By Aurora Zeledon
Is your favorite aesthetic rustic, mountain chic, but you don't want to break the bank to build your dream vacation home? Cabin plans come in many shapes and sizes. While A-frame designs usually are thought of as having steeply pitched roofs that go all the way down, most of these small floor plans (each around 1,200 square feet) are a little less extreme - but no less cozy.
This is probably what you picture when you think of an A-Frame cabin plan: a steeply pitched roof and plenty of rugged charm. And with a deck for the main level plus a large balcony upstairs, you've got a choice on the best viewing spot for stargazing, or catching the sunset. The kitchen's peninsula overlooks the living room.
Building in a beautiful area? Of course you are, since that's the whole point of a cabin. This one offers you tons of windows to capture the view, along with a spacious deck for enjoying the sunset outside. The relaxed open layout makes it easy to socialize. For more ambiance, build a fire in the fireplace.
Here's a streamlined, modern interpretation of an A-Frame plan. The footprint is very simple, which should help keep costs down. Meanwhile, large windows let you feel immersed in nature. The loft upstairs would make a great home office or cozy reading room.
This cabin design beautifully blends traditional and modern styles. The large windows feel sleek and let in lots of light. Check out the main suite's bathroom on the first level. Upstairs, two secondary bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. One of the bedrooms even boasts a private deck!