the Raven Original + bathroom - 490 sq.ft.
The Original Analog Oasis
-Fully insulated for 4-season use
-Can be built on any type of foundation: piers, slab-on-grade, crawl-space, full basement
-Overall footprint, including the screened sleeping porch & open decks: 30’ x 28’
-Interior floor area: 490+ sq ft/ Screened sleeping porch: 120 sq ft
Immediate download PDF files: on completion of your purchase a download link is emailed to you, to securely load your plans onto any device you’d like, ready for printing.
These are the blueprints for the Raven Original (+ bathroom version), featured widely in a variety of online articles, and in print, including the books Cabin Porn: Inside and Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big.
This design came about as a collection of ideas filed away over the years that I’d been wanting to try; as a carpenter, I wanted to build it alone, to enjoy the freedom to maintain my own pace and have full control of the creative process.
I drew up the plans always thinking about the most straightforward, easy to build methods. Working solo, I built the original in just 4 months; more hands should make the process even quicker.
The + bathroom version includes all exterior elevations, floor plans, roof plan, pier-and-beam foundation plan, wall and roof sections, and framing details. Also included in the + bathroom version is a suggested kitchen layout and the window and door schedule of recommended sizes.
Been a fan of the original design for years now and looking to start my own journey in Maine…I think you've really managed to hit the nail on the head with the design bringing the cabin into the 21st century but maintaining the essence of what makes a cabin a cabin. TOP WORK!"
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.