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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 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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