The design of The Mountain Man cabin is based upon the mining camp bunkhouses found in the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to Idaho and from Nevada to Montana. The shell is a simple rectangular log cabin with a stone “lean to” which encloses a small Mud-Entry. The simplicity of this design makes for a very efficient build considering time, cost and complexity. The basic cabin lines lead to its authenticity in all mountain settings. The cabin shown is designed to set into a mountainous hillside, keeping a low profile and increasing construction and heating efficiency.
The cabin as shown is a true round log stack, but could
easily be constructed using modern framing materials and
sheathed with round log slabs or faux “hand hewn” slabs.
The log post and beams at the entry could also be replaced
with square rough cut timbers at the owner’s request
and depending upon local availability. The roofing material
shown is a corrugated cold rolled steel product which will
rust yet remain watertight. A rusty tin roof is most commonly
found in the old mining camps, although a cedar shingle roof
would also be appropriate.
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