Justin’s Small Eco-Cabin
|Total Above-ground living area||952|
|Lower level living area|
The dimensions shown are for the house only (indicating the smallest area needed to build). They do not include the garage, porches, or decks, unless they are an integral part of the design.
|24 W x 28 D|
|Number of stalls|
Traditionally, the overall height of a house is determined by measuring from the top of the finished floor on the main level, to the highest peak of the roof.
Raising or lowering the height of the ceilings on one or more floors of a house is often a simple change that can be made by your builder. However, if you want to raise the ceiling of the main floor of a two-story home, there has to be room to add steps to the existing staircase.
We consider a room to be vaulted if the ceiling - whether flat, angled, or curved - is above 10 feet at its highest point. If you prefer that one or more rooms not be vaulted in your new home, this is a very simple change that your builder can make for you.
KEY TO SYMBOLS:
LR = Living Room/Great Room
DR = Dining Room
FAM = Family Room
FOY = Foyer
STU = Study/Library/Den
KIT = Kitchen
SUN = Sunroom
MBR = Master Bedroom
MB = Master Bath
LOF = Loft
OFF = Office/Guest Room
REC = Recreation/Game Room
ALL = Entire Level
The generous entry porch creates an outdoor space to sit and relax. You enter a foyer space with room for a bench and closet. An open lavatory sink is located next to the full bath, but you can easily switch the linen closet for a smaller sink, if you prefer the sink in the bathroom. The living room has a vaulted ceiling, and is open to the kitchen, with an open central space for the dining table. A woodstove is located in the center of the room, which warms the entire cabin.
The upstairs balcony leads to a large, open loft bedroom space, which has a ceiling that vaults from 6′ at the edges to 11′ in the middle.
Elevation 1 For Justin's Eco Cabin
Elevation 2 For Justin's Eco Cabin
Rear Elevation For Justin's Eco Cabin
This cozy cabin has a small and simple footprint, and makes use of eco–friendly materials. It was originally designed with a metal roof, which is ideal if you are also interested in rainwater collection.