Examples of resources for free cabin plans as of 2015 include TheSurvivalistBlog.net, The Wood Plans Shop by TheClassicArchives.com and Renovation Headquarters. TheSurvivalistBlog.net offers several basic blueprints for cabin designs.
The cabin blueprints offered by TheSurvivalistBlog.net can be printed at home. One example of a blueprint on this website is for a guest cottage that includes a bathroom, living area and kitchen. This cottage style can also be used as an art studio, office, workshop area or a miniature store with a walk-up window. Another suggested use is for a husband's "dog house."
The Wood Plans Shop offers detailed instructions and blueprints for building one cabin style. A full materials list is included as well as a parts list organized by area of the cabin. While there is only one cabin plan available, there are three options for the layout of the main living area. These layout options are designed for specific purposes such as an area for writers, guests or kids. This cabin plan also includes a loft for sleeping.
Cabin plans provided by Renovation Headquarters come with a disclaimer which states that the available plans do not include specifications for periodic changes in the National Design Specifications (NDS) for Wood Construction, changes in building materials or snow load variations. This disclaimer advises users to consult a professional to help tailor the cabin plans to fit any specific needs.