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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

overview

  • 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.

  • Modern Mini Oban home studio
    Features:
  • 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

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.

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    Mini Oban Interior

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    Mini Oban Interior

  • Modern Mini Oban home studio interior

    Mini Oban Interior

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.

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.

Assembling

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

details & specs

Mini Oban Dimensions

Modern Mini Oban home studio dimensions

Our measurements are taken from the outside of the floor and wall framing; therefore, they don't include the siding or sheathing.

For true interior dimensions, subtract the thickness of the wall framing:

  • 3 ½” for 2x4 walls

  • 5 ½” for 2x6 walls

For true exterior dimensions, add the thickness of the siding, sheathing, and corner trim:

  • 3/8” for Canexel siding

  • ¾” for cedar siding

  • 1 ½” for log siding

  • ¾” for corner boards

Still have questions about the size of your Mini Oban? Don’t hesitate to ask — we’re here to help!

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

Foundations

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

Materials

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.

Floor
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
Walls
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
Roof
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
Trim
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

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.

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Interior cedar siding choices for a modern Mini Oban cabin

Finishing

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.

Insulation

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

Electrical

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

Plumbing

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

pricing

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.

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
6ft.x8ft. $9,095 $9,095 $10,495 $10,495
5ft.x10ft. $9,395 $9,395 $10,895 $10,895
6ft.x10ft. $11,195 $11,195 $12,895 $12,895
7ft.x10ft. $12,995 $12,995 $14,995 $14,995

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
6ft.x12ft. $12,295 $12,295 $14,195 $14,195
8ft.x10ft. $14,695 $14,695 $16,995 $16,995
7ft.x12ft. $15,395 $15,395 $17,795 $17,795
8ft.x11ft. $15,995 $15,995 $18,395 $18,395
9ft.x10ft. $16,295 $16,295 $18,795 $18,795
8ft.x12ft. $17,295 $17,295 $19,895 $19,895
7ft.x14ft. $17,595 $17,595 $20,295 $20,295
9ft.x11ft. $17,795 $17,795 $20,495 $20,495
10ft.x10ft. $17,995 $17,995 $20,695 $20,695

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. $18,695 $18,695 $21,595 $21,595
7ft.x15ft. $18,895 $18,895 $21,795 $21,795
9ft.x12ft. $19,395 $19,395 $22,395 $22,395
10ft.x11ft. $19,695 $19,695 $22,695 $22,695
10ft.x12ft. $21,395 $21,395 $24,695 $24,695
8ft.x15ft. $21,395 $21,395 $24,695 $24,695
8ft.x16ft. $22,795 $22,795 $26,295 $26,295

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. $24,895 $24,895 $28,695 $28,695
12ft.x12ft. $25,595 $25,595 $29,495 $29,495
10ft.x15ft. $26,595 $26,595 $30,595 $30,595
12ft.x14ft. $29,695 $29,695 $34,195 $34,195
12ft.x16ft. $33,895 $33,895 $38,995 $38,995
19ft.x32ft. $95,995 $95,995 $110,395 $110,395

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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