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Cabins

Sonoma

Classic wine country favorite

The hip roof design is the defining feature of our Sonoma small cabin or Bunkie. Functionally it creates a spacious interior and visually it is as pleasing on the inside as it is stylish on the outside. Out fit your Sonoma Bunkie with modern cabin accessories or go old school for that traditional granny flat look. Large or small, simple or elaborate, the appeal of this cabin will stand the test of time.

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overview

  
    
  • Our low profile, small cabin Sonoma is perfect for blending in with nature while providing ample accommodation for your personalized ideas. Learn about pricing on your small Sonoma cabin and more in these style tabs.

  • Small Sonoma cabin

Features

- Characterized by a spacious hip roof rafter design.
- Plenty of headroom.
- Perfect living space for a nature admirer.

Popular options:
  • French doors
  • Arch windows
  • Roof extension
  • Storm shutters
  • Antique flower boxes
  • Extra overhang
  • Cedar shingles.

Floor plans

Below are a few sample floorplans that shows the popular options associated with Sonoma pool cabanas.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Floor Plan 1
  • Floor Plan 2
  • Floor Plan 3
Popular Sonoma cabin floor 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!

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our small Sonoma cabin building kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process.

Below is a series of photos showing one of our Sonoma building being assembled.

  • Foundation for a Sonoma building

  • Wall framing install

  • Sonoma roof installation

  • Enhanced siding package for a small Sonoma cabin

  • Sonoma building close to completion

  • Completed small cabin Sonoma

Hiring a contractor

Our Sonoma cabin style buildings are relatively easy to assemble however if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a small Sonoma cabin Building

    The products featured is an 8 x 10 ft. Sonoma cabin with the following options: Scotia Blue Canexel siding, cedar shingle roof, D8 door, w8 painted white, 8ft. bench

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

  • Video tour for a Sonoma
  

details & specs

  
    

Small Cabin Sonoma Dimensions

SONOMA DIMENSIONS CHART
A B C D E
BUILDING DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT FLOOR HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
4' 8' - 4 1/8" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 6' - 4 1/2"
6' 8' - 11 1/2" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 1 3/8"
4' 8' - 4 1/8" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 1' 6"
6' 8' - 11 1/2" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 1 3/8"
8' 10' - 2 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 2' - 8 1/4"
10' 10' - 9 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 3 1/4"
12' 11' - 4 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 10 1/8"
14' 11' - 11 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 4' - 5 1/8"
16' 12' - 8 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 1/8"
18' 13' - 3 1/2" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 7 3/8"
20' 13' - 10 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 2 1/4"
22' 14' - 5 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 9 1/4"
24' 15' - 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 4 1/4"
26' 15' - 7 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 11 1/4"
28' 16' - 2 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 8' - 6 1/8"

Our measurements (i.e. 8ft. x 12ft.) 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

Sonoma building wall plan

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

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with gable roofing, hip roofing is up there for the most popular roofing style. Hip roofs typically feature a low/moderate slope, with all sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure.

Hips are more complicated to frame, sheath, and finish, but are typically simpler to trim and eliminate the vertical wall component of a gable roof style, known as “gable ends”.

Additional consideration should be given to ventilation. Due to its geometry and the lack of gable ends, roof vents must be placed on the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Roof framing plan for a Sonoma 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.

Sonoma roof overhang detail

Foundation

The Sonoma small cabin is well suited to a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad is also ideal for poolside applications.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Sonoma foundation

Materials

Like all summerwood designs, the small cabin Sonoma is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any of 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 pool cabanas as well.

Floor
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
Walls
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
canexel siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
cedar wall framing cedar 2x8 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1a osb + 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 spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x4 - 2x10 n/a
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
Roof
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 to your small cabin Sonoma, 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 Sonoma cabin 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, providing a warm rustic feel.

Cedar siding choices for a Sonoma

Roof Extension

One way to expand the functionality of the Sonoma style is to extend the roof past one or more of the exterior walls.

The roof is then supported on a post & beam structure custom to your design. Perfect for a shaded outdoor living area.

Sonoma roof extension drawing & building upgrade

Extra Overhang

The small cabinSonoma style roof features a standard 6” overhang where the roof meets the walls. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” (i.e +6 (12”), +12 (18”)).!

Sonoma extra overhang drawing & building

Finishing

Once your Sonoma building is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood Sonoma studio design.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

Enjoy your Summerwood Sonoma building in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Insulation material for your Sonoma cabin

Electrical

The inside of our Sonoma studio are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Electrical configuration option

Plumbing

Often the Sonoma style is required to accommodate change rooms, bathroom or bar sinks.

Sonoma cabin bathroom configuration
  

pricing

  

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

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

    

SM Sonoma
Cabins (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
4ft.x4ft. $2,395 $1,557 $2,695 $1,752
4ft.x6ft. $3,095 $2,012 $3,795 $2,467
5ft.x5ft. $2,995 $1,947 $3,295 $2,142
5ft.x6ft. $3,595 $2,337 $4,095 $2,662
5ft.x7ft. $3,695 $2,402 $4,195 $2,727
4ft.x9ft. $3,695 $2,402 $4,195 $2,727
6ft.x6ft. $3,695 $2,402 $4,195 $2,727
5ft.x8ft. $3,995 $2,597 $4,395 $2,857
4ft.x10ft. $3,495 $2,272 $4,395 $2,857
10ft.x4ft. $3,495 $2,272 $4,395 $2,857
5ft.x9ft. $4,095 $2,662 $4,795 $3,117
6ft.x8ft. $4,195 $2,727 $5,095 $3,312
4ft.x12ft. $3,995 $2,597 $4,795 $3,117
7ft.x7ft. $4,195 $2,727 $5,095 $3,312
5ft.x10ft. $4,295 $2,792 $5,195 $3,377
4ft.x13ft. $4,295 $2,792 $5,195 $3,377
6ft.x9ft. $4,295 $2,792 $5,195 $3,377
7ft.x8ft. $4,295 $2,792 $5,195 $3,377
5ft.x12ft. $4,595 $2,987 $5,295 $3,442
6ft.x10ft. $4,595 $2,987 $5,295 $3,442
7ft.x9ft. $4,695 $3,052 $5,395 $3,507
8ft.x8ft. $4,695 $3,052 $5,395 $3,507
7ft.x10ft. $4,995 $3,247 $5,495 $3,572
5ft.x14ft. $4,995 $3,247 $5,495 $3,572

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

All prices in $USD
Medium Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $4,995 $3,247 $5,495 $3,572
8ft.x9ft. $5,195 $3,377 $5,795 $3,767
5ft.x15ft. $5,095 $3,312 $5,795 $3,767
7ft.x11ft. $5,195 $3,377 $5,995 $3,897
8ft.x10ft. $5,395 $3,507 $6,695 $4,352
9ft.x9ft. $5,295 $3,442 $6,495 $4,222
7ft.x12ft. $5,295 $3,442 $6,495 $4,222
8ft.x11ft. $5,795 $3,767 $6,895 $4,482
9ft.x10ft. $5,695 $3,702 $6,795 $4,417
6ft.x15ft. $5,595 $3,637 $6,695 $4,352
7ft.x13ft. $5,695 $3,702 $6,795 $4,417
8ft.x12ft. $5,995 $3,897 $7,095 $4,612
6ft.x16ft. $5,695 $3,702 $6,795 $4,417
7ft.x14ft. $6,195 $4,027 $7,195 $4,677
9ft.x11ft. $6,495 $4,222 $7,295 $4,742
10ft.x10ft. $6,495 $4,222 $7,295 $4,742

LG Sonoma
Cabins (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $6,595 $4,287 $7,795 $5,067
7ft.x15ft. $6,595 $4,287 $7,795 $5,067
9ft.x12ft. $6,895 $4,482 $7,995 $5,197
6ft.x18ft. $6,595 $4,287 $6,495 $4,222
10ft.x11ft. $6,995 $4,547 $7,995 $5,197
11ft.x10ft. $6,995 $4,547 $7,995 $5,197
7ft.x16ft. $6,895 $4,482 $7,995 $5,197
8ft.x14ft. $6,895 $4,482 $7,895 $5,132
9ft.x13ft. $7,195 $4,677 $8,495 $5,522
10ft.x12ft. $7,695 $5,002 $8,695 $5,652
8ft.x15ft. $7,395 $4,807 $8,495 $5,522
11ft.x11ft. $8,195 $5,327 $8,995 $5,847
9ft.x14ft. $7,795 $5,067 $8,895 $5,782
8ft.x16ft. $7,795 $5,067 $8,895 $5,782
10ft.x13ft. $8,295 $5,392 $9,395 $6,107

XLG Sonoma
Cabins ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
11ft.x12ft. $8,295 $5,392 $9,395 $6,107
10ft.x14ft. $8,795 $5,717 $10,195 $6,627
7ft.x20ft. $8,495 $5,522 $9,695 $6,302
11ft.x13ft. $8,895 $5,782 $10,195 $6,627
12ft.x12ft. $8,795 $5,717 $10,195 $6,627
8ft.x18ft. $8,795 $5,717 $10,195 $6,627
9ft.x16ft. $8,795 $5,717 $10,195 $6,627
10ft.x15ft. $9,295 $6,042 $10,795 $7,017
8ft.x19ft. $9,095 $5,912 $10,795 $7,017
11ft.x14ft. $9,295 $6,042 $10,895 $7,082
10ft.x16ft. $9,795 $6,367 $11,395 $7,407
8ft.x20ft. $9,795 $6,367 $11,095 $7,212
12ft.x14ft. $9,895 $6,432 $11,495 $7,472
13ft.x13ft. $10,095 $6,562 $11,795 $7,667
8ft.x22ft. $10,595 $6,887 $12,095 $7,862
11ft.x16ft. $9,995 $6,497 $11,795 $7,667
9ft.x20ft. $9,895 $6,432 $11,495 $7,472
12ft.x16ft. $11,295 $7,342 $12,795 $8,317
8ft.x24ft. $11,395 $7,407 $12,995 $8,447
14ft.x14ft. $11,895 $7,732 $13,695 $8,902
10ft.x20ft. $11,695 $7,602 $13,295 $8,642
12ft.x17ft. $11,695 $7,602 $13,295 $8,642
12ft.x18ft. $12,295 $7,992 $14,295 $9,292
10ft.x22ft. $12,595 $8,187 $14,795 $9,617
11ft.x20ft. $12,595 $8,187 $14,795 $9,617
14ft.x16ft. $12,995 $8,447 $15,295 $9,942
15ft.x15ft. $13,395 $8,707 $15,295 $9,942
12ft.x20ft. $13,695 $8,902 $15,695 $10,202
14ft.x18ft. $14,895 $9,682 $16,795 $10,917
12ft.x21ft. $14,495 $9,422 $16,295 $10,592
16ft.x16ft. $15,095 $9,812 $17,095 $11,112
13ft.x20ft. $15,195 $9,877 $17,695 $11,502
15ft.x18ft. $15,495 $10,072 $17,995 $11,697
14ft.x20ft. $16,395 $10,657 $18,795 $12,217
20ft.x14ft. $16,395 $10,657 $18,795 $12,217
16ft.x18ft. $16,395 $10,657 $18,795 $12,217
14ft.x22ft. $17,695 $11,502 $20,195 $13,127
16ft.x20ft. $17,995 $11,697 $20,695 $13,452
18ft.x18ft. $18,195 $11,827 $20,895 $13,582
14ft.x24ft. $18,895 $12,282 $21,595 $14,037
12ft.x28ft. $18,695 $12,152 $21,595 $14,037
16ft.x22ft. $19,495 $12,672 $22,495 $14,622
18ft.x20ft. $20,095 $13,062 $23,295 $15,142
16ft.x24ft. $21,395 $13,907 $24,395 $15,857
18ft.x22ft. $22,095 $14,362 $25,395 $16,507
20ft.x20ft. $22,395 $14,557 $25,895 $16,832
18ft.x24ft. $23,995 $15,597 $27,595 $17,937
20ft.x22ft. $24,295 $15,792 $28,295 $18,392
20ft.x24ft. $26,595 $17,287 $30,595 $19,887
22ft.x22ft. $26,995 $17,547 $31,295 $20,342
20ft.x25ft. $27,595 $17,937 $31,795 $20,667
20ft.x26ft. $28,895 $18,782 $32,995 $21,447
18ft.x32ft. $31,195 $20,277 $35,495 $23,072
20ft.x32ft. $34,495 $22,422 $39,795 $25,867

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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