the Wheelhouse Beartrap Cabin - 385 sq.ft.
We are pleased to offer these blueprints created by our friends at Wheelhouse Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The ‘Beartrap’ is one of their newest designs, from their series of micro-cabins custom-designed and built for their customers throughout Nova Scotia.
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The Beartrap Cabin
- 385 sq.ft. of interior floor space
- Large 3-piece bathroom
- Full kitchenette
- Loft bedroom with stair access
- Can be built on any type of foundation
The Beartrap Cabin was originally designed for a remote piece of Nova Scotia coastline, as the owner’s vacation retreat and short term rental space. Windows throughput bring in natural light, views and summer air; the big patio door opens onto the covered deck for a seamless flow between inside and out, providing shelter and comfort on the wild and craggy site.
Designed to be a fully self contained dwelling, this lofted cabin sleeps 3, with a full kitchenette and a large bathroom with laundry. It is fully-insulated for maximum comfort in all seasons and efficient heating; add a wood stove for the ultimate cool-weather cosiness.
The detailed construction drawings include pier & beam foundation details, floor plans, exterior elevations, framing details, wall, floor and roof sections, and a window & door schedule.
The following is for informational purposes only.
How much your cabin will cost to build depends on where you build, who builds it, and your choices of finishing details (high-end, modest, or low-end). 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. In the US or Canada, per square foot costs for materials range between US$100 and $250, with professional labour another US$100 to $250 per square foot.
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.