I think this is a fantastic design. I have been strongly considering a smallish A-Frame for myself and I proceeded to gather several hundred photos
of A-Frame cabins and I created a gallery here for ideas and inspiration...
thanks for posting this... im new here, like the site! i want to build with slip form stone as i have loads on my 20 acre hillside... ive been thinking about different options to start small to have a place to crash now and add on to the building later. ive never considered this design. I would agree it could be done WELL under $2k, having built things with salvage material myself. It would be a great start to add on to if i carefully choose where and what direction to build, which is an important factor addition or no addition.... I'm the king of unfinished projects OH, i think you should always build bigger if you can... you will wish you had the space later unless you are a TRUE minimalist, ive only ever met one that wasnt homeless.
EDIT: one other thought.... i cant think of the correct builders term for the short vertical walls on the interior BUT those could be eliminated and there could be a larger livable interior space if it was a barn style roof instead of A frame. And it wouldnt compromise the low cost.
i was just thinking about this as i need to come up with a temporary storage solution... One way to save big on costs would be to, at least, partially frame with rough timber, which i will most likely do since it will only cost my sweat and gas for the saw (i have loads of cedar). if/when i do this project, i will start my own thread instead of hi-jacking yours LaMar. thanks for the photo gallery scott, i'd like to see those plans if you can get them. of all those pics, i dont think i saw a single one with a ridge beam... any builders out there have an opinion on that? im thinking use of a ridge beam when building with rough timber would be helpful, especially since im usually a one man team.