If you’ve been financially stable for a while and have some extra money laying around, you might be considering making your dream of buying or building a vacation home a reality. There are many styles to choose from, suited to all different places and environments. Here are three of them to pique your interest.
Do you love to vacation in places with lots of snow? The humble A-frame cabin, with its steeply-sloped roof, might be ideal for your needs. It can be large or small and have lofts or bedrooms, and its classic lines and enormous windows give the design grace and spaciousness regardless of the size.
The Log Cabin
Many people picture log cabins as a thing of the past. In reality, this type of house construction is still popular today, especially as a vacation home. If the rustic charm of a log cabin is for you, log cabin plans and designs can range from simple, 500-square-foot cabins to enormous 3000-square-foot chalets and lodges. A good house plan can also make the difference between a house you’re willing to stay in for a vacation and a house you want to live in all year!
If you’re not the typical Joe, and you like a little adventure in your vacations (or you value simplicity and a tight budget) a traditional yurt, or Mongolian-style round tent, is an intriguing and long-lasting option. These canvas and wood-framed structures can be built to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads while remaining warm and comfortable, and their open-plan interiors have a lovely, bright and airy feeling. Plus, they are cheap to build and maintain, and can last for decades.
These are just a few of the many types of vacation homes possible, but now that you have some ideas, you can do more research and find which one makes you want to pack up and leave for your dream vacation immediately!