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Nomad

The Nomad is a modern take on the classic cabin.

The loft space and double height ceiling provide plenty of space and natural light to enjoy. This modern Bunkie comes in a range of sizes from small and permit free to larger depending on your needs.

Nomad

Though the Nomad can come with a small footprint, its high ceilings and loft provide tons of vertical space, so the interior still feels airy and comfortable. The 4/12 low-sloped roof pitch and overhang offer a modern appeal.

Sample Nomad gallery

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Nomad specifications

overview

  
    
  • The Nomad is a cabin with a clean and bright aesthetic. Its contemporary features create a unique modern architectural style. An open loft, high ceilings, and large windows provide airy space and light within a small footprint.

    Find all the details you need to know about our Nomad in these style tabs.

  • Modern Nomad cabin overview

Features

  • Modern low-sloped flat roof

  • Loft space and double height ceilings

  • Premium Western Red Cedar

  • Stainless steel nails

  • Engineered beams

  • Enhanced siding package

  • Tongue and groove pine wood loft flooring

  • Ship’s ladder for loft access

Popular options:

The Nomad collection offers many options and upgrades that are unique to this style:

  • Custom front porch

  • Optional wooden awning

  • Maintenance-free Canexel siding, available in a variety of vibrant colours

  • EPDM roofing material

  • Modern vinyl sliding doors and windows

  • Tongue and groove pine wood interiors

Nomad Interior Inspiration

Below are some Nomad interiors for inspiration to help you plan your main floor and loft space. For more ideas and photos please visit our Interiors page.

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    Nomad Interior

  • Modern Nomad cabin interior

    Nomad Interior

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

  • 3D Tour of a Nomad Cabin

    The product featured is a Nomad cabin in a lakeside setting. It features a double height ceiling, cozy loft space, ship’s ladder for loft access, large windows and sliding doors for plenty of natural light, modern low-sloped roof, beautiful pine interiors, custom front porch and wooden awning.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood Styles.

  • Nomad cabin video tour

Available Nomad cabin sizes

The Nomad is offered in sizes starting at 104 ft². If you cannot find your desired size in the price list, please contact us.

Assembling

Level of Difficulty:

With its high walls and ceiling, the Nomad is one of our more involved and complex builds. Those with experience will be able to manage just fine with our building instructions and diagrams, but it is strongly advised that those without prior woodworking experience use a contractor.

Hiring a contractor

If you feel you may want assistance with assembling your Nomad, check out our hire a contractor page.

Modern Nomad cabin Hiring a contractor
Contractor working on a roof
  

details & specs

  
    

Nomad Dimensions

Nomad Cabin Dimensions

Our measurements (i.e. 8ft. x 13ft.) are taken from the outside of the floor & 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 2' x 6' 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

Nomad Cabin Wall Plan
Wall plan drawing for a Nomad building

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 Nomad cabin building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

The Nomad roof is designed to have a standard 4’ overhang on the front side and 2’ around the remaining perimeter. The roof consists of ½” Spruce plywood sheathing and pre-engineered trusses allowing you to lay the EPDM rubberized membrane on top.

Due to its geometry and low pitch, flat roofs do not always require vents. If vents are desired, they can be installed on the tallest wall or sidewalls of the building. Consult
with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for
your roof.

Nomad Cabin Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing drawing for a Nomad 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.

Nomad Cabin Foundations Overhang Detail
Nomad overhang detail

Foundations

The Nomad may require more advanced foundation options.Though the Nomad is engineered to sit on concrete blocks 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 or contact one of our design specialist for assistance.

Nomad Cabin Foundations
Nomad building foundation

Materials

Like all summerwood designs, the contemporary Nomad cabin is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any your outdoor needs. Our materials are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental friendliness. Construction is engineered for garages and cabins, but ideally suited for storage sheds and cabins as well. All of our buildings are designed with style and longevity in mind.

Floor
item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2' x 4' - 2' x 8' 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
materials available
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
Walls
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2' x 4' - 2' x 6' bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2' x 4' - 2' x 6' 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
clear t&g cedar siding canexel 1' x 8' studs & plates
interior cedar siding cedar 2' x 4' - 2' x 6' 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
Roof
item material dimension notes
ceiling joists spruce 2' x 4' - 2' x 10' ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2' x 4' - 2' x 10' 24" on center maximum
hub spruce 6' x 6' octangonal center member
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1' x 6' - 1' x 8' n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2' x 6' - 2' x 12' n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
Trim
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1' x 6' - 1' x 8' corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1' x 4' - 1' x 8' corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

Our enhanced siding pages includes a layer of sheathing. It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure.

Nomad Cabin Enhanced Siding Package
Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Nomad 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.

  • Nomad Cabin Interior Cedar Siding
  • Nomad Cabin Interior Cedar Siding
  • Nomad Cabin Interior Cedar Siding
Interior cedar siding choices for a modern Nomad cabin

Finishing

Once your modern Nomad cabin is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood design. Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information.

Insulation

If you plan to heat your Nomad 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 Nomad all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Nomad Cabin Insulation
Insulation for a Nomad building

Electrical

The inside of our modern Nomad cabin is deliberately left exposed to 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.

Nomad Cabin Electrical
Electrical configuration option

Plumbing

Provided you have a water source nearby, your Nomad 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.

Nomad Cabin Plumbing
Plumbing for a Nomad
  

pricing

  

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

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

    

MD Nomad
Cabins ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Nomad
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x10ft. $18,395 $13,796 $21,295 $15,971

LG Nomad
Cabins (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Nomad
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $17,095 $12,821 $19,795 $14,846
10ft.x12ft. $20,495 $15,371 $23,695 $17,771

XLG Nomad
Cabins ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Nomad
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x16ft. $25,895 $19,421 $29,795 $22,346
12ft.x14ft. $29,195 $21,896 $32,195 $24,146
10ft.x18ft. $30,695 $23,021 $35,395 $26,546
12ft.x18ft. $36,995 $27,746 $42,595 $31,946
12ft.x20ft. $41,395 $31,046 $47,695 $35,771
16ft.x20ft. $59,195 $44,396 $68,095 $51,071
16ft.x24ft. $70,995 $53,246 $81,695 $61,271

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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