Forest Shelter

Durable woodsman shelter designed for privacy and security
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Project Type:  

Custom house plan


Project Location:  

Anywhere you want it to be


Project Size:  

606 Square Feet


Architectural Style:  

Traditional, rustic, industrial


Project Status:  

Plans available for purchase

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About this project:

The Forest Shelters was designed to work well in all climate zones. The steel pier foundation raises the entry level of the shelter high above grade to allow nature to be exist undisturbed below while providing ultimate stability and security. Cedar shingle siding is a standard option with this shelter design package. Additional siding options are available for this design and include clapboard or board and batten siding. Exterior walls are constructed from 2x6 studs with spray foam cavity insulation, providing superior thermal resistance to the elements. The roof construction consists of 2x10 rafters with nine inches of spray foam insulation. Both asphalt shingles or metal roofing are provide as roof finish options in this plan set. A loft bedroom sleeps 2-4 individuals. This design is ideal for roof mounted solar panels and rainwater harvesting.

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Design Features:

Pier foundation

Sleeping loft for four

Super insulated

Durable materials

Wood burning stove




What does it mean to be off the grid?  The most literal definition is autonomy from traditional public utility services providing energy, water and sewer.  The term “off the grid” may also be characterized as a location in nature that is free from the stifling demands of our modern society.  For some, living off the grid becomes a full time life style choice where the comfort and convenience of municipal services and strip mall shopping centers are sacrificed in exchange for more freedom, less government and lower taxes.  For others, the off grid home becomes a temporary escape for working men and women and their families and a foothold in nature for outdoor recreational activities.  Regardless of your motivation, Off Grid Shelters has the skills and experience to help you plan for and successfully build your dream home or special use shelter.  


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