Beauty Shot Sonoma Small Cabin Beauty Shot Summerwood. ID number 5484.

Sonoma

Cabins

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.

Features

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

Popular options:

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.

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. $1,895 $1,421 $2,195 $1,646
4ft.x6ft. $2,595 $1,946 $3,095 $2,321
5ft.x5ft. $2,495 $1,871 $2,795 $2,096
5ft.x7ft. $2,995 $2,246 $3,395 $2,546
4ft.x9ft. $2,995 $2,246 $3,395 $2,546
6ft.x6ft. $2,995 $2,246 $3,395 $2,546
5ft.x8ft. $3,195 $2,396 $3,595 $2,696
5ft.x9ft. $3,295 $2,471 $3,895 $2,921
6ft.x8ft. $3,395 $2,546 $4,095 $3,071
7ft.x7ft. $3,395 $2,546 $4,095 $3,071
5ft.x10ft. $3,495 $2,621 $4,195 $3,146
4ft.x13ft. $3,495 $2,621 $4,195 $3,146
6ft.x9ft. $3,495 $2,621 $4,195 $3,146
7ft.x8ft. $3,495 $2,621 $4,195 $3,146
5ft.x12ft. $3,695 $2,771 $4,295 $3,221
6ft.x10ft. $3,695 $2,771 $4,295 $3,221
7ft.x9ft. $3,795 $2,846 $4,395 $3,296
8ft.x8ft. $3,795 $2,846 $4,395 $3,296
7ft.x10ft. $3,995 $2,996 $4,495 $3,371
5ft.x14ft. $3,995 $2,996 $4,495 $3,371

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

* All prices in $USD
Medium Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $3,995 $2,996 $4,495 $3,371
8ft.x9ft. $4,195 $3,146 $4,695 $3,521
7ft.x11ft. $4,195 $3,146 $4,795 $3,596
8ft.x10ft. $4,395 $3,296 $5,395 $4,046
9ft.x9ft. $4,295 $3,221 $5,195 $3,896
6ft.x14ft. $4,295 $3,221 $5,195 $3,896
7ft.x12ft. $4,295 $3,221 $5,195 $3,896
9ft.x10ft. $4,595 $3,446 $5,495 $4,121
6ft.x15ft. $4,495 $3,371 $5,395 $4,046
7ft.x13ft. $4,595 $3,446 $5,495 $4,121
8ft.x12ft. $4,795 $3,596 $5,795 $4,346
6ft.x16ft. $4,595 $3,446 $5,495 $4,121
7ft.x14ft. $4,995 $3,746 $5,895 $4,421
9ft.x11ft. $5,195 $3,896 $5,995 $4,496
10ft.x10ft. $5,195 $3,896 $5,995 $4,496

LGE Sonoma
Cabins (100 - 130 sq.ft)

* All prices in $USD
Large Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $5,295 $3,971 $6,295 $4,721
7ft.x15ft. $5,295 $3,971 $6,295 $4,721
9ft.x12ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,495 $4,871
10ft.x11ft. $5,695 $4,271 $6,495 $4,871
7ft.x16ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,495 $4,871
8ft.x14ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,395 $4,796
9ft.x13ft. $5,895 $4,421 $6,795 $5,096
10ft.x12ft. $6,195 $4,646 $6,995 $5,246
8ft.x15ft. $5,995 $4,496 $6,795 $5,096
9ft.x14ft. $6,295 $4,721 $7,095 $5,321
8ft.x16ft. $6,295 $4,721 $7,095 $5,321
10ft.x13ft. $6,595 $4,946 $7,595 $5,696

X LGE Sonoma
Cabins ( >130 sq.ft.)

* All prices in $USD
Medium Sonoma
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
11ft.x12ft. $6,595 $4,946 $7,595 $5,696
10ft.x14ft. $6,995 $5,246 $8,295 $6,221
7ft.x20ft. $6,795 $5,096 $7,895 $5,921
11ft.x13ft. $7,095 $5,321 $8,295 $6,221
12ft.x12ft. $6,995 $5,246 $8,295 $6,221
8ft.x18ft. $6,995 $5,246 $8,295 $6,221
9ft.x16ft. $6,995 $5,246 $8,295 $6,221
10ft.x15ft. $7,495 $5,621 $8,695 $6,521
8ft.x19ft. $7,295 $5,471 $8,695 $6,521
11ft.x14ft. $7,495 $5,621 $8,795 $6,596
10ft.x16ft. $7,895 $5,921 $9,095 $6,821
8ft.x20ft. $7,895 $5,921 $8,995 $6,746
12ft.x14ft. $7,995 $5,996 $9,195 $6,896
13ft.x13ft. $8,195 $6,146 $9,495 $7,121
8ft.x22ft. $8,495 $6,371 $9,695 $7,271
11ft.x16ft. $8,095 $6,071 $9,495 $7,121
10ft.x18ft. $8,595 $6,446 $9,895 $7,421
9ft.x20ft. $7,995 $5,996 $9,195 $6,896
12ft.x16ft. $8,995 $6,746 $10,295 $7,721
8ft.x24ft. $9,095 $6,821 $10,495 $7,871
14ft.x14ft. $9,495 $7,121 $10,995 $8,246
10ft.x20ft. $9,395 $7,046 $10,695 $8,021
12ft.x17ft. $9,395 $7,046 $10,695 $8,021
12ft.x18ft. $9,895 $7,421 $11,495 $8,621
10ft.x22ft. $10,095 $7,571 $11,795 $8,846
11ft.x20ft. $10,095 $7,571 $11,795 $8,846
14ft.x16ft. $10,495 $7,871 $12,295 $9,221
12ft.x20ft. $10,995 $8,246 $12,695 $9,521
14ft.x18ft. $11,895 $8,921 $13,495 $10,121
16ft.x16ft. $12,095 $9,071 $13,695 $10,271
13ft.x20ft. $12,195 $9,146 $14,195 $10,646
15ft.x18ft. $12,495 $9,371 $14,495 $10,871
14ft.x20ft. $13,095 $9,821 $15,095 $11,321
20ft.x14ft. $13,095 $9,821 $15,095 $11,321
16ft.x18ft. $13,095 $9,821 $15,095 $11,321
14ft.x22ft. $14,195 $10,646 $16,295 $12,221
16ft.x20ft. $14,495 $10,871 $16,595 $12,446
18ft.x18ft. $14,595 $10,946 $16,695 $12,521
14ft.x24ft. $15,095 $11,321 $17,295 $12,971
12ft.x28ft. $14,995 $11,246 $17,295 $12,971
16ft.x22ft. $15,595 $11,696 $17,995 $13,496
18ft.x20ft. $16,195 $12,146 $18,695 $14,021
16ft.x24ft. $17,095 $12,821 $19,595 $14,696
18ft.x22ft. $17,695 $13,271 $20,395 $15,296
20ft.x20ft. $17,895 $13,421 $20,695 $15,521
18ft.x24ft. $19,195 $14,396 $22,095 $16,571
20ft.x22ft. $19,495 $14,621 $22,595 $16,946
20ft.x24ft. $21,295 $15,971 $24,395 $18,296
22ft.x22ft. $21,595 $16,196 $24,995 $18,746
20ft.x25ft. $22,095 $16,571 $25,495 $19,121
20ft.x26ft. $23,095 $17,321 $26,395 $19,796
18ft.x32ft. $24,895 $18,671 $28,395 $21,296
20ft.x32ft. $27,595 $20,696 $31,795 $23,846
30ft.x40ft. $51,395 $38,546 $55,595 $41,696
36ft.x36ft. $55,395 $41,546 $63,695 $47,771

Custom Designs

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