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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Messin' with an A-frame "model" (Tiny A Frame Plans In The Works)

Temporarily tacked together just to see..... headroom under the collar tie is about 6' 6"

So, as I've mentioned before, I'm teaming up with David Stiles (of David and Jeanie Stiles fame- author/architect duo who have written MANY tiny house, cabin, and fort books) to release a full set of A-frame vacation cabin plans- but an A-frame with a twist or two. I designed the cabin, and will build a prototype that MIGHT go on display at a public venue for a few months, and David is taking care of the art and layout (his sketches are pretty amazing! I can't wait to share with you).

Anyway, while I've been planning as to how big to make this vacation camp/cabin, I decided to actually take a few 2by6's and nail out one rough end of what the "A" would actually look like. Now that I've seen it in the flesh, I'm contemplating going taller/larger, but we'll see....

This one has a 10' wide base, and 12' sides. 16' sides might give it enough room for a tiny sleep loft, but then would require it be set in concrete into the ground, so as not to blow over in wind storms. 16' might look too tall and "dart-like" too- then again, that might be pretty cool/modern/funky. We'll see....

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen