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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.

  • Small Sonoma cabin Floor Plan 1
  • Small Sonoma cabin Floor Plan 2
  • Small Sonoma cabin 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 Small Sonoma cabin

    Foundation for a Sonoma building

  • Wall framing Sonoma cabin

    Wall framing install

  • roof Sonoma cabin

    Sonoma roof installation

  • Enhanced siding package Sonoma cabin

    Enhanced siding package for a small Sonoma cabin

  • close to completion Small Sonoma cabin

    Sonoma building close to completion

  • Completed Small Sonoma cabin

    Completed small cabin Sonoma (click image for more details)

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.

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

    The products featured is an 8 ft. 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. $2,595 $2,076 $2,895 $2,316
4ft.x6ft. $3,495 $2,796 $4,195 $3,356
5ft.x5ft. $3,295 $2,636 $3,695 $2,956
5ft.x6ft. $3,995 $3,196 $4,495 $3,596
5ft.x7ft. $4,095 $3,276 $4,595 $3,676
4ft.x9ft. $4,095 $3,276 $4,595 $3,676
6ft.x6ft. $4,095 $3,276 $4,595 $3,676
5ft.x8ft. $4,395 $3,516 $4,795 $3,836
4ft.x10ft. $3,895 $3,116 $4,795 $3,836
10ft.x4ft. $3,895 $3,116 $4,795 $3,836
7ft.x6ft. $4,195 $3,356 $5,095 $4,076
6ft.x7ft. $4,395 $3,516 $5,095 $4,076
5ft.x9ft. $4,495 $3,596 $5,295 $4,236
6ft.x8ft. $4,595 $3,676 $5,695 $4,556
4ft.x12ft. $4,395 $3,516 $5,295 $4,236
7ft.x7ft. $4,595 $3,676 $5,695 $4,556
5ft.x10ft. $4,695 $3,756 $5,795 $4,636
4ft.x13ft. $4,695 $3,756 $5,795 $4,636
6ft.x9ft. $4,695 $3,756 $5,795 $4,636
7ft.x8ft. $4,695 $3,756 $5,795 $4,636
5ft.x12ft. $5,095 $4,076 $5,895 $4,716
6ft.x10ft. $5,095 $4,076 $5,895 $4,716
7ft.x9ft. $5,195 $4,156 $5,995 $4,796
8ft.x8ft. $5,195 $4,156 $5,995 $4,796
7ft.x10ft. $5,595 $4,476 $6,095 $4,876
5ft.x14ft. $5,595 $4,476 $6,095 $4,876

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

All prices in $USD
Medium Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $5,595 $4,476 $6,095 $4,876
8ft.x9ft. $5,795 $4,636 $6,395 $5,116
5ft.x15ft. $5,695 $4,556 $6,395 $5,116
7ft.x11ft. $5,795 $4,636 $6,595 $5,276
8ft.x10ft. $5,995 $4,796 $7,395 $5,916
9ft.x9ft. $5,895 $4,716 $7,195 $5,756
7ft.x12ft. $5,895 $4,716 $7,195 $5,756
8ft.x11ft. $6,395 $5,116 $7,595 $6,076
9ft.x10ft. $6,295 $5,036 $7,495 $5,996
6ft.x15ft. $6,195 $4,956 $7,395 $5,916
7ft.x13ft. $6,295 $5,036 $7,495 $5,996
8ft.x12ft. $6,595 $5,276 $7,895 $6,316
6ft.x16ft. $6,295 $5,036 $7,495 $5,996
7ft.x14ft. $6,895 $5,516 $7,995 $6,396
9ft.x11ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,095 $6,476
10ft.x10ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,095 $6,476

LG Sonoma
Cabins (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $7,295 $5,836 $8,595 $6,876
7ft.x15ft. $7,295 $5,836 $8,595 $6,876
9ft.x12ft. $7,695 $6,156 $8,895 $7,116
6ft.x18ft. $7,295 $5,836 $7,195 $5,756
10ft.x11ft. $7,795 $6,236 $8,895 $7,116
11ft.x10ft. $7,795 $6,236 $8,895 $7,116
7ft.x16ft. $7,695 $6,156 $8,895 $7,116
8ft.x14ft. $7,695 $6,156 $8,795 $7,036
9ft.x13ft. $7,995 $6,396 $9,395 $7,516
10ft.x12ft. $8,495 $6,796 $9,595 $7,676
8ft.x15ft. $8,195 $6,556 $9,395 $7,516
11ft.x11ft. $9,095 $7,276 $9,995 $7,996
9ft.x14ft. $8,695 $6,956 $9,895 $7,916
8ft.x16ft. $8,695 $6,956 $9,895 $7,916
10ft.x13ft. $9,195 $7,356 $10,395 $8,316

XLG Sonoma
Cabins ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
11ft.x12ft. $9,195 $7,356 $10,395 $8,316
10ft.x14ft. $9,795 $7,836 $11,295 $9,036
7ft.x20ft. $9,395 $7,516 $10,795 $8,636
11ft.x13ft. $9,895 $7,916 $11,295 $9,036
12ft.x12ft. $9,795 $7,836 $11,295 $9,036
8ft.x18ft. $9,795 $7,836 $11,295 $9,036
9ft.x16ft. $9,795 $7,836 $11,295 $9,036
10ft.x15ft. $10,295 $8,236 $11,995 $9,596
8ft.x19ft. $10,095 $8,076 $11,995 $9,596
11ft.x14ft. $10,295 $8,236 $12,095 $9,676
12ft.x13ft. $10,395 $8,316 $12,095 $9,676
10ft.x16ft. $10,895 $8,716 $12,695 $10,156
8ft.x20ft. $10,895 $8,716 $12,295 $9,836
12ft.x14ft. $10,995 $8,796 $12,795 $10,236
13ft.x13ft. $11,195 $8,956 $13,095 $10,476
8ft.x22ft. $11,695 $9,356 $13,395 $10,716
11ft.x16ft. $11,095 $8,876 $13,095 $10,476
9ft.x20ft. $10,995 $8,796 $12,795 $10,236
12ft.x16ft. $12,595 $10,076 $14,195 $11,356
8ft.x24ft. $12,695 $10,156 $14,495 $11,596
14ft.x14ft. $13,195 $10,556 $15,195 $12,156
10ft.x20ft. $12,995 $10,396 $14,795 $11,836
12ft.x17ft. $12,995 $10,396 $14,795 $11,836
14ft.x15ft. $13,795 $11,036 $16,195 $12,956
12ft.x18ft. $13,595 $10,876 $15,795 $12,636
10ft.x22ft. $13,995 $11,196 $16,495 $13,196
11ft.x20ft. $13,995 $11,196 $16,495 $13,196
14ft.x16ft. $14,495 $11,596 $16,995 $13,596
15ft.x15ft. $14,895 $11,916 $16,995 $13,596
12ft.x20ft. $15,195 $12,156 $17,395 $13,916
14ft.x18ft. $16,595 $13,276 $18,695 $14,956
12ft.x21ft. $16,195 $12,956 $18,095 $14,476
16ft.x16ft. $16,795 $13,436 $18,995 $15,196
13ft.x20ft. $16,895 $13,516 $19,595 $15,676
15ft.x18ft. $17,195 $13,756 $19,995 $15,996
14ft.x20ft. $18,295 $14,636 $20,895 $16,716
20ft.x14ft. $18,295 $14,636 $20,895 $16,716
16ft.x18ft. $18,295 $14,636 $20,895 $16,716
12ft.x25ft. $18,895 $15,116 $21,395 $17,116
14ft.x22ft. $19,595 $15,676 $22,495 $17,996
16ft.x20ft. $19,995 $15,996 $22,995 $18,396
18ft.x18ft. $20,295 $16,236 $23,195 $18,556
14ft.x24ft. $20,995 $16,796 $23,995 $19,196
12ft.x28ft. $20,795 $16,636 $23,995 $19,196
16ft.x22ft. $21,695 $17,356 $24,995 $19,996
18ft.x20ft. $22,395 $17,916 $25,895 $20,716
12ft.x30ft. $22,295 $17,836 $25,695 $20,556
16ft.x24ft. $23,795 $19,036 $27,095 $21,676
18ft.x22ft. $24,595 $19,676 $28,195 $22,556
20ft.x20ft. $24,895 $19,916 $28,795 $23,036
18ft.x24ft. $26,695 $21,356 $30,595 $24,476
20ft.x22ft. $26,995 $21,596 $31,495 $25,196
20ft.x24ft. $29,595 $23,676 $33,995 $27,196
22ft.x22ft. $29,995 $23,996 $34,795 $27,836
20ft.x25ft. $30,595 $24,476 $35,395 $28,316
20ft.x26ft. $32,095 $25,676 $36,695 $29,356
18ft.x32ft. $34,695 $27,756 $39,495 $31,596
20ft.x32ft. $38,395 $30,716 $44,295 $35,436

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