Mother Earth News Magazine's Cozy Cabin

Free DIY Plans and Building Guide for a Cozy Cabin at

Build your own little cabin with the help of this step-by-step building guide.


Builder Steve Maxwell states that "Many people dream of building a cabin or cottage in the woods, beside a lake, along a bubbling brook or on top of a mountain with sweeping views. But cabins are not just for wilderness living. They also can offer cozy space as a guest room, an artistsí retreat, a craft center or a small office".

In a great article from a 2006 issue of Mother Earth News magazine, he shows you how to build a 14-by-20-foot cabin with a sleeping loft over a shady front porch.

The economical little house is designed for easy framing. Concrete pier footings let the cabin adapt to any terrain, including sloping, rough and rocky ground. Maxwell gives you extensive step-by-step building instructions and a complete material list. A beautiful isometric drawing and details by Len Churchill make the project easy to understand.

Mother Earth News Magazine's Cozy Cabin



  Find more on Facebook   




About Building I About I About Downloading I Contact Us I Your Privacy


Country Home Plans, Prefabs and Building Kits  Find do-it-yourself building plans as well as professional blueprints for beautiful homes by top North American designers. You'll learn how to have a timeless timber-frame barn home crafted for you, where to find log homes or how to get an energy efficient small home shipped right to your country acres or vacation property as an easy-to-assemble prefab building kit.

Do It Yourself Wind Turbine Building Guide

Do It Yourself Plans for Free Solar and Wind Power  Here's an inexpensive way for do-it-yourselfers to start saving on home energy costs. Earth 4 Energy is a downloadable guide that shows you how to build your own solar panels and your own backyard wind turbine for as little as $200 each.