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Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways Spiral-Bound | February 27, 2010

Gerald Rowan

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A collection of small-footprint designs that are affordable and energy efficient without skimping on comfort and style.

In the woods, on a mountaintop, or at the water’s edge, a small cabin can fulfill big dreams. With attention to efficient living and minimizing energy footprints, Gerald Rowan provides 62 designs for compact and creative buildings that are flexible enough to fit whatever your needs may be. Rowan includes detailed floor plans with plenty of modular elements that make the designs adaptable and easy to recreate with cost-effective, low-maintenance materials. Make the most of the cabin you call home, regardless of its size.
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Original Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216 pages
ISBN-10: 1603424628
Item Weight: 0.9 lbs
Dimensions: 8.0 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars 101 to 500 ratings
“Some of the designs in the book verge on the vacation-home look, but many are appealing in the way they play with the traditional presentation of a cabin. I was intrigued by the Micro Cabin at mere 162 square feet.”

Gerald Rowan is the author of Compact Cabins. Retired from full-time teaching, he now teaches architectural history part-time at various schools in Pennsylvania, including Lehigh University and Haverford College. He has owned and renovated more than 60 small houses and cabins.