The average storage shed costs at least $5k, and a garage? Probably a minimum of $30K, depending on where you are. So a reasonably spacious one-room rustic cabin can be done for a bit more than $6,000, including frame, rough floors and shingled roof, but not windows, doors, exterior siding, appliances and plumbing? Sounds a bit optimistic to us, even with owner-supplied labor, but we ask you, our builders, to weigh in through the comments section. This is from Wide Open Country, a website that celebrates, well, country.
Cabin kits and design plans are making it easier than ever for people to build their country dream homes. Design plans are perfect for people with basic carpentry skills who want to construct their own cabin but don't know where to start.
The best part about building a cabin yourself? You are able to keep costs very low. For example, you can build this cozy A-frame for only $6,050 if you follow builder Steve Maxwell's instructions. Maxwell is the author of Build This Cozy Cabin, a book that details cabin building plans, tips for successful construction and common challenges associated with building this particular one-room cabin.
Maxwell's beautiful getaway is 14-by-20 feet, with a traditional A-frame roof, spacious inside room and an adorable porch. Above the porch is also a convenient sleeping loft. The building plans show where each specific board should be placed and provide instructions on which order all of the different components should be built in.