Gibraltar 4-Season Plans
Learn how to build this insulated cabin with our Gibraltar DIY building plans.
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When hunting for a unique diy tiny cabin with a porch, look no further than our Gibraltar plans. With this set of four-season tiny home instructions, you will be able to learn how to build your own cottage in a 12×20 cabin layout from the ground up. The bearing wall porch is designed with four 4×4 rough cut lumber posts and a barrel arch dormer design feature over the door. If you are looking for a larger tiny home that is in the 200 to 600 square foot size range, then this is a great choice. Choose between building a cottage with a 6 or 8-foot wall height. Some builders decide to partition off portions of the spacious porch to create more interior space. Others maximize the full cabin porch for watching a sunset or relaxing with a book on a rocking chair. Some of our customers have used this versatile building for other purposes than living.
Vending booths, gift shops, art studios, vacation rentals and woodworking workshops are a few other functions in which this flexible building has been purposed. These step-by-step building plans will teach you how to build a backyard cabin and were designed with beginners in mind. A shopping list will help you buy lumber and hardware at a local mill or building supply shop and the cut list outlines how to cut the materials for your cabin. Site preparation for foundation options, and each building step is displayed with detailed diagrams and written instructions. An exploded view graphic is a very helpful resource that shows how all the pieces work together to create this post and beam home. Keep in mind that our plans call for true-dimensional rough-cut lumber. If you have trouble finding this type of lumber locally consider upgrading to an affordable and time-saving country cabin kit that will save you time and help you avoid headaches.
If you are not in the mood to shop for rough sawn pine lumber, and deal with multiple deliveries, consider our four-season cottage house kit. This package comes with all the lumber, hardware, roofing, insulation, windows, and a door shipped on several pallets in one delivery. Do it yourself or hire a local contractor to install your cottage for you. When your project is complete, we would love to see photos!
14×30 Living Gibraltar
Base Area: 420 sq. ft.
Total Interior Area: 300 sq. ft.
Porch Area: 120 sq. ft.
Recommended Foundation: Compacted 12” Crushed Gravel
Overall Dimensions: 10’6” H x 31’8” W x 15’8” D
Estimated Weight: 18,400 lbs
2 (qty) 6x6x30’ Hemlock Skids
2”x6” Kiln Dried Spruce Joists 24” On Center
¾” CDX Plywood Floor Decking
1” rough sawn Hemlock Porch Decking
Floor Vapor Barrier
5½” Fiberglass Insulation (R21)
Under Deck Sheathing: ⅜” Plywood
Floor Weight Rating: 25 lbs/ sq. ft.
Exposed 4”x4” Hemlock Post and Beam Wall Framing
Wall Height: Front: 90” Rear: 70”
Wall Vapor Barrier
Foil Backed Rigid Foam Insulation (R13)
Shiplap Pine Interior Sheathing
Siding: 1” rough sawn Pine Board & Batten
1” rough sawn Pine Corner, Door & Window Trim & 2” rough sawn Pine Fascia & Shadow Trim
Gable Roof Style
Roof Pitch: 5/12
Dormer Pitch: 5/12
Roof Features: Dormer with Barrel Arch
2”x6” Kiln Dried Spruce Rafters 24” On Center
1”x6” Kiln Dried Spruce Exposed Collar Ties
1” rough sawn Solid Barn Board Roof Sheathing
Roof Vapor Barrier
5½” Fiberglass Insulation (R21)
Shiplap Pine Interior Ceiling Sheathing
Corrugated 29g Metal Roofing, Color: Evergreen
DOOR & WINDOWS:
Door: 1 (qty) 2-8 nine-lite Insulated Steel Door with Keyless Lever Locking Hardware
Windows: 6 (qty) 3’x2’ Insulated Slider Window: White Vinyl Interior/Exterior w/ Screen
Estimated Assembly Time
Estimated Assembly Time: Two People: 115 hrs