This week’s house plan Chinook 30-011

The Chinook is basically an A-frame log cabin, expanded by two wings and a lofty V-shaped window bay. Living space is a little more than 1200 square feet.

Whole logs give this vacation cabin a rustic look, while the metal roof and abundance of sparkling glass add contemporary flavor.

Besides being attractive, the metal roof serves as protection in case of fire.

Windows stacked four-high in the living room provide natural illumination on all but the darkest of winter days.

The front section of this bright space has sliding glass doors that open onto a wide deck and is open to the second floor ceiling. A loft caps the rear.

When days and nights turn chilly, you can fire up the fuel-efficient woodstove, nestled in a front corner by the windows. A good woodstove can provide needed heat throughout the seasons.

Refrigerator, stove and sink are close together in a galley kitchen larger than you’d expect to find in a cabin this size, and there’s even a dishwasher.

The eating bar doubles as additional counter space. Utilities hide behind folding doors in a passageway that opens to the rear.

A small two-section bathroom is accessible from both the owners’ suite and the living room, allowing two people to use it at once in privacy. Another bathroom is upstairs near the bunk room, loft and storage area. If desired, the storage area on the right could be outfitted as another bunk room.

Outside, the railed deck echoes the V shape of the Chinook’s window bay and provides a delightful setting for outdoor dining during the summer months.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Chinook 30-011. For more information or to view other designs, visit or call 800-634-0123.