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Vermont Cabin DIY Plans

Our Price — 300

Learn to build your own cabin with help from our DIY Vermont Cabin Plans. They’ll teach you how to construct a rustic cabin perfect for off-grid living, camping, or even for use as a tiny home.

Please note:  These assembly instructions are the “DIY-Vermont Cabin plans” which will be useful when sourcing your own materials to build.  We have improved our cabin kits with specialized machined lumber and we no longer offer a kit to match these plans.

If you are planning on purchasing any of our cabin kits you will want to purchase the “Vermont Cabin” PCK plans. Please feel free to contact the call center for further information.

Plans come with a cut list, detailed instructions, a materials checklist, and traceable rafter patterns. For details about the building for these plans, follow the link below:


These step-by-step instructions guide you to build the project at hand and also are written to help you learn core post and beam carpentry concepts. Each set of plans includes a materials shopping list, a detailed cut list, and traceable rafter patterns. The trigonometry of the roof triangles has all been simplified with tracing the cut out roof templates.

Thinking of purchasing a kit? Purchasing the Plans alone is often a great first step and can help with planning and permitting processes.

Each set of plans includes:

• Comprehensive Building Instructions
• Foundation Options
• A shopping materials list
• A color coded cut list

Note: Pre-Cut Kits come with a set of plans. When you’re ready to move forward with your kit, we’re happy to issue a credit or coupon so you don’t pay for the plans twice!

Building designs are widely intended for do-it-yourself homeowners. For some of the larger cabins, 4-Season projects, or if you intend to make modifications, it’s recommended to work with an experienced carpenter or contractor. Note that plans are not blueprints. They are instructions to build the project. Engineered calculations and drawings may be possible for your project–call 802-297-3760 to speak with a designer.

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