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Mini Oban

Everything you love about the Oban, except Mini!

The Mini Oban is the perfect size for a home office, studio, or gym. By removing the standard Oban's loft space and reducing the overall building height to 12' - 5", you can have all the Nordic charm of an Oban in your own backyard.

Mini Oban

Sleek and contemporary, the Mini Oban is the Nordic-inspired backyard studio you've been looking for. Its striking exterior marries warm wood finishes with cool metal accents for an effect that's fresh, modern, and inviting. Pair the Oban's vaulted ceiling with ample windows to create a bright, airy interior.

Mini Oban Style Guide

Sample Mini Oban gallery

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Mini Oban specifications


  • The Mini Oban blends seamlessly into any backyard landscape. With its minimal roof overhang, flush window and door settings, and trimless corners, the Mini Oban is the modern home studio of your dreams. Together, these carefully considered details create a clean, sharp, minimalist aesthetic that compliments a variety of architectural styles, from contemporary to traditional.

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

  • Mini Oban Home Office Studio Overview
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    8' x 13' Mini 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 (8’ overall wall height)

  • 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 Mini Oban sizes

The Mini 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.

Mini Oban Interior

Below are some sample interiors to help you envision your Mini Oban’s layout. For more ideas and photos, visit our Interiors page.

Floor plans

Below are simple floor plans for the Mini Oban studio to get you started. For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Mini Oban home studio Floor Plan 1
Sample 8' x 13' Mini Oban floor plan

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.


Level of Difficulty:

The Mini 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 Mini Oban, check out our Hire 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

Mini Oban Dimensions

Modern Mini Oban home studio dimensions
6' 10' - 8 1/2"
7' 11' - 1 1/2"
8' 11' - 6 1/2"
9' 12' - 2"
10' 12' - 7"
11' 13' - 0"
12' 13' - 5"
13' 13' - 10"
14' 14' - 3"
8' 2 1/2" 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 Mini 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.

Modern Mini Oban home studio dimensions
Roof framing plan for a Mini Oban


Choosing the right foundation will depend on your Mini 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 structures.

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

Modern Mini Oban home studio Foundations
Mini Oban foundation


Summerwood buildings are constructed with style and longevity in mind. Like all our designs, the Mini 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 2x4 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing t&g spruce 5/8" n/a
material options + upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" - 5 1/2" within floor cavities
flooring t&g white pine 1x6 n/a
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 and 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 - 2x8 24" on center maximum
sheathing osb 7/16" n/a
material options + upgrades
roof boards cedar 1x6 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 Mini 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.

Mini Oban Home Office Studio Enhanced Siding Package
Enhanced siding package upgrade

Popular upgrades

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

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

  • Modern Mini Oban home studio Interior
  • Modern Mini Oban home studio Interior
  • Modern Mini Oban home studio Interior
Interior cedar siding choices for a modern Mini Oban cabin


Once your Mini 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.


If you plan to heat your Mini 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 Mini Oban all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Modern Mini Oban home studio Finishing


The inside of your Mini 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 Mini Oban home studio Electrical


Provided you have a water source nearby, your Mini 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 building.

Modern Mini Oban home studio Plumbing


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

Find below pricing for all of the Mini 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 Mini Oban
Home Studios (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Mini Oban
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
5ft.x9ft. $10,295 $7,721 $11,895 $8,921
6ft.x8ft. $10,995 $8,246 $12,695 $9,521
5ft.x10ft. $11,395 $8,546 $13,195 $9,896
6ft.x10ft. $12,195 $9,146 $14,095 $10,571
7ft.x10ft. $11,795 $8,846 $13,695 $10,271

MD Mini Oban
Home Studios ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Mini Oban
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x9ft. $12,695 $9,521 $14,695 $11,021
6ft.x12ft. $14,295 $10,721 $16,495 $12,371
7ft.x11ft. $14,095 $10,571 $16,295 $12,221
8ft.x10ft. $13,395 $10,046 $15,495 $11,621
9ft.x9ft. $13,495 $10,121 $15,595 $11,696
7ft.x12ft. $13,895 $10,421 $16,095 $12,071
8ft.x11ft. $13,995 $10,496 $16,195 $12,146
9ft.x10ft. $14,295 $10,721 $16,495 $12,371
8ft.x12ft. $14,695 $11,021 $16,995 $12,746
7ft.x14ft. $15,195 $11,396 $17,595 $13,196
9ft.x11ft. $14,995 $11,246 $17,295 $12,971
10ft.x10ft. $15,095 $11,321 $17,495 $13,121

LG Mini Oban
Home Studios (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Mini Oban
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $16,095 $12,071 $18,595 $13,946
7ft.x15ft. $16,595 $12,446 $19,195 $14,396
9ft.x12ft. $16,395 $12,296 $18,995 $14,246
10ft.x11ft. $16,595 $12,446 $19,195 $14,396
8ft.x14ft. $16,895 $12,671 $16,995 $12,746
9ft.x13ft. $17,295 $12,971 $19,995 $14,996
12ft.x10ft. $17,995 $13,496 $20,795 $15,596
10ft.x12ft. $17,295 $12,971 $19,995 $14,996
8ft.x15ft. $17,495 $13,121 $20,195 $15,146
8ft.x16ft. $17,895 $13,421 $20,695 $15,521
10ft.x13ft. $18,095 $13,571 $20,895 $15,671

XLG Mini Oban
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Mini Oban
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $19,995 $14,996 $23,095 $17,321
12ft.x12ft. $20,895 $15,671 $24,095 $18,071
9ft.x16ft. $20,395 $15,296 $23,495 $17,621
10ft.x15ft. $20,895 $15,671 $24,095 $18,071
11ft.x14ft. $21,595 $16,196 $24,895 $18,671
12ft.x13ft. $21,995 $16,496 $25,295 $18,971
11ft.x15ft. $23,295 $17,471 $26,795 $20,096
12ft.x14ft. $22,795 $17,096 $26,295 $19,721
10ft.x18ft. $23,695 $17,771 $27,295 $20,471
11ft.x17ft. $26,595 $19,946 $30,695 $23,021
12ft.x16ft. $24,395 $18,296 $28,195 $21,146
10ft.x20ft. $24,595 $18,446 $28,395 $21,296
12ft.x18ft. $26,195 $19,646 $30,195 $22,646
10ft.x22ft. $28,895 $21,671 $33,295 $24,971
14ft.x16ft. $29,195 $21,896 $33,695 $25,271
12ft.x20ft. $30,395 $22,796 $35,095 $26,321
14ft.x18ft. $30,995 $23,246 $35,795 $26,846
12ft.x22ft. $30,495 $22,871 $35,195 $26,396
12ft.x24ft. $32,195 $24,146 $37,095 $27,821
13ft.x24ft. $33,595 $25,196 $38,695 $29,021
12ft.x26ft. $33,895 $25,421 $38,995 $29,246
16ft.x20ft. $33,695 $25,271 $38,895 $29,171
14ft.x24ft. $34,995 $26,246 $40,295 $30,221
14ft.x26ft. $36,995 $27,746 $42,795 $32,096
14ft.x28ft. $38,495 $28,871 $44,395 $33,296
20ft.x24ft. $48,695 $36,521 $56,095 $42,071
16ft.x30ft. $48,695 $36,521 $56,095 $42,071
16ft.x32ft. $44,295 $33,221 $50,995 $38,246
19ft.x32ft. $49,695 $37,271 $57,295 $42,971
20ft.x35ft. $54,395 $40,796 $62,695 $47,021
14ft.x50ft. $59,795 $44,846 $68,895 $51,671
22ft.x38ft. $71,495 $53,621 $82,295 $61,721
30ft.x34ft. $87,195 $65,396 $100,395 $75,296

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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