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A modern take on the classic cabin.

The Nomad is a modern bunkie with everything you need to escape into the wild. An open loft and extra high ceilings make for a bright, airy space within a small footprint. With infinite customizations like a slatted wooden awning and a variety of exterior and interior finishes to choose from, you can make the Nomad your very own wilderness or backyard escape!


The Nomad comes in a range of sizes, from small and permit-free to large and roomy, depending on your needs. No matter its footprint, the Nomad's high ceilings and loft provide tons of vertical space, so the interior still feels airy and comfortable.

Nomad Style Guide

Sample Nomad gallery

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Nomad specifications


  • The Nomad is a cabin with a clean, fresh aesthetic. The low-slope roof and overhang contribute to its contemporary design. An open loft, high ceilings, and large windows create a bright, airy space within a small footprint.

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

  • 8' x 13' Nomad video tour
  • Contemporary, low-slope roof

  • Double-height ceiling

  • Enhanced siding package

  • Premium STK Western Red Cedar siding with stainless steel fasteners

  • Open loft with pine railing, T&G pine flooring, and ship’s ladder for access

  • Full 2-year warranty on materials and craftsmanship!

    Popular Options & Upgrades:
  • Pine T&G or cedar channel interior cladding

  • Modern vinyl sliding doors and windows

  • Custom front porch

  • Optional wooden awning

  • Maintenance-free Canexel siding in a variety of colours

  • Maintenance-free Siparila wood siding in six natural tones

  • Clear cedar siding (thin, modern nickel gap or v-joint profiles)

Nomad Interior

Below are some Nomad interiors to help you envision your main floor and loft space. Click the images to learn more about the options and upgrades featured. For more ideas and photos, visit our Interiors page.

Available Nomad sizes

The Nomad is offered in sizes starting at 100 ft². If you can’t find your desired size in the price list, please contact us.

Floor plans

Feeling inspired? Get creative with this fun, simple layout tool for planning your interior.
Or, download graph paper and plan your space the old fashioned way.

  • Ground Floor

    Nomad Cabin Floor Plan
  • Loft

    Nomad Cabin Floor Plan
Sample 8' x 13' Nomad Floor Plans
  • 3D Tour of a Nomad

    View a 3D tour of the Nomad 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, beautiful pine interiors, a custom front porch, and a wooden awning.

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

  • Nomad 3D video tour


Level of Difficulty:

The Nomad requires some skill to install: if you have carpentry experience, you may be able to navigate this project with our detailed instructions and easily accessible online and telephone assembly support.

Hiring a contractor

If you think 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

* photos and renderings illustrate a combination of standard features and construction/material upgrades; see style tabs for detailed product specifications

details & specs

Nomad Dimensions

Nomad Cabin Dimensions

Our measurements are taken from the outside of the floor and wall framing; therefore, they don't include the siding or sheathing.

For true interior dimensions, subtract the thickness of the wall framing:

  • 5 ½” for 2x6 walls

For true exterior dimensions, add the thickness of the siding, sheathing, and corner trim:

  • 3/8” for Canexel siding

  • ¾” for cedar siding

  • 1 ½” for log siding

  • ¾” for corner boards

Still have questions about the size of your Nomad? Don’t hesitate to ask — we’re here to help!

Wall Plan

Nomad Cabin Wall Plan
Wall plan drawing for a Nomad

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

Roof Framing Plan

The Nomad’s contemporary low slope roof (4/12 pitch) is designed with a standard 2’ overhang at the front and 1’ around the remaining perimeter. The roof system consists of rafters and 5/8” T&G plywood sheathing.

Low slope roofs do not always require vents. Consult with your contractor or roofing company for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Nomad Cabin Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing plan for a Nomad

Overhang Detail

Made from 1 x 8 STK cedar siding, the soffit boards cover the underside of the Nomad's overhang. Fascia (typically 1 x 4 cedar) is the board that runs along the bottom edge of the roof, trimming the eaves with a nice, straight line.

Nomad Cabin Foundations Overhang Detail
Nomad overhang detail


Choosing the right foundation will depend on your Nomad’s size, location, and purpose.The preferred foundation for a Nomad is a floating concrete slab. Piers may also be an option.

Visit our Foundations page for more details, or contact one of our design specialists for assistance.

Nomad Cabin Foundations
Nomad foundation


Summerwood buildings are constructed with style and longevity in mind. Like all our designs, the Nomad is a fantastic display of premium grade materials chosen for their beauty, durability, and environmental friendliness.

item material dimension notes
beams pressure treated 3-ply 2x8 - 2x12 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x6 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing t&g spruce 5/8" n/a
material options + upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" or 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine t&g 1x6 n/a
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x6 16" on center
exterior siding stk cedar channel (shiplap) 1x8 horizontal
enhanced siding package plywood + typar 1/2" wall sheathing and building wrap
material options + upgrades
exterior siding stk cedar channel (shiplap) 1x8 vertical
clear cedar t&g v-joint 1x4 or 1x6 horizontal or vertical
clear cedar t&g nickel gap 1x4 vertical installation only
canexel 7/16x12 maintenance-free; various colors
siparila wood 1x6 maintenance-free; 6 natural tones
interior siding pine t&g 1x6 n/a
cedar 1x6 n/a
item material dimension notes
rafters spruce 2x6 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
sheathing osb 7/16" n/a
material options + upgrades
roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x10 n/a
item material dimension notes
soffit stk cedar channel 1x8 n/a
fascia + corner boards stk cedar varies n/a
material options + upgrades
soffit clear cedar t&g v-joint 1x6 n/a
fascia + corner boards clear cedar varies n/a
versatex (white) varies n/a
siparila wood (black or white) varies n/a

Enhanced Siding Package (ESP)

Your Nomad includes our enhanced siding package: a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and building wrap (a breathable, water-resistant air barrier) between the siding and the wall framing that give the structure shear strength and act as an additional plane of protection against moisture.

Nomad Cabin Home Studio Enhanced Siding Package
Enhanced siding package upgrade

Popular upgrades

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Nomad can be customized with a wide array of interior finishes. Consider upgrading to cedar framing or adding pine or cedar cladding to your Nomad’s walls and ceiling

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


Once your Nomad is complete, there are even more ways you can tailor your interior to suit your taste and needs. See our Interior Finishing page for more information.


Planning to use your Nomad year-round? There are a number of methods for insulating your cabin to provide enjoyment all year long. Ask one of our design specialists for more information.

Nomad Cabin Insulation
Insulation for a Nomad building


The inside of your Nomad is ready to accommodate wiring for lighting, outlets, heating equipment, and anything else you have in mind. Once the installation is complete and before finishing your interior, simply have an electrician come in and do their thing.

Nomad Cabin Electrical
Electrical configuration option


Provided you have a water source nearby, your Nomad can be plumbed with sinks and taps. If you have something a little more elaborate in mind, like a shower or toilet, make sure it’s coordinated with the installation of your concrete pad and cabin.

Nomad Cabin Plumbing
Plumbing for a Nomad


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.

Note that pricing below is for the base kit only. Doors, windows, and other options are à la cart so that you can customize to your hearts content.

SM Nomad
Cabins (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Nomad
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x8ft. $16,495 $11,546 $19,095 $13,366

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

All prices in $USD
Medium Nomad
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
12ft.x8ft. $24,495 $17,146 $28,395 $19,876
10ft.x10ft. $25,495 $17,846 $29,495 $20,646

LG Nomad
Cabins (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Nomad
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
13ft.x8ft. $23,795 $16,656 $27,395 $19,176
8ft.x13ft. $23,795 $16,656 $27,395 $19,176
9ft.x12ft. $25,195 $17,636 $28,995 $20,296
10ft.x12ft. $28,495 $19,946 $32,795 $22,956
8ft.x15ft. $28,495 $19,946 $32,795 $22,956
10ft.x13ft. $31,395 $21,976 $36,195 $25,336

XLG Nomad
Cabins ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Nomad
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
12ft.x12ft. $35,395 $24,776 $40,895 $28,626
15ft.x10ft. $34,495 $24,146 $39,895 $27,926
10ft.x15ft. $34,495 $24,146 $39,895 $27,926
10ft.x16ft. $35,895 $25,126 $41,395 $28,976
12ft.x14ft. $40,295 $28,206 $44,495 $31,146
10ft.x18ft. $42,595 $29,816 $49,095 $34,366
11ft.x17ft. $44,295 $31,006 $51,095 $35,766
12ft.x16ft. $45,495 $31,846 $52,395 $36,676
11ft.x18ft. $46,895 $32,826 $53,995 $37,796
12ft.x18ft. $51,295 $35,906 $58,895 $41,226
12ft.x20ft. $57,495 $40,246 $66,095 $46,266
13ft.x20ft. $75,595 $52,916 $87,095 $60,966
14ft.x20ft. $69,295 $48,506 $79,795 $55,856
12ft.x24ft. $71,395 $49,976 $82,195 $57,536
16ft.x20ft. $82,095 $57,466 $94,395 $66,076
14ft.x24ft. $86,195 $60,336 $99,195 $69,436
12ft.x30ft. $92,295 $64,606 $106,295 $74,406
14ft.x26ft. $93,395 $65,376 $107,495 $75,246
16ft.x24ft. $98,395 $68,876 $113,395 $79,376
20ft.x20ft. $102,495 $71,746 $118,095 $82,666
18ft.x25ft. $115,195 $80,636 $132,795 $92,956
20ft.x25ft. $127,995 $89,596 $147,495 $103,246
16ft.x32ft. $131,095 $91,766 $150,995 $105,696
20ft.x32ft. $163,695 $114,586 $188,695 $132,086
16ft.x40ft. $163,695 $114,586 $188,695 $132,086
23ft.x28ft. $164,795 $115,356 $189,895 $132,926
17ft.x40ft. $173,995 $121,796 $200,495 $140,346
25ft.x30ft. $191,895 $134,326 $220,995 $154,696
30ft.x30ft. $230,295 $161,206 $265,195 $185,636

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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