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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.

Oban Style Guide

Sample Oban gallery

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Oban specifications


  • The Oban’s charmingly Nordic design speaks through clean lines, simple shapes, and thoughtfully paired raw materials. With its strong vertical presence, the Oban’s striking exterior marries warm wood finishes with cool metal accents for an effect that’s fresh, modern, and inviting. Vaulted ceilings and ample windows create a bright, airy interior, while an open loft maximizes usable space.

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

  • Modern Oban Cabin Home Studio
    illustration only
    12' x 16' Oban
  • Sleek, modern design

  • Flush, trim-free window and door settings and minimal overhang

  • Steep gable roof (10/12 pitch)

  • Premium STK Western Red Cedar siding with stainless steel fasteners

  • Cathedral ceiling (10’ overall wall height)

  • 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:
  • Galvanized steel roofing

  • 4 x 6 exposed Douglas fir rafters

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

  • Pine T&G or cedar channel interior cladding

  • Modern vinyl sliding doors and windows

  • Maintenance-free Canexel siding in a variety of colours

  • Maintenance-free Siparila wood siding in six natural tones

Available Oban Sizes

The Oban is offered in sizes starting at 104 ft². If you don’t see the size you’re looking for in the price list, please contact us.

Oban Interior

Below are some Oban 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.

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

    Modern Oban Cabin Home Office Studio Floor Plan
  • Loft

    Modern Oban Cabin Home Office Studio Floor Plan
Sample 12' x 16' Oban Floorplans
  • 3D Tour of a Oban

    View a 3D tour of a 12' x 16' Oban in a forest setting. This minimalist building features crisp lines, modern windows and doors, a cathedral ceiling, 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 video tour


Level of Difficulty:

The Oban requires some skill to install: if you have rough and finish 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 Oban, check out our Hiring a Contractor page.

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

Oban Dimensions

Modern Oban cabin dimensions
10' 14' - 7"
12' 15' - 5"
14' 16' - 3"
16' 17' - 1"
18' 17' - 11"

* Wider than 18' would require special engineering

H PITCH 10:12


Use the diagram and corresponding table to get a sense for the size of your Summerwood building.

Most dimensions are approximate:

  • building depth and length are measured from the outside of the floor and wall framing (siding, sheathing, and trim aren't included)

    • →  for true exterior dimensions, add the thickness of your chosen siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim

    • →  for true interior dimensions, subtract the thickness of the wall framing (EG: 3 ½" for 2x4 walls)

  • building height is measured here from the underside of the bottom wall plate to the top of the ridge; it doesn't include the floor (if applicable), foundation, or roof finish, since these vary depending on your building's size

    • →  for your building's exact height from grade, talk to one of our design specialists

  • wall height is measured from the underside of the bottom plate to the top of the double top plate

Roof Framing Plan

The Oban features a gable roof, a relatively simple style to frame, sheath, and finish. Consult with your contractor or roofing company for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Oban Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing plan for an Oban


Choosing the right foundation will depend on your Oban’s size, location, and purpose. Steep grades or rocky terrain may call for poured footings, while concrete pads are ideal for flatter surfaces and larger cabins.

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

Modern Oban cabin Foundations
Oban foundation


Summerwood buildings are constructed with style and longevity in mind. Like all our designs, the Oban 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 5 1/2" within floor cavities
flooring t&g white pine 1x6 n/a
Loft Floor
item material dimension notes
joists spruce 2x6 - 2x8 16" on center
flooring t&g white pine 1x6 n/a
material options + upgrades
joists cedar 2x6 - 2x8 16" on center
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 & 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 channel 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 Oban 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.

Oban Cabin Home Studio Enhanced Siding Package
Enhanced siding package upgrade

Popular upgrades

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

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

  • Modern Oban cabin Interior
  • Modern Oban cabin Interior
  • Modern Oban cabin Interior


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


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

Modern Oban cabin Finishing


The inside of your Oban 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.

Modern Oban cabin Electrical


Provided you have a water source nearby, your Oban 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.

Modern Oban cabin Plumbing


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.

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 Oban
Cabins (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Oban
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled

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

All prices in $USD
Medium Oban
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled

LG Oban
Cabins (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Oban
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $27,095 $17,612 $31,195 $20,277
9ft.x12ft. $27,595 $17,937 $31,795 $20,667
10ft.x12ft. $28,995 $18,847 $33,395 $21,707
8ft.x15ft. $29,095 $18,912 $33,495 $21,772

XLG Oban
Cabins ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Oban
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $32,995 $21,447 $37,995 $24,697
12ft.x12ft. $34,295 $22,292 $39,495 $25,672
15ft.x10ft. $36,095 $23,462 $41,595 $27,037
10ft.x15ft. $34,095 $22,162 $39,295 $25,542
10ft.x16ft. $34,995 $22,747 $40,295 $26,192
12ft.x14ft. $36,995 $24,047 $42,595 $27,687
14ft.x12ft. $37,295 $24,242 $42,895 $27,882
11ft.x16ft. $36,595 $23,787 $42,095 $27,362
10ft.x18ft. $37,395 $24,307 $43,095 $28,012
11ft.x17ft. $38,595 $25,087 $44,395 $28,857
12ft.x16ft. $39,295 $25,542 $45,195 $29,377
10ft.x20ft. $39,595 $25,737 $45,595 $29,637
12ft.x18ft. $42,195 $27,427 $48,595 $31,587
12ft.x20ft. $44,695 $29,052 $51,495 $33,472
13ft.x19ft. $46,295 $30,092 $53,295 $34,642
14ft.x18ft. $46,795 $30,417 $53,895 $35,032
14ft.x20ft. $49,495 $32,172 $56,995 $37,047
12ft.x24ft. $50,795 $33,017 $58,495 $38,022
16ft.x18ft. $50,195 $32,627 $57,795 $37,567
14ft.x22ft. $52,495 $34,122 $60,395 $39,257
16ft.x20ft. $53,095 $34,512 $61,095 $39,712
14ft.x24ft. $54,995 $35,747 $63,295 $41,142
16ft.x22ft. $56,195 $36,527 $64,695 $42,052
18ft.x20ft. $56,995 $37,047 $65,595 $42,637
15ft.x25ft. $58,695 $38,152 $67,595 $43,937
16ft.x25ft. $60,495 $39,322 $69,595 $45,237
20ft.x20ft. $60,795 $39,517 $69,995 $45,497
18ft.x24ft. $63,295 $41,142 $72,795 $47,317
15ft.x30ft. $64,695 $42,052 $74,395 $48,357
20ft.x24ft. $67,495 $43,872 $77,695 $50,502
16ft.x30ft. $68,095 $44,262 $78,395 $50,957
20ft.x25ft. $69,295 $45,042 $79,695 $51,802
14ft.x36ft. $70,195 $45,627 $80,695 $52,452
16ft.x32ft. $70,495 $45,822 $81,095 $52,712
20ft.x26ft. $69,795 $45,367 $80,295 $52,192
20ft.x30ft. $77,795 $50,567 $89,495 $58,172
20ft.x32ft. $80,995 $52,647 $93,195 $60,577
14ft.x48ft. $83,895 $54,532 $96,495 $62,722
20ft.x35ft. $86,195 $56,027 $99,195 $64,477
20ft.x40ft. $94,295 $61,292 $108,495 $70,522
25ft.x40ft. $108,495 $70,522 $124,795 $81,117

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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