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# Posted: 17 Sep 2008 18:58


After thinking about it for years I'm going to build a cabin. I'm not sure about all the details of it yet thought. I don estimate that it'll be about 10X12 feat. It's up on a large piece of property my mom/dad own.

Building permits and limits are fairly simple, and not very strict, so I need not worry about them. (I've done some research)

I'm seriously thinking of using an A-Frame design for my cabin and devided it into the bottom floor and a loft type floor. I think this would be a good option and I don't see it leaving too much un-usable space. What do you all think?

I've got a blog going for it at:


# Posted: 18 Sep 2008 10:01 - Edited by: CabinBuilder

I think having an additional (semi-)floor / upper bed area in the cabin is a great idea!
I wanted to keep my cabin structure simpler so I didn't do the loft floor, but afterward I wished I have done it. It would add a valuable space in the small size cabin.

Good luck with your project. Keep us posted.

# Posted: 19 Oct 2008 08:46

We put a loft in our 12 x 16 cabin, and it works out great. Have not decided about the ladder just yet. Using a step ladder currently. It can get quite warm in the loft during the summer, so insulation and ventilation is a must, at least it is down here in Texas...
Good luck, and looking forward to seeing you progress.

# Posted: 16 Sep 2009 21:42


This sounds exactly like what we're about to start at my hunting lease. We're unsure of how to construct the loft without having to pitch the roof a lot. Can you post some pictures of the inside of your cabin so I can see the loft? Also, did you have your trusses made or did you do them yourself?

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