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Alberta A-Frame Small Home Design

As part of his celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, here is the Alberta A-Frame Cottage design by Robinson Residential.

The Alberta cottage is an ‘A’ frame in the “Times New Roman Style”. A frames were very popular in the 60’s and 70’s as they were a pretty simple structure that went up fast and did not take a lot of framing skills or materials. The look of an A frame became what many thought of as a cottage at that time.

One of the biggest hurdles designing them was finding a way to incorporate the stairs between the levels, as headroom was decreased on the top floor. In this plan, I have made the cottage a back to front split so that the stairs are essentially a hallway connecting the spaces. The kitchen is at the lowest level and has a large eating island. The bathroom and laundry are also on this floor. Storage would be built into the sloped exterior walls. Up a few feet is a living room with a very high ceiling and lots of rear facing windows. Above the kitchen we have the bedroom which has it’s own private exterior balcony.

While not tiny, this is a small cottage that should offer lots of storage, abundant windows and the cabin atmosphere that only an A frame can provide.

Check out the plans below and head over to Robinson Residential to purchase yours today!

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Alberta A-Frame Small Home Design

Images via Robinson Residential

Want to purchase the designs? Head over to Robinson Residential!


$1,000.00 — The Alberta-600 small home plan is a 60’s vintage ‘A’ frame in the Times New Roman Style! Stairs in an A frame can be problematic so we have designed this cabin as a back to front split level. This unique floor plan features:

Main level with a spacious eat-in kitchen, bath and laundry
2nd level rear facing living room with a high vaulted ceiling and high windows
3rd level has the bedroom with a private balcony


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.
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  • Tom Osterdock May 26, 2017, 8:05 pm

    This one looks very interesting.

  • keepyourpower May 26, 2017, 11:58 pm

    Had to laugh! Times New Roman is a font! Then I see the picture..yep..that is a Times New Roman “A”.

  • Cathy A Oehler May 27, 2017, 12:44 am

    Adorable home. I would love to live there as I am drawn to A Frames. And having a career in teaching, perfect A.

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