A simple permit-free A-frame


Our smallest and simplest design, this permit-free cabin plan distills the iconic A-frame aesthetic down to its essential elements. The 10’ x 10’ footprint and 9’ x 12’ interior floor area lets you build it *permit-free in many jurisdictions. With its 4’ x 12’ covered deck, this little beauty really shines as a guest sleeping bunk, meditation, yoga, or art studio, just about anywhere you’d like to put it. Leave the framing exposed for the ultimate in rustic simplicity, or add insulation and finish the ceiling for complete 3-season luxury. 

Simple to build, this is a great DIY project, as your one and only getaway space, or as a complement to a larger main cabin or house project. With a small team of 2-3 capable people this cabin can be built from start to finish in a week. It requires no heavy machinery or specialized tools, and the plans come with a list of the off-the-shelf materials required, for simple one-stop ordering from your local lumber yard.

*This cabin may be built without a construction permit depending on the project site and intended use. Always confirm your region’s regulations before deciding to build any project.



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