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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.

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  • 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
Workshops (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Mini Oban
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
5ft.x9ft. $10,395 $7,276 $11,895 $8,326
6ft.x8ft. $11,095 $7,766 $12,695 $8,886
5ft.x10ft. $11,495 $8,046 $13,195 $9,236
6ft.x9ft. $11,795 $8,256 $13,495 $9,446
6ft.x10ft. $12,295 $8,606 $14,095 $9,866
7ft.x9ft. $12,095 $8,466 $13,895 $9,726
7ft.x10ft. $11,895 $8,326 $13,695 $9,586

MD Mini Oban
Workshops ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Mini Oban
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x9ft. $12,795 $8,956 $14,695 $10,286
6ft.x12ft. $14,395 $10,076 $16,495 $11,546
11ft.x7ft. $14,195 $9,936 $16,295 $11,406
7ft.x11ft. $14,195 $9,936 $16,295 $11,406
8ft.x10ft. $13,495 $9,446 $15,495 $10,846
9ft.x9ft. $13,595 $9,516 $15,595 $10,916
7ft.x12ft. $13,995 $9,796 $16,095 $11,266
8ft.x11ft. $14,095 $9,866 $16,195 $11,336
9ft.x10ft. $14,395 $10,076 $16,495 $11,546
8ft.x12ft. $14,795 $10,356 $16,995 $11,896
7ft.x14ft. $15,295 $10,706 $17,595 $12,316
9ft.x11ft. $15,095 $10,566 $17,295 $12,106
10ft.x10ft. $15,195 $10,636 $17,495 $12,246

LG Mini Oban
Workshops (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Mini Oban
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $16,195 $11,336 $18,595 $13,016
7ft.x15ft. $16,695 $11,686 $19,195 $13,436
9ft.x12ft. $16,495 $11,546 $18,995 $13,296
10ft.x11ft. $16,695 $11,686 $19,195 $13,436
8ft.x14ft. $16,995 $11,896 $16,995 $11,896
9ft.x13ft. $17,395 $12,176 $19,995 $13,996
12ft.x10ft. $18,095 $12,666 $20,795 $14,556
10ft.x12ft. $17,395 $12,176 $19,995 $13,996
8ft.x15ft. $17,595 $12,316 $20,195 $14,136
8ft.x16ft. $17,995 $12,596 $20,695 $14,486
10ft.x13ft. $18,195 $12,736 $20,895 $14,626

XLG Mini Oban
Workshops ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Mini Oban
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $20,095 $14,066 $23,095 $16,166
12ft.x12ft. $20,995 $14,696 $24,095 $16,866
9ft.x16ft. $20,495 $14,346 $23,495 $16,446
8ft.x18ft. $20,395 $14,276 $23,395 $16,376
10ft.x15ft. $20,995 $14,696 $24,095 $16,866
11ft.x14ft. $21,695 $15,186 $24,895 $17,426
12ft.x13ft. $22,095 $15,466 $25,295 $17,706
10ft.x16ft. $21,795 $15,256 $24,995 $17,496
11ft.x15ft. $23,395 $16,376 $26,795 $18,756
12ft.x14ft. $22,895 $16,026 $26,295 $18,406
10ft.x18ft. $23,795 $16,656 $27,295 $19,106
11ft.x17ft. $26,695 $18,686 $30,695 $21,486
12ft.x16ft. $24,495 $17,146 $28,195 $19,736
10ft.x20ft. $24,695 $17,286 $28,395 $19,876
12ft.x18ft. $26,295 $18,406 $30,195 $21,136
10ft.x22ft. $28,995 $20,296 $33,295 $23,306
14ft.x16ft. $29,295 $20,506 $33,695 $23,586
12ft.x20ft. $30,495 $21,346 $35,095 $24,566
14ft.x18ft. $31,095 $21,766 $35,795 $25,056
12ft.x22ft. $30,595 $21,416 $35,195 $24,636
16ft.x18ft. $32,195 $22,536 $37,095 $25,966
12ft.x24ft. $32,295 $22,606 $37,095 $25,966
13ft.x24ft. $33,695 $23,586 $38,695 $27,086
12ft.x26ft. $33,995 $23,796 $38,995 $27,296
16ft.x20ft. $33,795 $23,656 $38,895 $27,226
14ft.x24ft. $35,095 $24,566 $40,295 $28,206
14ft.x26ft. $37,095 $25,966 $42,795 $29,956
14ft.x28ft. $38,595 $27,016 $44,395 $31,076
20ft.x24ft. $48,795 $34,156 $56,095 $39,266
16ft.x30ft. $48,795 $34,156 $56,095 $39,266
16ft.x32ft. $44,395 $31,076 $50,995 $35,696
19ft.x32ft. $49,795 $34,856 $57,295 $40,106
20ft.x35ft. $54,495 $38,146 $62,695 $43,886
14ft.x50ft. $59,895 $41,926 $68,895 $48,226
22ft.x38ft. $71,595 $50,116 $82,295 $57,606
30ft.x34ft. $87,295 $61,106 $100,395 $70,276

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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