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Backyard Retreat Plans
Backyard Retreat DIY Building Plans
Are you a yoga or Pilates enthusiast who needs a personal space dedicated for meditating and fitness? Or do you find that you need a backyard get-away for alone time or a place to work on your creative practice? Our Backyard Retreat was designed with you in mind! This out of the ordinary cottage design features a V-shaped porch, lots of windows and a unique roof line. Some say it’s a splendid post and beam cottage for use as a guest house, granny pod or ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit). Tiny home vacation rentals are an incredible way to earn extra income too, so if you have spare acreage on your property you may want to consider building a few of these post and beam cabins and offer cottage rentals on Airbnb or VRBO. These DIY plans will teach you how to build this cottage shell.
In some cases, some people purchase these step-by-step plans so they can source materials locally at lumber mills, hardware stores or building material salvage and reuse stores. The shopping list will let you know what to buy, and the cut list outlines how each piece of lumber should be cut. Traceable rafter templates help you accurately cut the rough cut 2×6 roofing lumber. A color-coded, exploded view references the cut list, and comprehensive written instructions with diagrams will provide more guidance for each step of the building process including foundation options, door construction, floor, wall and roof framing, and installation of pine siding and trim.
Since this design may be a bit more advanced buying this small guest cottage kit will provide you with all the necessary materials, pre-cut, along with the plans. Or purchase barn sash windows, pine doors, and hardware in our shed parts section of our website. We also offer a variety of racks that can be used as storage solutions inside and out in this tiny home.