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Glen Echo

Plenty of space to work or relax
with an inviting front canopy and porch area.

The Glen Echo makes a handsome cabin kit and offers a bright and spacious addition to any setting. An extra foot of wall height and plenty of windows make it suitable for more than just a weekend cabin. The uniqueness of the Glen Echo cabin is the extension of the gable roof. Available in 2 or 3-foot overhangs, it forms a sheltered and inviting front porch area. So put down those tools, pour some lemonade, and just sit and relax! Make the Glen Echo your own in our Custom Design Center.

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The Glen Echo is a handsome prefab cabin that offers a bright and spacious addition to any setting. What makes this cabin unique, is the extension of the gable roof, which shelters an inviting front porch area. The high walls and gable roof provide an airy interior while the roof overhang creates a functional loft space up top. The versatility of our Glen Echo makes it our most popular cabin design.

Find all the details you need to know about our Glen Echo cabin in these style tabs.

Glen Echo cabin


- Spacious overhang and a steeper roof adds plenty of loft space.
- Standard eight-foot walls; plenty of storage and headroom.
- Canopied front porch area adds charm and style.
- Solidly built with Spruce SPF 2 x 4 framing materials (2 x 6 over 108 sq. ft.) and beautiful Western red cedar channel siding and trim.
- Optional maintenance free Canexel siding in a variety of vibrant colours.

Popular options:
  • Extra overhang and wall height
  • Vinyl windows and doors
  • Variety of Dormer styles
  • Partitioning walls
  • Steeper roof pitch
  • Finished Pine floors
  • Enhanced Siding Package (ESP) for protection against moisture & the elements
  • Single and double cedar French doors

Floor plans

Below are a few sample floorplans that show the popular options associated with Glen Echo cabins.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Glen Echo cabin Floor Plan 1
  • Glen Echo cabin Floor Plan 2
Popular cabin floor configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own Canmore space and share as you like
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

Available Glen Echo Cabin sizes

The Glen Echo cabin is offered in sizes ranging from 35 sq. ft. to 630 sq. ft.

If you cannot find your size please contact us.


Level of Difficulty:

The Glen Echo cabin building includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process. Below is a series of photos showing one of our Glen Echo buildings being assembled.

  • Glen Echo cabin Foundation

    Foundation for a Glen Echo cabin

  • Glen Echo Wall frame cabin

    Wall frame assembly

  • Glen Echo Roof frame cabin

    Roof frame assembly

  • Glen Echo Drop down ladder cabin

    Drop down ladder to access loft

  • Glen Echo Dormer cabin

    Cabin dormer assembly

  • Glen Echo cabin

    Completed Glen Echo cottage bunkie (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

Our Glen Echo style buildings are relatively straightforward to assemble, however, if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Hiring a contractor Glen Echo cabin
Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of Glen Echo Cottage Bunkie Building

    Featuring log cabin siding, 2 P6 windows and a deluxe single door (D6), this Glen Echo is a charming guest suite.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to view more Summerwood designs.

  • Video tour of a Glen Echo

details & specs

Glen Echo Cabin Dimensions

Glen Echo cabin Dimensions
4' 8' - 4 1/8" 5' - 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 1' - 6"
6' 8' - 11 1/2" 5' - 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 1 3/8"
8' 10' - 2 3/8" 7' - 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 2' - 8 1/4"
10' 10' - 9 3/8" 7' - 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 3 1/4"
12' 11' - 4 1/4" 7' - 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 10 1/8"
14' 11' - 11 1/4" 7' - 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 4' - 5 1/8"
16' 12' - 8 1/4" 8' - 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 1/8"
18' 13' - 3 1/2" 8' - 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 7 3/8"
20' 13' - 10 3/8" 8' - 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 2 1/4"
22' 14' - 5 3/8" 8' - 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 9 1/4"
24' 15' - 3/8" 8' - 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 4 1/4"
26' 15' - 7 1/4" 8' - 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 11 1/4"
28' 16' - 2 1/4" 8' - 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 8' - 6 1/8"

Our measurements (i.e. 12ft. x 20ft.) are taken from the outside of the wall framing, therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true interior measurements, subtract the thickness of the wall framing; 3 ½” for 2x4 walls, and 5 ½” for 2x6 walls. Note: 2 x 4 is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 x 6 is actually 1 ½” x 5 ½” due to the properties of "finished” lumber.

Wall Plan

Glen Echo cabin Wall Plan
Glen Echo wall plan detail

Our cabin walls are assembled with 2x4 spruce wall studs (2x6 over 100 sq. ft.) for added strength and durability.

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of your Glen Echo cabin building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we are here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

Glen Echo cabins are built with gable roofs, featuring a continuous ridge with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls. This roof design makes it ideal for those looking for extra headroom to add a loft studio for extra storage or living space.

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Glen Echo cabin Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing drawing of a Glen Echo building

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends. Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Glen Echo cabin Overhang Detail
Glen Echo roof overhang detail


Although the Glen Echo cabin is well suited for a cottage patio stone or traditional patio stone foundation, depending on terrain, gradient or application, you may require more advanced foundation options. For example, Sonotube footings are ideal for situations where you’re faced with steep grades or rocky terrain, whereas concrete pad is ideal for flatter surfaces and larger cabins.

Visit our Foundations page for more details.

Glen Echo cabin Foundations
Glen Echo foundation


All Summerwood prefabricated cabins are engineered to last a lifetime. We buy the very best materials on the market, chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental acceptance. Our cabins are designed with style and longevity in mind. The materials they are comprised of contribute greatly to these ideals.

item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x6 - 2x8 16" on center
joists (porch) pressure treated 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
floor boards cedar 2x6 N/A
material upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 - 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
clear t&g cedar siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
interior cedar siding cedar 2x4 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1b 1/2" ply + typar n/a wall sheathing & building wrap
wall insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within wall cavities
item material dimension notes
ceiling joists spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x6 - 2x10 n/a
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x6 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

If you are thinking of adding insulation to your building, consider adding one of our "enhanced siding packages". It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure. The ESP upgrade also provides additional barrier against the elements allowing the Glen Echo to be a four season building.

Glen Echo cabin Enhanced Siding Package
Enhanced siding package upgrade

Insulation Materials

When deciding to insulate your Glen Echo cabin you have a few options to choose from. Summerwood uses foam boards insulation for its structures. This type of insulation can be used to insulate any part of the cabin from floor to roof. Other commonly used styles of insulation are Batts and Spray foam insulation. Batts are easy to handle fiberglass sections while Spray foam is slightly more advanced and ideal for sealing around awkward spaces and smaller cracks. With these three options you are sure to have an all year round cabin.

Loft Space

If you choose to add loft space, there are a few ways of creating the space you need. One popular option is to add Dormers. This feature gives you the ability to increase headroom without changing the height of your building. The other alternative is to get a steeper roof by increasing your roof pitch in the loft space. Instead of changing your roof design, you can also increase the wall height of your Glen Echo cabin, which will allow you to lower the loft floor to increase head room above.

One more thing to consider is how to access your loft and if you have enough space to place a ladder. You have the option of getting a lean-to-ladder or a drop-down ladder. With these options you need to ensure that ladders are positioned in line with the direction of the roof framing to allow for easy access to your loft.

Glen Echo cabin Loft Space
Loft space in a Cabin with a Dormer

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Glen Echo cabin style allows for a wide array of interior finishes. Our cedar siding or framing interior upgrade can be incorporated on the walls and/or ceiling, providing a warm rustic feel.

  • Glen Echo cabin Interior
  • Glen Echo cabin Interior
Cedar siding choices for a Glen Echo building

Extra Overhang

Our Glen Echo style roof features a 6” overhang on the back where the roof meets the walls. The front of the building comes with a standard 3’ overhang. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” [i.e. +6 (12”), +12 (18”)].

Glen Echo cabin Extra Overhang
Glen Echo cabin Extra Overhang
Glen Echo extra overhang drawing & building


Once your Glen Echo cabin is completed, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood building.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information


If you plan to heat your Glen Echo cabin, insulation may be added either at purchase or after-the-fact if you decide to do it later. The walls and roof are constructed in such a way that adding insulation either as an option or on your own is quite simple to do. If you’re thinking of using your cabin all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Glen Echo cabin Insulation
Insulation for a Glen Echo cabin


The inside of our cabin styles are left exposed to easily accommodate wiring for lighting, outlets, heating equipment, whatever you have in mind. Once the installation is complete and before finishing your interior, simply have an electrician come and do his thing.

Glen Echo cabin Electrical
Electrical configuration option


Provided you have a water source nearby, your Glen Echo cabin pipes can be run for sinks and taps. If you have something a little more elaborate in mind like a shower or toilet, best to make sure it is coordinated with the concrete pad and installation of the cabin.

Glen Echo cabin Plumbing
Glen Echo cabin bathroom configuration


Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Glen Echo sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

SM Glen Echo
Cabins (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Glen Echo
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
5ft.x5ft. $4,795 $5,295
5ft.x7ft. $5,495 $6,395
7ft.x6ft. $5,595 $6,595
6ft.x8ft. $5,695 $7,095
8ft.x6ft. $5,695 $7,095
7ft.x8ft. $5,795 $7,195
6ft.x10ft. $7,395 $8,295
8ft.x8ft. $7,395 $8,295
7ft.x10ft. $7,995 $9,695

MD Glen Echo
Cabins ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Glen Echo
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x9ft. $9,095 $10,095
6ft.x12ft. $8,695 $9,995
8ft.x10ft. $9,295 $10,395
10ft.x8ft. $9,595 $10,595
6ft.x14ft. $9,995 $11,695
7ft.x12ft. $9,595 $10,795
9ft.x10ft. $10,195 $11,595
8ft.x12ft. $13,195 $14,895
6ft.x16ft. $10,495 $12,295
12ft.x8ft. $10,495 $12,295
7ft.x14ft. $11,095 $12,595
9ft.x11ft. $11,095 $12,695
10ft.x10ft. $13,595 $15,095

LG Glen Echo
Cabins (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Glen Echo
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $11,595 $13,295
7ft.x15ft. $11,595 $13,295
9ft.x12ft. $13,595 $15,395
12ft.x9ft. $11,795 $13,795
8ft.x14ft. $13,895 $15,795
9ft.x13ft. $12,995 $14,895
10ft.x12ft. $15,695 $18,195
12ft.x10ft. $13,595 $15,395
9ft.x14ft. $13,995 $16,295
8ft.x16ft. $13,995 $16,295
10ft.x13ft. $14,395 $16,595

XLG Glen Echo
Cabins ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Glen Echo
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $15,795 $17,995
14ft.x10ft. $15,295 $18,395
12ft.x12ft. $16,195 $18,395
10ft.x16ft. $17,495 $20,495
8ft.x20ft. $17,495 $20,495
12ft.x14ft. $17,595 $20,495
14ft.x12ft. $18,095 $20,795
10ft.x18ft. $18,795 $21,495
12ft.x15ft. $18,895 $21,695
12ft.x16ft. $19,595 $22,595
16ft.x12ft. $19,595 $22,595
14ft.x14ft. $20,395 $22,995
10ft.x20ft. $20,695 $23,595
8ft.x26ft. $21,695 $25,495
12ft.x18ft. $21,695 $25,395
14ft.x16ft. $22,895 $26,095
12ft.x20ft. $24,395 $27,995
14ft.x18ft. $25,295 $28,895
16ft.x16ft. $25,795 $29,195
22ft.x12ft. $26,395 $30,095
14ft.x20ft. $28,195 $31,895
12ft.x24ft. $28,895 $32,795
16ft.x18ft. $28,895 $32,795
16ft.x20ft. $32,095 $36,395
14ft.x24ft. $33,695 $38,195
18ft.x20ft. $35,995 $40,895
20ft.x20ft. $39,995 $45,295
24ft.x24ft. $57,595 $65,095
30ft.x21ft. $62,695 $71,095

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

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