Little Cabin in France

Christian La Grange an architect in France sent me to his site, which has some real neat cabin designs as you can see in the pictures here.

Unfortunately Christian does not speak english so I have asked our readers for a translation. Thank you Herb for stepping up and helping me here with the translation.

Little Cabin

«Presentation»

We are more and more confronted with the prohibitive cost of housing. Faced with this dilemma we propose to you a new path.

The path is achieved by cutting back and living in a small cabin.

Living is a reduced space allows the chance to cultivate the essentials and to adopt the life attitude of voluntary simplicity.

There is nothing to stop you from thinking of other uses for the space other than that of living.

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

To reduce costs and take control of your life we advise self construction rather than depending on specialists.

What we offer in this site are small cabin plans that you can purchase.

The construction technique is wood frame but you are free to use the materials and techniques of your choice.

Included with the plans is a self study list of books and internet sites.«Presentation»

We are more and more confronted with the prohibitive cost of housing. Faced with this dilemma we propose to you a new path.

The path is achieved by cutting back and living in a small cabin.

Living is a reduced space allows the chance to cultivate the essentials and to adopt the life attitude of voluntary simplicity.

There is nothing to stop you from thinking of other uses for the space other than that of living.

To reduce costs and take control of your life we advise self construction rather than depending on specialists.

What we offer in this site are small cabin plans that you can purchase.

The construction technique is wood frame but you are free to use the materials and techniques of your choice.

Included with the plans is a self study list of books and internet sites.

Christian’s site is located at http://www.alternativecabanon.be/

«Cabanons»

If you are a handyman this may titillate you into dreaming about an alternate life do not hesitate to call Christian La Grange. He will propose to you a series of sketch plans to the end of constructing a small cabin of your desire.

Do not hesitate to call Christian La Grange. He will produce a series of sketch plans for the construction of the small cabin of your desires.

The sketch plans will compose of:
Floor plan and a transverse section
Frontal elevation
Explanation of techniques
Reference books and inter net sites
Materials list

Although there is no specific support Christian La Grange can provide limited advice and answer questions via email.

If none of the cabins shown are to your liking we can do a custom study for 300 euros or 30 euros an hour.

Under Construction

Under Construction

The plans themselves are self explanatory. The names are kind of fun and below are my translations:

The little Hermitage
Forrester’s shelter
Fisherman’s cabin
Writer’s hovel
«La Cahute de l’Écrivan» is straw bail construction with an outdoor toilet.
Shepherds cabin
Weekend shelter
Love nest

«Livres»

There are two books for sale but if you do not read French there is probably not much value in knowing more about this page.

Entry and Exterior

View and Exterior

Interior Pictures

Interior Pictures

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Nicholas - January 4, 2009 Reply

A small house site without Le Corbusier’s Le Cabanon is nearly a crime!

http://www.c20society.org.uk/docs/building/cabanon.html

Herb McLeod - January 4, 2009 Reply

Below is my quick and dirty translation of the site above. If you do not like my translation please feel free to correct me as I am the guy who quit studying French midway through high school. I am certainly not a linguist!

«Presentation»

We are more and more confronted with the prohibitive cost of housing. Faced with this dilemma we propose to you a new path.

The path is achieved by cutting back and living in a small cabin.

Living is a reduced space allows the chance to cultivate the essentials and to adopt the life attitude of voluntary simplicity.

There is nothing to stop you from thinking of other uses for the space other than that of living.

To reduce costs and take control of your life we advise self construction rather than depending on specialists.

What we offer in this site are small cabin plans that you can purchase.

The construction technique is wood frame but you are free to use the materials and techniques of your choice.

Included with the plans is a self study list of books and internet sites.

«Cabanons»

If you are a handyman this may titillate you into dreaming about an alternate life do not hesitate to call Christian La Grange. He will propose to you a series of sketch plans to the end of constructing a small cabin of your desire.

Do not hesitate to call Christian La Grange. He will produce a series of sketch plans for the construction of the small cabin of your desires.

The sketch plans will compose of:
Floor plan and a transverse section
Frontal elevation
Explanation of techniques
Reference books and inter net sites
Materials list

Although there is no specific support Christian La Grange can provide limited advice and answer questions via email.

If none of the cabins shown are to your liking we can do a custom study for 300 euros or 30 euros an hour.

The plans themselves are self explanatory. The names are kind of fun and below are my translations:

The little Hermitage
Forrester’s shelter
Fisherman’s cabin
Writer’s hovel
«La Cahute de l’Écrivan» is straw bail construction with an outdoor toilet.
Shepherds cabin
Weekend shelter
Love nest

«Livres»

There are two books for sale but if you do not read French there is probably not much value in knowing more about this page.

    Kent - January 4, 2009 Reply

    Thank you Herb! I really appreciate this. I’ll move some of the info above so others can read it as well.

heri - January 4, 2009 Reply

Herb McLeod’s translation is very good. I was about to translate, but he did the job well

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Tom Gray - September 4, 2010 Reply

I would love to have the full size drawing so My wife and I could build it. we have a piece of property in southern Colorado and it would be both a good get away cabin and shepards cabin when we get sheep and goats on our homestead.

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