Here’s our family, and our problem:
Three teenage boys, and a house no longer big enough for all of them.
The solution? An 18’ x 24’ Kepler Creek Cabin from Summerwood.
The challenge? Designing a “man-cave” for three teenagers, that would work with a main house that is a distinct Country French style.
We found the Custom Design Center tool easy-to-use and perfect for customizing to match our style. We got lots of advice on design and construction from the friendly Summerwood staff.
We laid a 6” x 6” wood beam foundation the week prior to materials arriving. The week of arrival, we unloaded day 1, laid the floor on day 2, put up the walls on day 3, put up the trusses day 4, and on day 5 got some much needed rest and relaxation! The following week, the clay tile roof went on.
We customized the inside with the addition of a sleeping loft…
By choosing the 9’ wall height option during the design phase, we left plenty of room to build a large loft without sacrificing headroom underneath.
…which has already gotten lots of use.
On the far wall, a built-in ladder leads to a trap-door entrance to the loft. With 7 feet of sleeping room across an 18 foot width, there’s plenty of room for our boys and several of their friends, hence the mess!
If we didn’t think so…we wouldn’t have done a whole Powerpoint on it!!