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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.


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


  • 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 Verena cabin


  • Modern low-sloped flat roof

  • Loft space and double height ceilings

  • Premium Western Red Cedar

  • Stainless steel nails

  • Engineered beams

Popular options:

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

  • Optional front porch

  • Optional awning

  • Optional large, bright windows

  • Optional maintenance free Canexel siding in a variety of vibrant colours

  • EPDM roofing material

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 Interiors under inspiration.

  • Floor Plan 1
  • Floor Plan 2
Nomad floor plan configurations

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!

Available Nomad cabin sizes

The Nomad is offered in sizes ranging from 104 ft2 to 240 ft2.

8’ x 13’, 10’ x 12’, 10 ‘ x 14’, 10’ x 16’, 10’ x 18’, 12’ x 12’, 12’ x 14’, 12’ x 16’, 12’ x 18’, 12’ x 20’

If you cannot find your sizes please contact us.

Hiring a contractor

Our Nomad buildings are relatively easy to assemble, however, if you feel that you may want some assistance check out hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof

details & specs


Modern Nomad Pool Cabana Dimensions

Our measurements (i.e. 4ft. x 10ft.) 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 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

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

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing and gable roofing, are flat roofs. These roofs are common in Verana styles, being one of the easiest roofs to install and frame when compared to other roof styles.

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.

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 overhang detail


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 building foundation


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.

item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x4 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
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
hub spruce 6x6 octangonal center member
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, 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.

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.

Interior cedar siding choices for a modern Nomad cabin


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.


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 Verana all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Insulation for a Nomad building


The inside of our modern Nomad pool house 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.

Electrical configuration option


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 pool house.

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.


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 $11,957 $21,295 $13,842

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 $11,112 $19,795 $12,867
10ft.x12ft. $20,495 $13,322 $23,695 $15,402

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 $16,832 $29,795 $19,367
10ft.x18ft. $30,695 $19,952 $35,395 $23,007
12ft.x18ft. $36,995 $24,047 $42,595 $27,687
12ft.x20ft. $41,395 $26,907 $47,695 $31,002
16ft.x20ft. $59,195 $38,477 $68,095 $44,262
16ft.x24ft. $70,995 $46,147 $81,695 $53,102

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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