the Raven Original, v.2.0 - 490 sq.ft.


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The Original Analog Oasis 

  • Fully insulated for 4-season use
  • Can be built on any type of foundation
  • Overall footprint 30’ x 28’
  • Interior floor area: 490+ sq ft
  • Screened sleeping porch: 120 sq ft
  • Two lofts
  • Galley Kitchen
  • 3-piece Bathroom
  • Materials List included

“Very impressed and inspired. Your cabin is not simply beautiful, but off-grid. I don't think many would guess from the photos!” - Matt Cassidy, Cabin Porn

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.

At just 490 square feet its size offers a more simplified version of an out-of-town escape than some people covet. A larger structure closer to the water was the original plan, but I shifted my focus to a natural flat zone in the trees and scaled the building down to avoid altering the landscape. 

This design came about as a collection of ideas filed away over the years that I’d been wanting to test out. As well, I wanted to build it alone, to enjoy the freedom to maintain my own pace and have full control of the process, so I drew up the plans always thinking about straightforward & buildable methods for working solo. I built the original - footings to final finishes - in 4 months; more hands should make the process even quicker.

This 2.0 +bathroom version includes

  • materials list
  • all exterior elevations
  • floor plan
  • roof plan
  • wall and roof sections
  • framing details.
  • kitchen layout
  • window and door schedule

Do you have a steep building site? I have an alternate version of the OG Raven that is designed to sit on a ‘walkout’ style foundation. Please be in touch to purchase.

I wanted to reach out to you and say thank you for the Raven House Original plans.  I ordered them from you about 2 years ago; we have spent the past 17 months building the cabin using the plans and have truely enjoyed the process.  We have been so pleased with the plans and the house and how it has turned out.  The cabin is located on the side of a mountain in the Adirondack Park, NY.   Thank you once again!”  -Mike Vance

  To purchase this plan, please visit my Etsy store:


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