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Mar 27 2013

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Vacation House Plans for a Variety of Getaways – The House Plan Shop

Vacation House Plan 047H-0077At some point in time, we all need to escape our busy lifestyles and demanding work schedules. For some, this means a getaway to the mountains or relaxing a favorite fishing lake. For others, it means soaking up the sun on the beach or eating dinner on the deck while listening to the ocean waves crash in the distance. Whether you prefer a warm vacation or mountain escape, we have the vacation house plan for you! So if you’re the type who wants to have your own vacation home in your favorite city or town or in your favorite secluded space, considering building one of our vacation homes.

 

Our vacation house plan collection features floor plans that offer 1500 square feet of finished living space or less. Though small and accommodating, these designs are used for recreational residences or secondary homes. They are perfect for long weekends with the kids, mini-vacations, and hunting/fishing retreats. Also, they can serve as a source of income to those who choose to rent them out to others looking for a break from our fast-paced world. Vacation floor plans generally include one or more bedrooms and baths and modest features. The living areas are often open to one another creating as spacious feel for an otherwise small space. Also, this allows for flexibility and maximum use of the space. Though special amenities may be lacking, the basics such as a compact kitchen and a stackable washer/dryer unit deliver cozy yet comfortable space.

 

Our vacation home plan collection includes:

Cabin plans

Cottage home designs

Beach house plans

Coastal homes

Waterfront house plans

A-Frame house plans

Mountain house plans

 

Typically, vacation house plans blend well with their surroundings and are designed to make the most of panoramic views, natural features and location. They commonly encourage the enjoyment of nature by incorporating walls of windows, sweeping porches and large decks strategically positioned to take advantage of the surrounding landscape and stunning scenery.

 

Low maintenance is “key” when it comes to vacation homes. The exterior requires little upkeep and the interior provides simple accommodations. Fashioned with efficient living spaces, vacation homes are designed to promote relaxation and comfort giving you a place where you can get away from it all!

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Apr 20 2011

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The House Plan Shop – Featured Log Cabin House Plan for Rustic Getaways

Log Home Plan 012L-0020Designed for woodsy getaways, this log cabin house plan is sure to please you. The structure is composed of true logs and accented with stone allowing it to blend well with the natural surroundings. An open deck encourages grilling, conversation, relaxation and the enjoyment of nature. Just imagine stargazing with your loved one after a tasty outdoor meal. Passing through double doors you’ll find a welcoming floor plan where the great room, dining area and kitchen team up creating an open and casual atmosphere in front of a crackling fireplace. Special features here include a breakfast bar, pantry and two-story ceiling with a view to the loft above. Tucked at the back of the home for privacy, the bedroom enjoys a large closet and immediate access to the full bath. The upper level loft is partitioned making it a great bunk room for the kids or friends sharing a long weekend with you amid Mother Nature’s majesty. Perhaps you’d prefer to use one portion of the loft as a sleeping area and the other portion as an office, sitting room or hobby space. The choice is yours! Note the two large storage closets, ideal for seasonal linens or fishing poles and hunting gear. No matter how you envision this log cabin home plan, you’ll appreciate its comfortable and cozy floor plan as well as its ability to accommodate a broad range of needs.

 

For more designs similar to this log cabin house plan, check out The House Plan Shop’s cabins and cottages collection and our log home floor plans.

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Mar 23 2011

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The House Plan Shop: Featured Cozy Cabin House Plan

Cabin House Plan 034H-0090Whether you are a hunter, a fisherman, a nature lover or an all-around outdoor enthusiast, chances are you might like owning your own cabin. Ideal for a weekend getaways and outdoor sporting trips, this cabin house plan delivers all the comforts of home in a modest design. Exterior stone accents blend nicely with the surrounding landscape while the covered front porch provides a place to take in the sight and sounds of nature. After a day on the lake, a hunting expedition or mountain biking your favorite trail, come home and relax in front of the fireplace. An open floor plan delivers an efficient kitchen and nook overlooking the great room beneath a 9’ ceiling. A comfortable bedroom and full bath offer rest and refreshment. Don’t miss the convenient laundry closet. Follow the turned stair to the second floor where a loft features a built-in desk and offers flexible space for an office, computer room, TV area or an extra bedroom for hunting and fishing buddies or weekend guests. If you are dreaming of a weekend retreat, this cabin home plan is ensures a comfortable and practical place to get away from it all!

 

View more cabin house plans at The House Plan Shop.

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Mar 02 2011

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About Log Cabin House Plans – The House Plan Shop

025L-0022 Log Cabin House PlanLog cabin house plans are rooted in America’s history being built first by settlers and pioneers along the American frontier during Westward Expansion. At that time, they served as a simple source of shelter and were constructed with logs from trees native to the area. Log cabin home plans became popular again near the end of the 20th century offering a rustic alternative to modern living. Many of today’s homeowners build log cabins as a secondary residence, such as a hunting or fishing retreat or a vacation getaway. Like the log cabins of old, today’s designs are primarily built with white pine longs or logs native to the region. They showcase a rustic exterior blending well with their natural surroundings, and some may include the use of other natural materials such as stone. Cabin designs like those offered at The House Plan Shop generally offer less than 1200 square feet of living space. Due to their small size and their ability to fit into the surroundings almost anywhere, log cabin house plans are closely related to vacation homes, mountain house plans, log homes and other cabins and cottages.

 

Most log cabin floor plans are fairly simple featuring one or two bedrooms or a bedroom and a sleeping loft along with one or two baths. Typically, the kitchen is a compact design providing just the basics and the living and dining areas are combined. Occasionally log cabin house plans include a few thoughtful extras like a stackable washer and dryer unit, a fireplace and a covered porch or deck. 

 

Whether you are looking for a hunting cabin for you and your buddies, a peaceful fishing retreat near your favorite lake a vacation cabin for outdoor and adventure sporting trips, log cabins are practical, cozy and comfortable accommodating your needs no matter what they might be.

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Dec 22 2010

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Learn the Basics about Cabin House Plans – The House Plan Shop

032H-0005 Cabin House PlanCabin house plans are small in nature and are often used as vacation homes or secondary residences, perfect for weekend getaways. They are generally known for their rustic appearance and ability to blend with their natural surroundings. Many times, cabin home plans are built as a hunting or fishing retreat and work well in the mountains, beside lakes and in wooded areas. The exterior finish and trim often consists of natural materials such wooden siding or shingles and stone. Outdoor living spaces such as covered or screened porches encourage the enjoyment of nature. Inside, cabin floor plans deliver the basic amenities. They usually provide one or two bedrooms (or maybe an upstairs sleeping loft), a full bath, an efficiency kitchen, and an open floor plan with the kitchen and eating space adjoining the living area. Sometimes, cabins even include a fireplace and a stacked/washer dryer unit. The interiors are usually finished with wood continuing the rustic feel inside the home. Log cabins are perhaps the most well known cabin home plans. The designs in The House Plan Shop’s cabin house plan collection are typically less than 1220 square feet and do not have a garage. Due to their small nature and ability to fit into the surroundings almost anywhere, cabin floor plans are closely related to cottage home plans and vacation house plans.

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