5+ Frame Homes for Outdoor Enthusiasts

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There is no other architectural style that is as popular as the A-frame home when it comes to housing. It’s no surprise that they have been around for centuries. They became very popular in America at the beginning of the 20th century as vacation homes. These abodes are well-known for their rustic charm and high pitched roofs. These houses are extremely affordable to build and can be easily insta-worthy. We have gathered some of our favourite A-frames homes for you to see.

Mid-Century A Frame Lake House with Large Windows

These homes are known for their distinctive capital “A” shape. These quirky houses are also irresistible because of many other features. One of our favorite? This example shows large windows that almost run from floor to ceiling. It was spotted on Glamping Hub.

Tiny DIY A Frame Cabin

A-frame cabins are easy to build and DIYers love them. Relax Shacks’ cabin is less than $1,200. This small space feels open and airy thanks to the high ceilings that are a hallmark of this housing style.

A-Frame Houses with Single and Short Floors

Although the A-frame may appear tall and narrow from outside, there are some models, such as this one on Glamping Hub that are wider and lower to the ground. The loft with high ceilings gives this home less living space. It sits on top a wooden deck. A lot of A-frame homes, like this one, are built on stilts rather than having ground foundations. This is a great way of keeping rodents out and protecting the ground from flooding and excess moisture. Houzz contributors also note that constructing a home above the ground allows for better ventilation, which helps the house naturally heat and cool throughout the day. This could help lower cooling and heating costs.

Treehouse A-Frame on Shasta Lake

A-frames are small, wood-constructed dwellings. Because of their lightweight, they can be built in areas where larger brick and mortar homes won’t work. The Treehouse A-frame in Shasta Lake is an example. A spacious wooden deck on a high platform allows the 740-square foot house to hover among the trees.

A-Frame houses often have wood interiors

Here’s an inside look at the Treehouse Aframe at Shasta Lake. These abodes are rustic and cozy with wood ceilings and walls. Most A-frames have a second-floor loft that is used for the primary bedroom. This space overlooks the main living room, as shown. The typical A-frame home’s upper floor has a lot less square footage than its lower level. This is due to the steeply pitched roof.

About This Term: Primary Bedroom

The term “Master Bedroom” has been deemed potentially discriminatory by many real estate associations and the Real Estate Standards Organization. The term “Primary Bedroom”, which is more accurately reflects the room’s purpose, is now popular among real estate professionals.

Traditional A-frame Living Room with Wood Burning Stove

The Treehouse A-frame at Shasta Lake has a large living space. The sloped ceilings are a feature that is common in homes such as these. It has been optimized by carefully planned furniture placements. In A-frame homes, the ceiling height at the lower level may vary. It is approximately eight feet. The home’s small footprint means that a wood-burning stove is a more cost-effective option than other heating options.

An Enchanting A Frame on a Natural Stone Foundation

The Boulder Garden, an A-frame that was originally built in 1968, has been renovated in 2019. It is surrounded by boulders, as its name suggests. It is also built on top of a natural rock foundation. This charming, 900-square-foot house has two bedrooms and two baths. It is ideal for small families of two or four. A-frame homes are well-known for their large front-facing windows. This structure’s front is entirely glass, providing residents with stunning views of the landscape.

The Classic A-Frame Interior Designed for Fun and Function

The Boulder Garden A-frame features a rustic interior that is inspired by the steeply-angled roofline. For a beautiful contrast, the original wood beams of the home were stained an espresso brown color. Another original feature is the spiral staircase. It adds functionality while making the most of the home’s small square footage. The natural stone fireplace adds to the home’s vintage charm.

A frame for Glamping

This tiny A-frame cabin was found on Glamping Hub. This adorable space is perfect for relaxation. The glass exterior wall connects to the outdoors and combines both indoor and outdoor spaces. The rustic wood interior is large enough to accommodate a queen-sized bed.

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