They come in many different sizes, shapes, styles and configurations.
From cabin plans with a loft, to a frame cabins with 3-bedrooms, you will certainly find a perfect design from these 57 beautiful hand selected log cabins.
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Rosefield is a classic traditional cabin, which can be built for less than $6,000. The cabin is open plan, which has the advantage of making it far easier, cheaper and quicker to build than more intricate cabins with separate rooms. This particular plan also includes a detailed cabin assembly diagram and step-by-step instructions which includes a foundation guide.
Alaskan cabin is a small home built over a 5 month period on weekends only. The cabin has a porch area at the front, great sized windows which let in lots of natural light, and a loft space which acts as a bedroom. To the ground floor there is space for a table and chairs, a kitchen and a living area. The stairs up to the loft are spiraled to allow for maximum space downstairs.
Troncos is built mainly from pine wood which was sourced locally. It is a small one roomed cabin which would purpose as a guest cabin or weekend getaway. The plans are very detailed and take you through step by step, how to build this cabin with supporting photographs.
The Norwegian Cabin is a tiny home based on the Norwegian ‘stabbur’, a storehouse built on stilts. To avoid having to handle large logs, this cabin only uses logs of less than 16 feet and the home measures 10 foot by 13 foot. There is an open plan room on the ground floor and a bedroom in the loft space. The materials for this particular build cost less than $100.
Buffalo Run is a huge log cabin. With a 3161 square footage on the main level and a 2553 square footage in loft and storage space, the home has a very spacious feeling. This home benefits from two reception areas, including a great room and a more cozy family room, a kitchen and a dining room and three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a great sized bathroom with corner bath and closet space.
Whitfield is a tiny cabin with a sleeping loft. It would make an ideal hunting lodge or tiny home. The entrance to the cabin is through the sheltered front porch and it leads directly into an open plan area and kitchen. The loft can be accessed by ladders where you will find the sleeping space. This plan also includes a complete cutting list, floor, rafter, and floor beam calculations.
The Lookout Cabin is a small two-story plan which is perfect for those who have a narrow piece of land. Spread over 500 square feet, downstairs, you will find a living space, kitchen and bathroom. Whilst, upstairs has a bedroom with an en-suite and a balcony.
Hollybush is a tiny cabin measuring just 20 x 12 foot and can be built for under $2500. This cabin is also much easier to build than a traditional log cabin as it uses a framing and siding technique. To the exterior there is a small porch area, and on the interior there is enough space for a small kitchen and living space.
The Post Office is a small 160 square foot cabin built up on stilts. If would function well as a basic shelter for a fishing retreat or getaway home. To the front, there are steps which lead into the main room. The main room functions as both the living area and the sleeping area. There is a small kitchen and pantry area, and a small toilet room.
The Chesterfield is a good sized family home which has porches to both the front and the back. Upon entrance, the first room is the large living room, which opens up onto the dining room and kitchen. Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom. To the first floor, you’ll find a third bedroom and bathroom and plenty of storage space. Half of the upstairs is open to the living room below.
Ozark Haven is a beautiful looking home from the exterior. It is built on graded land which allows for stilts of different lengths to support the home. The property has stairs up to the front porch, which then leads into the dining room and living room. There are two good sized double bedrooms and one single as well as two bathrooms. There is also a utility room and a carport.
Acadian is a great sized 3 bedroom home. A log cabin isn’t complete without a decking area and this home is no exception. To the ground floor is the living room, kitchen and dining space as well as a utility and bathroom. The master bedroom is also situated on the ground floor, with direct access onto the decking. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms with plenty of storage space and an additional bathroom.
Jesse is a small modest home with an open plan living and kitchen space, and two average sized bedrooms. It sits on a beautiful stone foundation, with a stone chimney to match. The roof extends over both the front and the back to provide two porch areas, propped up with vertical logs. The plan includes detailed cross-sections of the wall and the roof as well as the kitchen cupboard set-up.
The A Frame cabin is becoming a much more popular choice for log cabin builders and blends in with a forest environment. This cabin has a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor, and two bedrooms on the first floor. Both of the bedrooms have a balcony which each sit on-top of the porch areas below.
Lilly is a three story home, perfect for an expanding family. Lilly would look great on a graded piece of land which allows for a basement. The basement houses the garage, two bedrooms and a laundry room. Up to the main floor, you will find the great room, a kitchen and dining area and two more bedrooms. The second floor, which is loft space, has room for a bedroom and a second bathroom.
The Guest House is a very simply and typically shaped log cabin. It has a great porch area which can be accessed by the steps at the front. Through the porch and front door, you’ll find a small living area with space for a dining table and kitchen units. To the back of the cabin is a bedroom with access to the bathroom.
Idaho is a solid log cabin built with log interior walls which provides a true log cabin feel throughout. The cabin is u-shaped which creates an enclosed porch entrance area. The living room is the first room you step into, and it has a large cathedral ceiling. To the left are two bedrooms which share a bathroom in the middle, and to the right is a third bedroom and a kitchen and second bathroom.
Cottage life cabin is a very tiny cabin which would be used for multiple things. Within this plans pack there are a few different examples of floor layout including a guest cabin, a writers retreat and a kids’ playroom. This cabin is easy to build and come complete with fully detailed, step-by-step instructions and a comprehensive materials list.
The Stealth Cabin is a tiny 8×8 cabin which is designed to look like regular garden storage to avoid any unwanted attention. To the interior, there is space for a small kitchen, a toilet and shower and a two seater sofa. This cabin is ideal for those who are looking for an off-grid cabin; it has no power, water or sewer connection.
The Dormitory has a very uniquely shaped roof with one side extending further than the other. To the interior there is a living room with a fantastic cathedral ceiling and to the back of the cabin there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a ladder to access the loft space which looks over the living room. The plan includes detailed cross-sections as well as a ladder and framing plan.
The Nature Cabin is a low cost cabin which was built to be an ‘over-night’ cabin and sleep a family of five. As the main purpose of the cabin was to sleep, they didn’t install a kitchen however there is space to. The 16 x 24 foot A-frame cabin took only 5 days to build and cost only $1000.
Rustic Home has two porches, one to the front and one to the back. On entrance into the living room, there is a great stone fireplace which backs onto the range in the kitchen. The kitchen leads through to the utility room and has a bathroom just next to it. There are two bedrooms and the option of plenty of loft storage if you wanted to add a loft floor.
Pioneer Log Cabin is a tiny home which is built with hand-hewn logs. There is only one open plan room on the ground floor, and a trap door providing access to the loft space. There is a beautiful fireplace which spans half of the external wall on the West Side, and on the east side there is a lean to which could provide an entrance and storage space.
Winterview Farm is a two story tiny home which on stilts to raise it off the ground. There are steps which lead up to the small porch area, and upon entrance there is one room downstairs. To the second floor, there is another room of the same size, and access to a small balcony area. A cabin like this could easily be built on wheels or a trailer bed so it is transportable.
Zeeb House was originally built in 1817 and has since gone down as one of the most famous cabins ever built. The plans were drawn well after it was built and have since been made available for free by The Historic American Buildings Survey. Zeeb is a simple two-story cabin, which is fairly easy to build.
Mench-Reall is a medium sized cabin suitable for an individual or couple as it only has a single bedroom. Whilst it is a simple shape to build, the notches are dovetailed which results in it having a build difficulty of 3/5. My favorite feature in this cabin is the open fireplace.
Upper Mill cabin is one of the most difficult plans to build plans presented here. The difficulty comes from the large unique shape and also the tough notch type. However, if you are skilled enough to build, it would make a beautiful family home, with its’ large three bedrooms and open plan living area.
Kemper cabin, named after Reverend James Kemper, is perfectly suited to a sloped plot of land as it has large pile foundations. The cabin has two well-sized bedrooms, a living space, kitchen and open fireplace. In this set of free plans you will find floor plans, elevations and foundation plans.
Carbondale is a small two-story cabin, which would make an ideal tiny home or hunting lodge. Downstairs you will find a large open plan space, which could house a kitchen and bathroom. In the corner there is a staircase, which leads to the first floor. This plan comes complete with elevations and photos.
The Thomas Jefferson plan, also known as Jefferson for short, is a small, easy to build cabin, suitable for an individual or couple. This plan is inspired by the first cabin built in Texas- back in 1841. The cabin is primitive in nature with a single large plan living space and an open fireplace.
The Regenary plan is a more sophisticated version of the previously mentioned Jefferson Plan. It features a living room and kitchen on the ground floor with a wrap around porch. On the first floor is a large space, which could easily be used for the bedroom and bathroom.
Log Cottage is a sweet 16 x 24 foot cabin which would be great as a guest cabin or a home for a couple who love tiny living. It provides two options as to where the front door and porch are placed; the interior can be changed to suit. The plan shown details a vaulted living room which reaches up the height of the ceiling. There is also space for kitchen units and a bathroom. The loft space looks over the below living room.
Garden Cottage is the second alternative to the above Log Cottage. This floorplan is switched around so that the longer wall acts as the entrance. In this plan, the rooms remain the same for all but the kitchen units. The cabin could sleep a family of four with a bedroom downstairs, and a bed in the loft.
Mardo was designed to be a tiny home that could be placed on wheels so that it can be moved around. The entrance leads into the kitchen, with the bathroom on the left, and then into a living room. There are stairs to the loft area which could house a bed and also has a good sized storage area.
Calderton is another tiny home log cabin plan. The 32 x 12 foot home has one bedroom with storage, an l-shaped kitchen which is opposite the bathroom and decent sized living and dining space. Unusually for a tiny home, the bathroom has enough room for a bath.
The Rambler is a perfectly square shaped log cabin designed for a single occupant or a couple. With just one bedroom, and a bathroom complete with a bath, there may be space for guests if you were to include a pull out sofa in the living/dining room. The kitchen is a great U-shape which makes full use of the space available.
Evergreen has two bedrooms and two bathrooms; it is a medium sized log cabin and a good size to build if it is your first build. There is a great space for a porch area on the same wall as the entrance as it would be sheltered by the wall of bedroom two. Evergreen also has a totally open plan living space which gives it lots of flexibility.
Walden is a fantastic family-sized home. You enter directly into the living room, which opens onto the dining room and the kitchen. There is also a utility off the kitchen. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms; the master bedroom also has a walk in wardrobe.
Homesteader Cabin is a very easy build as it is made from framing and sheathing rather than actual logs. This also reduces the cost and the time of the build. The plan pack is extremely detailed and include 21 pages of measurements and drawings of all the different elements involved. It doesn’t include a floorplan so you can be very flexible with how you want the interior to be.
Summerset is one of the smallest cabins we feature in this plans pack. It is an 8×8 tiny cabin with room for a toilet, a kitchen and perhaps a small sofa. The plan includes framing illustrations and dimensions as well as exterior views and it is very easy to follow.
Penelope is a very small cabin plan, which is more suited to either a summer room or tiny home. The plan has four large windows on the south facing wall to allow for lots of natural daylight in the afternoon. This plan would be ideal for a single occupant.
Tom’s Cabin, named after its owner, is one of the most thorough plans presented here. This cabin can be built for $1000 and features a bedroom and bathroom. In my opinion the plan is best suited to either a hunting or camping cabin. The plan includes detailed elevations and roof designs.
The aptly named ‘Tiny Cabin’ plan is an easy to build cabin, which could realistically be built over a long weekend. As the plan’s name suggest it is best suited to a single occupant as it only measures 8×12 foot. My favorite feature on this plan is the side windows, which help to provide natural daylight to make the appearance of the cabin bigger.
The Micro Gambrel is a tiny, two-story cabin, which can be built for less than $2000. This cabin plan is best suited for either a hunting or camping lodge. My favorite feature of this cabin is the loft/second floor, which can be used as a snug sleeping area.
Spread over 3 floors, Escalada is a large 3 bedroomed cabin, which would be suitable for a family. On the ground floor is the kitchen, bathroom and dining area. In the basement is the first bedroom, en-suite and large storage area. Finally, in the loft, you will find the Master Bedroom.
The Summer Camp is a small cabin, which has two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and a fireplace. This plan would make a fantastic camping lodge or man cave. The cabin also has a covered porch area where you can sit out and relax. It has a difficulty grade of 4/5 so should only be attempted if you have previous cabin building experience.
The Little Cottage plan would be perfect as either a Tiny Getaway home or a Guesthouse in your garden. With a difficult grading of 2/5 it could be built in less than a week. Within the free plans you will find: Full Elevations and a foundation, electric and roof Plan.
The Farm Log Home is a classic, traditional, cabin with a large wrap around porch. The plan was first drawn way back in 1947, however it would still make a beautiful cabin by today’s standards. Within the plans you will find, floor plans, detailed elevations and even framing and wall plans.
The Shuttleworth is a large family cabin, which is spread over two stories. On the ground floor you will find a living room, dining room and the first of three bedrooms. Upstairs you will find a further two bedrooms and a large storage area. Whilst this home is spectacular, due to its size and notch type it is difficult to build.
The Log Farmhouse plan is a spacious family cabin with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. This large house has three floors and uses a dovetail notch. Due to this, its’ difficulty rating is 5/5 making it one of the hardest plans presented here to build. However, the plans do contain detailed information including full elevations, floor plans and even a staircase plan.
In terms of square footage, the Lillander Cabin is the largest cabin in this list. It sprawls over 3 stories and contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms. On the ground floor you will find a recreation room, laundry room and kitchen. The first floor houses two of the bedrooms and a bathroom. Finally, on the second floor your will find the remaining two bedrooms and bathroom.
The Glasgow is a large bungalow cabin plan, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the ground floor you will find a kitchen, dining room, living room and two bedrooms each with their own en-suite. The Master Bedroom also has access to its own pantry area. This plan is suitable for those with a lot of land who want to make a large, comfortable cabin.
The Sanctuary is a medium sized bungalow cabin with two bedrooms, making it ideal for either a couple of young family. When you enter the house you immediately enter the living room and kitchen/dinning area. Off the living room you will find two bedrooms each with their own built in wardrobe. Due to the size and notch type of this plan it has a difficulty rating of 4/5.
Mulberry Lodge is a charming cabin with an entrance room, kitchen/dinning area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The plans have been designed as a duplex, meaning two lodges can be built next to each other, mirroring each other’s layout. If the homes were built as duplexes they share each other’s chimney stack and utilities which helps keep the build costs down.
The Habitat is a medium sized cabin designed for people with physical disabilities. The home is designed over a single story so no access lift is required. On the ground floor you will find a living room, kitchen/dining area, utility room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen features lowered worktops so wheelchair users can access them comfortably.
The Cottage is a large bungalow cabin with three bedrooms. The plans also feature a carport to the side of the cabin. It is also one of the largest plans in this collection with a square footage of over 2300. Due to its size, the cabin would be suited to a larger family or, could be used as a rental property.
The Meadow is one of the largest plans available in this collection. It has three bedrooms spread out over two stories. It is designed to be energy efficient by reducing the amount of direct sunlight exposure onto the cabin, which helps to reduce your AC bills during the summer. My favorite feature of this cabin plan is the large wrap around porch.