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Compact Cabins: Simple L. .has been added to your Cart. 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

Compact Cabins: Simple L. 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.

With attention to efficient living and minimizing energy footprints, Gerald Rowan provides 62 designs for .

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.

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Compact Cabins - Gerald Rowan. Introduction: Good living in small spaces

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Compact Cabins - Gerald Rowan. Introduction: Good living in small spaces. Most of us dream of having a small place on a lake, in the mountains, on the shore, in the woods, or even in our backyard. Some dream of a place for privacy and solitude. Some dream of a place to make art or write. Some dream of a place for fishing, getting out in nature, or simply spending time with friends and family.

More by Gerald Rowan. Cabins range from 100 to 1,000 feet but are high in low-maintenance building materials, utility choices, and alternative energy.

book by Gerald Rowan. More by Gerald Rowan. Compact Houses: 50 Creative Floor Plans for Well-Designed Small Homes. Any cabin builder will relish the design specifics and insights.

With attention to efficient living and minimizing energy footprints, Gerald Rowan provides 62 designs for compact and creative buildings that are flexible enough . I was intrigued by the Micro Cabin at mere 162 square feet.

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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.

Comments: (7)

Tejora
Paperback about 50/50 text and black and white photos-drawings. Recycled paper. Good general knowledge book discussing compact/small (not Tiny) cabin designs and layouts. This is not a book with building blue prints but rather a book to stimulate you into thinking about what you may want to build and how you want to layout the space. Book also has several info chapters logistics, modular, shipping containers, various materials, etc. I have around 20 specific residential construction books, this book is not about how to build a specific wall, roof, etc. This book centers on the overview of floor plans and many compact house designs with rough floor plans- not blueprints. It is a good tool for determining the style of house you want to build and may get you thinking about how you want to layout your rooms, doors, storage, etc. Good general resource book.
NI_Rak
Let me start by saying I love the design of this book. The floor plans are laid out in a way that anyone can easily look at them and understand it. This book is packed with knowledge of the many ways you can go about building a small cabin or tiny home. They even talk about how you can take their floor plans and mix and match to design your own. It explains in detail all about the options for plumbing,sewage,heating, and so much more. If you are at all interested in building yourself a tiny home or small cabin as a getaway, this is the book for you. With so many options and ideas in this book all you must do is decide and begin building your dream.
Lilegha
As the title says, I own over twenty cabin books. This is by far my favorite design/floorplan book. It has 50+ different designs. The review about it simply being a series of identical designs with "expensive bump outs" and "no use of lofts" apparently didn't look at more than a few designs, nor read the actual text of the book. In the second half, the author addresses adding more floor-space cheaply by using lofts for sleeping areas. There are only a few designs with bump-outs, and if you don't like them, turn the page!

My favorite thing is the way the book is organized, the cabins are arranged in sq/ft. order as you look through the first half of the book, going from just over a hundred feet to almost 1,000 (but most are 600 sq/ft or fewer). Each design gets a floor plan and an elevation (exterior drawing), covering two pages per cabin.

The second half of the book gives excellent overview-level information about green building, energy efficiency, off-the-grid ideas, incorporating garages, RV-concepts, and even a few designs using shipping containers!

There is a great chapter on using modular designed 12' x 12' sections to create a mobile living space, whereby you can truck in your cabin, add to it as you can afford to, and even design your own cabin using 20 or so "modules" that the author pre-designed and included in the book (i.e. 4 bedroom modules, 4 kitchen modules, 4 bathroom modules, living rooms, dining areas, etc.). It's a really fun addition to the book.

This is not a book to go deep into any one subject, but it is an excellent overview for the new reader who wants a LOT of survey-level information on cabin concepts. And the 50 designs rank among my favorites for their creativity and individuality. How many round, half-round, quonset hut or yurt-style cabins have you seen in cabin books lately?

Like I said earlier, best design book I own. Buy this book, you will NOT be disappointed.
Kendis
Ok well the illustrations are great, and vast rich full of information and resources and links some really good stuff and nice Eco cover and design. Lots of cute designs if you like tiny homes or even thow ideas and does offer a few container home designs

So what's wrong? The designer clearly was a designer in the 70's. Almost every design features a bathroom off of the kitchen!? Who travels through a kitchen to take a shower, then back out thru living room back to the bedroom. It's the layouts that seem like the have no rhyme or reason why they put things where they do. Bathrooms should be near or connected on suites to bedrooms not past a kitchen. None of the designs even have a tv. So these are all mainly off grid designs even though only a few show solar (most just say optional solar). Few show propane or water tanks or other needed items of a good design like storage. Two story designs with main bedrooms upstairs need the full/three quarter baths need to be with them upstairs not half baths.

The whole book needs an upgrade for the 2000's with new appliances, tv's , solar, pocket/sliding doors, window options, etc

Also some actual building details would also be nice to see not just basic 2d sketches. The plans should/could even be offered for sale for full blueprints etc

So ya want some ideas and lots of pretty decent info on all sorts of things grab this up but the interiors need help bad
Nikobar
if you are thinking of down-sizing, or simply want to plan a home you can pay off quickly instead of a McMansion that you’ll need to work forever to pay off, then Compact Cabins is a good place to start getting floor plan ideas. Most house or cabin planning books are filled with a bunch of quirky plans that aren’t practical or too big to be built on a budget and a couple worthwhile ideas, this book it the exact opposite of that. I loved 90% of the plans in this book and felt it was worth every dime I paid for the book. The term “cabins” implies temporary or occasional living, but these plans are full time livable. Great use of space, laid out well, intriguing designs you’ll want to live in full time and comfortably. As a fan of the tiny house movement my only complaint with this book is a few if the plans don’t really qualify as “compact” in my opinion. When I think compact, I think under 650sq ft. Anything even close to 1000sq ft is really more of a “track home” residential. For that reason I only gave it 4 stars, but as compact floor plan books go, this is one of the top 3 out there right now because it stays on track better than most of them.
Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less download epub
Architecture
Author: Gerald Rowan
ISBN: 1603424628
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Language: English
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (February 5, 2010)
Pages: 216 pages