Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less. Gerald Rowan.

Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less.

Storey Publishing, 02/2010. 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways. Item #25110
ISBN: 9781603424622

From the Publisher;

The setting might be a sparkling lakefront, a cool clearing in the woods, a
breathtaking mountaintop, or an expansive beach, but the dream of a modest
retreat from everyday life often includes a simple little cabin. In cabin
getaways of the imagination, the cares of the world recede, time slows down, and
the day’s pace is set by leisure and quiet activities.

Compact Cabins presents 62 design interpretations of the getaway
dream, with something to please every taste. Best of all, these small footprint
designs are affordable and energy efficient without skimping on comfort and
style. The cabins range in size from a cozy 100 square feet to a more spacious
but still economical 1,000 square feet, and all include sleeping accommodations,
kitchen and bath facilities, and a heat source. Complete chapters on
low-maintenance building materials, utilities and appliances, and alternative
energy sources supply readers with the options for living efficiently in small

For every design, readers will find floor plans with detailed suggestions for
designing the space for optimal use. These plans are flexible; many feature
modular elements that can be mixed and matched to accommodate a particular
owner’s needs or hobbies. Features such as an outdoor fireplace, covered porch,
or external storage locker might work nicely in several cabin designs. It’s all
about enhancing and maximizing small spaces to suit individual needs and

Build small. In this time of uncertain energy costs, global warming, and
tighter budgets, building small is a theme that resonates with second-home
owners. Gerald Rowan shows readers how to achieve their cabin dreams on a small

About the Author;

Gerald Rowan has taught art, ceramics, architecture, and graphic
design for more than 30 years. He is currently a visiting professor in the art
and architecture department at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He has a
strong personal interest in “building small".

216 pages, paperback. Storey Publishing, LLC, (February , 2010)



Price: $19.95

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