550 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber Cabin
It seems like every day we are introduced to another modern and more efficient way to build a dream home. Like this 550 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber Cabin tiny home. Ranging from materials, structure, to positioning; everyone seems to be recommending a new and trending way to build and construct homes even better and more affordably than before. When it comes to tiny houses, we are realizing that you don't have to skimp on style either. This tiny prefab timber cabin is an excellent example of living small with large style. So it is quite inspiring to see tiny homes like this one and to think that it could be possible to build and own one of your very own. It all comes down to the design and how well all of the different aspects of the home are laid out.
Depending on your house plan a cabin can have a closed in or an open space feeling. This bright, beautiful, modern feeling 550 sq.ft. tiny prefab timber cabin has vaulted ceilings supported with beautiful wooden beams that are absolutely gorgeous! This pitch vaulted ceiling creates a very spacious feeling in the tiny home, opening it up to feel larger than it actually is. Imagine this same plan with a lower ceiling height. Low ceilings make a place feel smaller and more closed in, like in a cave, and we don't want that, do we? The large windows in this cabin design offer an elegant way to give the timber structure a contemporary look, while also opening up the tiny house to the outdoors, also expanding it and making it feel larger than it actually is. This tiny house cabin plan really allows you to take advantage of the fantastic natural view. Sliding doors between rooms are also great space savers since the door swing on a hinged door takes up more space than you might realize. The lovely small deck outside allows you to use of the outdoor space while still being connected to the home, and creates space for an outdoor living extension. This TimberCab 550 with this small amount of square footage definitely gives a sense of spaciousness with all of the innovative design implemented into it.
The timber used to build this tiny home is stunning and so natural. We are seeing more people wanting their homes to be built out of logs and timber since they are probably one of the most desirable building materials on the planet. While logs and timber can be expensive, if you choose to build a tiny house, you can go big on the quality of the materials since you will be needing less of them. Having less square footage to cover will allow for purchasing the higher quality, more expensive materials that otherwise would potentially cost a fortune to build a 1000 square foot home with.
So why build a prefab? According to Sheri Koones, the author of new book Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid; the benefits of prefab varies as much as the ways to build them. When you assemble a prefab home on-site, you're definitely going to make a lot of wasted materials that inevitably will up in dumpsters. As explained by Koones, “When you’re building a prefab home in a factory, all of the wood that isn't used can be saved and used for another project, thus reducing waste and cost for the customer. Any extra drywall that isn't used can also be sent back to the manufacturer to be recycled along with metal. Therefore, there is a minimization of waste. So if you want an all around efficient home, go tiny!
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