-Can be built on any type of foundation
-Building footprint: 42’ x 23’
-Overall footprint, including both open decks: 42’ x 29’
-Interior floor area, including the loft: 700 sq ft
-Bedroom + Loft
-Full-sized kitchen & bathroom
Inspired by the classic good looks of traditional summer cabins and camps throughout eastern North America, the RavenHouse NorthEast’s soaring cathedral ceilings, fantastic acoustics, and ample natural daylighting will sooth and recharge you in a rare way. With over 760 square feet of main floor space and 120 square feet of combined loft space, it is just the right size for hosting short-term rental guests, or for your own weekend getaway.
In a blend of old and new, familiar and unconventional, the form is classic but the functionality and comfort are up to date; the large, modern, expanses of insulated glass maximize interior light - and provide amazing views of the surrounding scenery.
Extra-thick walls ensure comfort and sustainability throughout the year, and the steeply sloped roof is at an ideal angle for solar panels. The undivided double height space allows the interior areas to connect and borrow space from one another. For example, the bed loft would feel cramped if it were fully enclosed; the open volume also makes the living area below feel much larger.
Whether cooking for two or an extra four overnight guests, the kitchen is both generous and efficient, with room for full-sized appliances.
The large 3-piece bathroom, with laundry, is bright and warm, its lower ceiling adding to its cosiness.
The bedroom’s upper-level loft space is bathed in sunshine and cool summer breezes through the big, operable skylight, perfect as a reading nook or office, yoga space or overflow sleeping.
22 page drawing set includes elevation views, section views, plan views, framing details, window and door schedules, interior and exterior full colour renders, woodstove detail, interior and exterior wall details, and more.
Required skills: this design requires at least intermediate carpentry skills to execute; these are construction plans, not step-by-step instructions.
|880+ sq ft|
|Comfortably sleeps 4|
|Large three-piece bathroom|
|Main floor bedroom with loft above|
|Full kitchen with full-sized appliances|
|Wood burning stove|
|Mini-split system for heat & A/C|
The following is for informational purposes only.
No matter if you’re planning to build it all yourself or hire professional help, almost everyone wants to know how much their cabin will cost to build. For realistic planning, you need real numbers.
In the US or Canada, per square foot costs for materials range between US$75 and $250, with labour another US$75 to $250 per square foot. Pay no attention to the U.S. ‘national average cost-per-square-foot’ as it is not a realistic guideline to base any decisions on (and is certainly not helpful if you live in a country other than the US). It is grossly misleading as a ballpark costing method because it includes tens of thousands of 2500 sq ft suburban houses, mass-produced buildings that are constructed on machine-flattened land using builder grade materials bought with volume discounts, very unlike the small cabin or house you’ll be building. Apples and oranges, especially if you are not hiring out much of the labour.
To get up-to-date, locally relevant pricing for the materials that will be required to build your cabin, take your set of plans (no matter where you purchased them) to a building materials supplier to receive a ‘materials takeoff’ and price for everything that they are able to supply. If you are building your cabin yourself, *this* amount, plus another 15% for contingency, is your ballpark cost to build, plus your time.
Complete and even more accurate building budget calculations can be made by a local, experienced builder who has considered all your unique requirements and the building site’s unique characteristics. It can be worth paying a small consultation fee to gain their real-life insights into building costs in your particular area.
Cost varies by region and finishings. All of our designs offer flexibility during planning and during construction to use windows, doors, and interior & exterior finishes that suit your budget and preferences.