Our Camp Alcove was fashioned after traditional Adirondack style lean-to’s. Our lean-to shelter kit includes a generous overhang and a built-in bench for ample seating and camping gear storage.
Camp Alcove Features
Are you a Camp Coordinator finding that you need some good old-fashioned shelter for the scouts? Well, look no further, because we’re upgrading you from the sticks and pine limbs you’re used to. Meet the Camp Alcove! This lean-to shed kit design is a classic forest foraging group shelter. Perfect for summer camps, sports fields, bus stops, parks, playgrounds, it would even make a great roadside stand or garden addition. In the Green Mountains, Adirondacks, and other beautiful wood and mountainscapes, similar structures provide trail side shelter along the famous Long Trail. This alcove’s generous overhang provides extra protection from the elements and sure beats huddling up in the elements with the other boy scouts.
This versatile design and rugged frame provide an affordable solution for your shelter needs that will last for years and years to come. Offered as frame-only camp building kits, complete pre-cut kits, or step-by-step plans nationwide, our outdoor post and beam outbuilding solutions give you the extra room you need for open-sided tool storage or outdoor play. If you live within our Northeast delivery area, consider purchasing a design fully assembled and delivered to your prepared site. Great for camping areas, picnic places, and a backyard hut for sleeping with nature but up off the ground.
Choose Your Size & Type
Decide how large you want your Camp Alcove to be. We offer it in the following sizes: 8’x12′ and 10’x14′. Pre-cut kits ship anywhere in the continental United States and parts of Canada. If your building site is located up to 300 miles of our factory, it may be possible to order a fully assembled Camp Alcove.
• Complete Shell – This package includes everything needed to complete the Camp Alcove. Hemlock floor system, rough sawn hemlock wall and roof framing, Eastern White Pine board and batten siding and a corrugated metal roof come with this build. Inside a built-in bench provides a comfortable spot to rest.
The Camp Alcove comes with default options that match the specifications. You are able to upgrade the flooring, siding, and roofing to different styles to match your taste. We have a rundown of popular customization options:
• Strengthen — The rafters in this shed get installed 24” on center. This placement is strong enough for long New England winters, but in some places, you may need a strong weight rating. You can upgrade your building to have 16” on center rafters. If you want to add durability to the floor system you can pick treated flooring options too, or splurge on the tongue and groove floor decking option.
• Personalize – If you want to change up the look of your Camp Alcove, we offer a large variety of options for doing so. Siding choices include pine and cedar varieties. Pick from corrugated metal, architectural asphalt shingles, clear poly panels, and cedar shingles or shakes for roofing. The Eastern White Pine Adirondack siding is a popular upgrade for this particular building. The boards feature a live-edge finish, creating a rustic style.
• Add-Ons – Inside you could install a few peg racks for hanging backpacks from. An expanding towel rack could be helpful for drying wet clothing and other items too. Any of our weathervanes would look fantastic on the roof of this shed.
Build Your Camp Alcove:
Select the options you’d like to see below and then click “Configure Now” to customize and add to cart.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Pre-Cut Kit? What is included in this package?
The Pre-Cut lumber package has all the framing members cut and ready for assembly. It includes siding, roofing, pre-dimensioned trim, and fastening hardware. Many designs also include windows and doors. The floor system, walls and rafters have all been cut, color-coded and part numbered. The detailed cut list coincides with the color-coded exploded view. The head scratching has been removed, the headaches of finding the correct angles and the aggravation of starting from scratch has all been simplified. The kit is geared to a do-it-yourself homeowner with beginner-to-beginner knowledge of carpentry.
Should I buy a Pre-Cut Kit or Fully Assembled Building?
We design our kits to be organized and easy to understand. If you have basic carpentry skills and are looking to save money, a kit is a great idea for you. We ship our kits all across the continental USA and part of Canada.
If you live within our Northeast delivery area, you are able to purchase many of our buildings Fully Assembled. You’ll save time and have the peace of mind that your cottage is being built by expert craftsmen.
What is a Complete Shell and What Comes With It?
A complete shell is an uninsulated building. As a kit, it includes everything required to assemble the building including hardware, precut framing, siding and roofing as well as doors and windows. Hardware, millwork sheathing and DIY plans have been enclosed. Each piece is color coded and part numbered. The exact itemization of what is inserted can be found on the specifications tab of the website for each product page design.
What is the difference between a 3-Season and 4-Season Insulation package?
3-Season –A three-season kit prepares the building for interior finishing. It includes the complete shell plus vapor barrier, solid roof sheathing and insulated floor system. A three season building seals the structure from humidity and moisture protecting from the environment, insects and rodents.
4-Season – Best for year-round comfort. The package includes everything a 3 season does with the addition of insulated thermal pane millwork, wall and roof insulation and kiln dried pine interior sheathing.
Can I Customize My Building?
Yes! When you purchase your building, you have the option to pick siding, roofing, and flooring options to upgrade or modify your building. Read more about what options we offer.
If you are looking for some very special customizations to one of our buildings, our cottage designers can help. Contact our custom shop team to build a bespoke cottage.
How Can I Pay? Do You Offer Financing?
We accept Master Card, American Express, Discover Card and Visa, Cash, Personal Check, Financing, ACH transfers, Wire transfers, and PayPal. There are so many ways to purchase your dream cottage!
We also offer easy financing options, including a 50% now, 50% later option. See financing page.