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LaMar Alexander
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I call this the Little Luxury cabin because it includes a big garden style tub and shower, dedicated bedroom and lots of built-in storage.





Enjoy!

LaMar
 
Scott Perkins
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I AM REALLY LOVING YOUR DESIGNS ! I am trying to establish some kind of weighting scale for the amount and quality/accessability of storage
for comparison. For instance this design with the same base size as your 14 x 14 A Frame cabin. With the Aframe cabin and 4 ft hi knee walls,
I'd say the 1st floor provides 10 x 14 of class A space and 4x14 storage space. Then again the A Frame offers a loft space for additional utility
and I wonder if for Zoning purposes if the Bureaucrats might not try to measure the loft space as a 2nd floor and push the structure to
more than the legal 200 sq feet. The loft of the A Frame might be 8x14 ft of say Class B space that is better than storage but
not as good as Class A space. Oh, I suppose we must also add some storage space in the cabin for the attic space above the ceiling.
Using similar grade materials as with the A Frame, how does the cost vary from the 10x20 cabin and the 14x14 cabin ?
 
LaMar Alexander
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Scott Perkins wrote:I AM REALLY LOVING YOUR DESIGNS ! I am trying to establish some kind of weighting scale for the amount and quality/accessability of storage
for comparison. For instance this design with the same base size as your 14 x 14 A Frame cabin. With the Aframe cabin and 4 ft hi knee walls,
I'd say the 1st floor provides 10 x 14 of class A space and 4x14 storage space. Then again the A Frame offers a loft space for additional utility
and I wonder if for Zoning purposes if the Bureaucrats might not try to measure the loft space as a 2nd floor and push the structure to
more than the legal 200 sq feet. The loft of the A Frame might be 8x14 ft of say Class B space that is better than storage but
not as good as Class A space. Oh, I suppose we must also add some storage space in the cabin for the attic space above the ceiling.
Using similar grade materials as with the A Frame, how does the cost vary from the 10x20 cabin and the 14x14 cabin ?


Hi Scott and very happy you are liking the cabin designs!
The 10x20 overall gives you more accesible storage space and could be increased with a loft design using a barn style roof. The loft is considered attic space and not counted as living space and as long as you keep walls under 10 feet high you should not have a problem with zoning in most counties but always good to check first. The cost for the basic framing not counting doors and windows which I recommend be recycled would be about the same for all my cabins and around $2000 depending on the materials you use. that does not include foundation which can be simple deck block or a poured pad or piers. Now that I am getting older I would probably build the 10x20 with a barn style roof so I had a first floor bedroom and use the loft for my grandkids and guests or storage because old knees and backs have a hard time with ladders and stairs.

Let me know if I can help and I do custome designs when I have the time.

LaMar
 
John Polk
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Have you looked at these plans for single-step stairs?
One sheet of plywood.
Each step has storage under it.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Step-Stairs/

 
Steve Powell
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Hi LaMar, I'm liking this design (Little Luxury Cabin 10X20) very much. I'm looking for hot water and a cabin heater (wood stove or ??). I'm thinking about a gas powered tank-less water heater. I'd like to have a wood stove but could live with a small forced air gas heater. I could also add a passive solar system on side opposite the entrance. SO much to do and so little space! I like the challenge. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Steve
 
LaMar Alexander
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Steve Powell wrote:Hi LaMar, I'm liking this design (Little Luxury Cabin 10X20) very much. I'm looking for hot water and a cabin heater (wood stove or ??). I'm thinking about a gas powered tank-less water heater. I'd like to have a wood stove but could live with a small forced air gas heater. I could also add a passive solar system on side opposite the entrance. SO much to do and so little space! I like the challenge. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Steve


Hi Steve, you could use a wood stove but in such a small space that is well insulated a wood stove would be overkill. I use a small OD propane water heater and blue flame room heater that is 99.8% efficient and as cheap to use as wood. There are plans in my ebooks for lots of those systems and free vids on my channel: http://www.youtube.com/solarcabin
 
Steve Powell
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Thanks LaMar! I wasn't even thinking about the blue flame heater! That would work nicely here. Yes, wood stove is overkill in this small space. I am new to this Forum and look forward to reading your eBooks. Thanks again! Steve
 
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