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A minimalist cabin in the woods!

The Oban is a minimalist, Nordic cabin that emanates peace and quiet. It’s our perfect cabin in the woods. With crisp lines, modern windows and doors, and no extra bulk, the Oban is as fresh as the air you’ll breathe at your cabin getaway!


With a tall gable roof and plenty of loft space, the Oban is the modern, Nordic cabin you’ve been looking for. Its strong vertical presence, natural wood materials, and crisp metal accents blend seamlessly between the trees of any wooded oasis.

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Oban specifications


  • With its mix of rich wood materials and sleek metal accents, The Oban integrates seamlessly into its surrounding landscape. By creating seamless, flush lines between walls, windows, doors and even the roof, the Oban boasts a modern, Nordic charm. The loft space, abundance of windows and tall gable roof provide ample interior space and light to enjoy. Stylish windows and doors act as accent pieces to create compelling, dynamic façades.

    Find all the details you’ll need to know about our Oban in these style tabs.

  • Modern Oban cabin


  • Premium Western Red Cedar siding

  • Tall, steeply sloped, Nordic 10/12 gable roof

  • Loft space and double height ceiling

  • Flush, trim-free window and door settings

  • Stainless steel nails

  • Enhanced siding package

  • Engineered beams

  • Tongue and groove pine wood loft flooring

  • Ship’s ladder for loft access

  • Pine loft railing

Popular options:

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

  • Sleek corrugated galvanized steel roofing

  • Thin, modern slat cedar siding

  • Tongue and groove pine wood interiors

  • Modern vinyl sliding doors and windows

  • Front porch

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

Floor plans

Below is an Oban cabin style floorplan to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Oban Cabin Floor Plan 1
  • Oban Cabin Floor Plan 2
Nomad Cabin 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!

Oban Interior

Below are some Oban 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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    Oban Interior

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    Oban Interior

  • 3D Tour of a Oban Cabin

    The product featured is an Oban cabin in a forest setting. This minimalist cabin features crisp lines, modern windows and doors, double height ceilings, beautiful pine interiors, a cozy loft space, and a ship’s ladder for loft access.

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

  • Oban cabin video tour

Available Oban cabin sizes

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


Level of Difficulty:

With high walls and ceilings, the Oban is one of our more complicated buildings to assemble. If you have prior woodworking experience, you will be able to navigate this project with our supporting instructions and diagrams just fine. It is recommended to use a contractor otherwise.

Hiring a contractor

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

Contractor working on a roof

details & specs

Modern Oban Cabin Dimensions

Modern Oban cabin 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 2 x 4 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

Modern Oban cabin Wall Plan
Wall plan drawing for a Oban 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 Oban cabin building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing, gable roofing is up there for the most popular roofing style. Gable Roofs feature a continuous ridge, with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure.

Gable roofs are generally 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.

Oban Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing drawing for a Oban building


Due to its high walls, a more advanced foundation is recommended for the Oban. A concrete pad is ideal for this cabin style, with Sonotube footings being recommended for situations where you’re faced with steep grades or rocky terrain.

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

Modern Oban cabin Foundations
Oban building foundation


Like all Summerwood designs, the contemporary Oban 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 2 x 6 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
material upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1 x 6 tongue & groove
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 1 x 8 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
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
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

With a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker), our Enhanced Siding Package provides a moisture barrier for your structure.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Oban 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.

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Interior cedar siding choices for a modern Oban cabin


Once your modern Oban 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 Oban 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 Oban all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Modern Oban cabin Finishing
Insulation for a Oban building


The inside of our modern Oban 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.

Modern Oban cabin Electrical
Electrical configuration option


Provided you have a water source nearby, your Oban 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.

Modern Oban cabin Plumbing
Plumbing for a Oban


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

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

LG Oban
Cabins (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Oban
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $18,895 $15,116 $22,195 $17,756
9ft.x12ft. $19,595 $15,676 $22,695 $18,156
10ft.x12ft. $21,395 $17,116 $24,895 $19,916

XLG Oban
Cabins ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Oban
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $24,695 $19,756 $28,595 $22,876
12ft.x12ft. $25,095 $20,076 $29,095 $23,276
10ft.x16ft. $28,095 $22,476 $32,495 $25,996
12ft.x14ft. $29,095 $23,276 $33,595 $26,876
14ft.x12ft. $29,795 $23,836 $34,295 $27,436
10ft.x18ft. $31,195 $24,956 $35,995 $28,796
12ft.x16ft. $32,795 $26,236 $37,895 $30,316
10ft.x20ft. $34,095 $27,276 $39,295 $31,436
12ft.x18ft. $36,295 $29,036 $41,795 $33,436
12ft.x20ft. $40,095 $32,076 $46,295 $37,036
13ft.x19ft. $40,595 $32,476 $47,695 $38,156
14ft.x20ft. $47,195 $37,756 $55,195 $44,156
14ft.x22ft. $51,795 $41,436 $60,695 $48,556
16ft.x20ft. $54,495 $43,596 $63,695 $50,956
14ft.x24ft. $56,795 $45,436 $66,395 $53,116
15ft.x25ft. $63,895 $51,116 $74,395 $59,516
16ft.x25ft. $69,095 $55,276 $80,295 $64,236
20ft.x32ft. $113,195 $90,556 $130,895 $104,716
20ft.x35ft. $126,795 $101,436 $145,895 $116,716
25ft.x40ft. $180,995 $144,796 $208,295 $166,636

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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