Here’s a simple and relatively tiny A-frame cabin in the woods.

It was built in 1968 in the woods of Dorrington, California.

Once you go inside you’ll see it has a classic firewood stove made out of cast iron.

A simple staircase system takes you upstairs to the bedroom and loft hangout with balcony.

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Images: David Nichols

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the tour below:

Living Area & Kitchen

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I really like the choice of dining table.

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Kitchen

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Living Room

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Second Floor

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Scary staircase, I know! I wouldn’t mind adding some hand rails but I admit it looks pretty cool like this.

Study/Hobby Room in the Upstairs

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And of course, my favorite spot, the balcony. :)

Bedroom

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Exterior

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Images: David Nichols

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Alex has been living in small spaces for more than 7 years, he's the founding editor of TinyHouseTalk.com, and has passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. Send in your story and tiny home photos so we can share and inspire others towards simplicity.

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  • RockyMissouri

    Love it..! It reminds me of my OWN home. An A-frame, in the woods. Our staircase is a tiny spiral… Instead of a balcony, we have a screened-in porch. I will never leave it…. I love it that much..!!

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  • Martha

    It is sweet and I love it, but did I miss the bathroom? For as beautifully constructed and elaborate as it is, I can’t imagine no bathroom facilities.

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  • Ashley

    I just found this website and I am absolutely fascinated! I have always wanted to live in a small home, although I never thought about living in a home this small. My parents’ current home is 6500 square feet (I live in the casita when not at school). Lest that sound insane to you – our largest home was 10,000 square feet! I hate the wastefulness of it all and can’t wait to downsize. In our largest house, there was an entire floor we probably only used several times a month…and rooms we never went into.

    That said – when my dad was newly remarried, he had a condo and my younger brother and sister and I all shared a small room with a triple bunkbed! For privacy, he bought us each a bed tent and a flashlight. They were the coolest things EVER to us! I also have fond memories of setting up refrigerator boxes in his living room – and sleeping in them every time we stayed at his house. Kids don’t need as much space as you might think – and living small definitely encourages outside play.

    My best friend in high school lived in a (relatively) small house with her family of 6 and the small space worked to their advantage; they had no choice but to spend time with each other. The love was always evident in their home. I realized that I never wanted to be in a situation where I could go an entire day without seeing my kids because there were so many places to retreat to. :) Thanks for the additional food for thought.

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    • Alex Pino

      Hey Ashley. That was really cool of you to share all that. Really enjoyed your comment. Thanks!

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      • Debbie

        Any idea where you can find the Blue Prints for the A-Frame house?

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    • RockyMissouri

      So very true! Thank you for sharing that!

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  • David Ridge

    I agree, for safety, a fitting handrail would be required, I think, in some codes. In your Flikr photos I noticed that the fire wood was stacked right up against the house, be careful of this for the provides a bridge for termites. I like the slope of the roof. Most A Frames that I have noticed have the same slope of a pentagram. This one is the 60 degree slope and gives the illusion of being roomier.

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    • Tena Northern

      I also would find a different way to stack the fire wood, other than being stacked up against the house. I also like the slope of the roof, as it just really adds to the name A Frame. And YES handrails for those of us that are a bit shakey:-)

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  • Sean MacKenzie

    Hi, I love the idea of a-frame homes as small/tiny homes. We’re planning on downsizing in the future. Get some land in the country with a small house and then maybe build some other structures. I love this and wonder where I can see the floor plans and sqft for this.

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  • Jeff McConnell

    Cost to construct & I like layout with stove by staircase .
    Thanks, Jeff & Shortcake, w/ dog Katie the wondermutt.

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  • Melissa

    How much to build?
    Where can I get blue prints?

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    • Debbie

      Did you ever get any blue prints for the A frame house? If so where and how can I also get a copy.

      Thank you and Have a Blessed Day!

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      • David

        Google for A frame plans. Dozens of them out there.

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  • Holly Morrison Maryland

    This is awesome. I love the built-in glass/cup rack which you could easily incorporate a wine-rack into. I also Like all the headroom above the bed which could have skylights installed around and above the loft giving a great open feeling to the space. Is there any chance of getting a floor plan or specs on this?

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  • Mary

    Hi Alex,
    I’m sending you my warm greetings from Cyprus – The Island of Aphrodite, in the blue Mediterranean! I really love this tiny house – though small it has a sense of spaciousness and I think that the tilting roof (‘A line’) over the kitchen cabinets is what does the trick – it’s an ingenious idea, as you don’t need height overhead the cooking space… Is there a video tour on this design – I’d like to download it to add to my prospective designs!!

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    • Alex Pino

      Hi Mary! Pleasure to have you here and glad you enjoyed this A-frame. It’s one of my favorites.. Unfortunately there’s no video of it that I know of right now that I could share.

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  • Sandra Adams

    what are the dimensions?

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  • Tena Northern

    I really like the A-Frame Cabin, I would also put in a indoor bathroom. How can we get plans to build this?

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  • Paul from Noo Zilund

    The problem with A frames is the wasted space due to the angle of the roof/wall. Never seen one that addresses this problem

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    • RockyMissouri

      As a 30 year resident of an A- frame built in the 70s…(that has the original paneling…with a few additions!)….. Those sloping places are a perfect opportunity to place lovely storage baskets with lids…(for blankets.. clothes..games..extra bedding..pillows..) It’s a perfect, out of the way area for low things…. You also have more floor space…and it gives the illusion of larger rooms. After a time, you don’t even notice the baskets…they become a part of the wall.

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  • Kcremeans

    So… Lets say the mini house is built .. Now how do you find a location to put it & then you’re talking a lot of $ for land ? Yes ? Or are there locations for tiny houses you can put them on say a property just like you would a mobile home & pay hook up fees ?

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    • Rebecca

      A-frames are treated as standard construction in my area (mountains).

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  • Lina

    Hi Alex,
    I purchased a small, but beautifully located lot and this A-frame cabin would be in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. It would also be something I could afford to build. Could you please let me know where can I buy the plans.
    I just subscribed to Tiny House Newsletter, but did not find anything related to this design. I would like to hear from you.
    Lina

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    • Alex

      Hi Lina, congratulations on purchasing your lot. Unfortunately I’m not able to help you get plans for this A-frame cabin but there are other A-frame plans out there available that are very similar. Wishing you the best, Alex

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  • An Moore

    In my vague memories when working as a Librarian, I seem to remember a book on A-frame cabins. Maybe published by Sunset?

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  • Nerida

    OH yes please, this has my name on it.

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  • Daniel

    I totally love A Frame homes and wish they were being built in Australia like they were years ago.

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  • Fred

    Here are low-priced a-frame kits, that are fast build bolt-together kits:
    http://david.martiniii.tripod.com/aframe.html

    (I have no financial interest in this at all.)

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  • Fred

    More a-frame links:

    Mother Earth News DIY:
    http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/how-to-build-an-a-frame-ze0z1111zhir.aspx#axzz2zjwI5vyr

    AFrame Technologies: metal framed, super insulated:
    http://aframetech.com/Cabin.php

    14 x 14 a-frame plans $5.00:
    http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com/tentinycabinsbook.htm

    A-Frames on FLICKR 2,600+ photos:
    https://www.flickr.com/groups/a-frames/

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  • Rebecca

    I love A-frame cabins, they seem like true shelter to me. Very inexpensive also. The mother earth news site is empowering. This style seems conducive to a barn-rsising-in-a-day party.

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