Owen Geiger, designer

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Just like the name implies, this cabin design is for remote fishing and hunting camps where it is difficult to transport building materials. It is compact, efficient and easy to build. A sleeping loft is under the high side of a shed roof. Note: Pier footings are shown here for sloping sites, but with earthbags it is usually easier to build right on the ground. Recommended cement board skirting not shown. 283 sq. ft. interior, sleeping loft, 1 bath; footprint: 17′ x 24′

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

The Plans for Sale

These plans are available as digital PDF files or AutoCAD files and are offered by Dr. Owen Geiger as complete and ready to build from. They include necessary elevations, floorplans, cross section details, and other significant construction details; they don’t show every view, every detail — just enough to build. They do not include electrical and plumbing details. The section views explain how everything goes together and should answer your questions about materials. The plans are scaled and dimensioned.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to find out special requirements, such as what alternative building is allowed in your county or what you have to do to get houses permitted. Are there special requirements for foundations, etc.? Do they require an engineer or architect to stamp the plans? It might be a good idea to know these things before ordering plans.

The AutoCAD version is the same as the PDF version, just in a format that can be read by AutoCAD software or other software that reads .dwg files. We recommend buying the AutoCAD version if you plan to have a professional architect or engineer read or make changes to the plan. This may be necessary in some jurisdictions that require state-licensed architects or engineers to stamp plans before they will be acceptable. Or if you want another professional to make some custom changes to Owen’s stock plans, then AutoCAD version may be the way to  go. If you would like both the PDF and the AutoCAD versions, then just indicate this when you purchase the AutoCAD version and they both will be sent for the price of the AutoCAD file.

This plan is offered with a free copy of Owen’s popular Earthbag Building Guide e-book.

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PDF Digital Plans
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$150

AutoCAD files
$350


Comments

Wilderness Cabin — 2 Comments

  1. How much would it cost to build this if I could get the building material at a Habitat for humanity store and the windows and doors second hand? An build it without pro builders??

    • This one is more difficult to build, plus you’d have to buy the plans. The $300 House is way easier. Use as much recycled materials as you can get plus poles from the forest, etc. Some people spend months or even a year collecting virtually all materials in advance for free by collecting stuff people set out on the curbs. This requires getting up early and cruising around somewhat affluent neighborhoods.

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