54 Exterior Cabin A Frame Roofline Design Photos And Ideas

Originally built in 1974 as a kit home, the A-Frame was constructed with cedar siding and metal roofing. The house faces east toward the water.
After: As part of the redesign, the exterior of the cabin was painted black.
The chiflonera leads to the entrance of the cabin.
Silvertop Ash shiplap siding clads the facade.
“The cabin is elevated from the ground, and has slopes on the terraces and two floors. The slopes blends with the natural terrain and help reduce costs in foundations. The roof also has a steep slope to protect it from snowfall in the winter,” explains Lagos.
The Nolla Cabin was primarily built from Kerto LVL, a lightweight and durable Finnish plywood. It was then fastened together with screws.
The Wallas stove, seen next to the entrance, runs on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The Fiskars kettle that sits atop the stove was crafted from at least 70 percent recycled content that includes old kettles and pans.
Mirror panels cover one side of the roof to reflect heat and prevent the cabin from overheating.
Nolla Cabin can be accessed via a 20-minute boat ride from the Helsinki market square.
The cabin's "paws" elevate the structure, making it easy to transport and assemble. This also helps to not leave a trace on the landscape.
Black steel covers the steeply pitched roof, while the exterior walls are wrapped in charred cedar.
The architects say that the mirrored finish hasn't caused any problems with the local wildlife.
A view of the cabin from the frozen lake. Here, the existing property can be seen to the right of the cabin.
Lightweight corrugated zinc roof sheeting clads the exterior.
David Ferguson of Kimo Estate took construction into his own hands in a two-person owner-builder team.
The glazed door and other openings allow guests to enjoy sunset views from bed.
The A-frame structure is elevated on pad footings.
Stargazing is easy thanks to the lack of light pollution.
JR's Hut is an off-grid glamping destination near Gundagai, NSW.
“I didn’t want the kind of manicured garden that would mean I’d have to come out on weekends and mow the lawn,” says Jean-Baptiste Barache of the country home he built, mostly by himself, over a year and a half.
Lushna's dwellings are available in Europe and the U.S., though for customers in the latter, prices can vary based on shipping costs and taxes. The baseline price of Villa Massive, seen here, is approximately $9,375. The canvas-lined Villa Air's is $4,453. To see Lushna's full range of products, visit their website here!
Adding 290 square feet to this already small (just 566 square feet) black A-frame in Brecht, Belgium, was all the local building ordinances allowed, but the architects at dmvA found that a single wing extended out to the side gave resident Rini van Beek all the storage and living space that she needs.
A-Frame Entrance and Facade
A-Frame Haus in Herber City, Utah.
A-Frame Haus in Herber City, Utah
Professional backcountry snowboarders Zach and Cindi Lou Grant modernized a run-down A-frame cabin outside of Park City, Utah, to help them access untracked powder and follow their dreams.
Grant yourself the ultimate escape to the Grand Canyon State with this stunning 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Flagstaff vacation rental cabin, which sleeps 10 guests comfortably. Chock-full of amenities and situated in a private scenic landscape.
A cozy pet friendly A-frame nestled in the Jay Range with view of Whiteface Mountain. The home features a living room, fireplace, loft bedroom and fully equipped kitchen. With endless activities to choose from, we are located just 10 minutes from Whiteface Mountain and 20 minutes from Lake Placid.
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Perfectly located between Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead, take in the gorgeous views from the big back deck. This charming and private A-Frame cabin is the ideal escape.
This A-frame is settled in the private cabin community of Timber Lane Village just minutes from Steven's Pass ski resort and some of the best hiking spots in the central cascades.
The Jack Sparrow by Outlandish Holidays is located at Falmouth Bay, perhaps explaining the etymology of its name. Bring your own rum.
A small, rustic, hand-built cabin deep in the Northern California woods. Part of a remote, off-grid
This modern A-frame is in a beautiful remote location in the Sierra National Forest, California at an elevation of 7000 feet. Fourteen miles above Bass Lake on the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, this property is surrounded by amazing meadows, secret swimming holes, and miles and miles of undiscovered hiking trails. Your own private Yosemite without the crowds.
Enjoy peace, quiet, and beautiful views in Cazadero. Your own little triangle situated in the midst of the mighty redwoods (and only 45 minutes away from San Francisco). Light a fire, grab a book, and snuggle up in that inviting nook of a bedroom. For each rental, $50 is donated to Raphael House, a San Francisco organization whose goal is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence.
Originally, glass doors opened to the deck, but after years of gusty winds, it was decided that a side entrance, protected by a sliding steel door, would be the preferred entrance.
Bullock’s projects include the master plan for the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles’s Camp Lakota, in Frazier Park, California, completed in 2016.
Van Beek’s extra space is home to her office. She works on a Tense table by Piergiorgio and Michele Cazzaniga and Flow chairs by Jean Marie Massaud, both for MDF Italia.
In a modern wooden A-frame retreat in the Normandy region of France, architect Jean-Baptist Barache designed a home that is both casual and elegant, low-key and suprising. A large, central window on one of the end gables of the house is accompanied by a scattering of smaller, square
A series of horizontal window panes on the rear facade serves as vanes for ventilation and adds a craftsmanlike design come nightfall, when the house is 

lit up by the flicker of candlelight and gas lamps.
Updating the A-frame of yore, this home’s liberal use of windows makes the most of panoramic views spanning two valleys. Catalonia, Spain. Cadaval & Sola-Morales from the book Rock the Shack, Copyright Gestalten 2013.
Every year Marlboro College, which is located in rural Vermont, hosts the Marlboro Music Festival in which 80 of the most prominent classical musicians join together and work to hone their craft. For seven weeks, they work, live, and rehearse together and also host select public performances. Since its inception in 1951, the program has steadily welcomed more people to participate, outgrowing its accommodations. Enter architects Joan Soranno and John Cook of HGA who developed five site-specific cabins that tread lightly on the land and respect the festival's roots. Soranno and Cook created deceptively simple-looking structures that update the regional vernacular. 

"In Marlboro, you get a different way of not only looking at the world, but also looking at life," stated Mitsuko Uchida, the festival's current artistic director, in a release. "If you spend weeks together, day in and day out, eating meals together, chatting and sitting around, you begin to get the basic outline of what it means to be a musician. Ultimately Marlboro is about the concept of time. We have time to rehearse and time simply to think."
A bright-yellow “R” sign, from a truck that used to deliver furniture from Jens Risom Design, sets off the southern facade. When Jens designed the house, he stipulated that he wanted cedar shingles, not the asphalt ones that came with the original design from the catalog.
On the north-facing facade, it’s easy to discern where the original glass doors used to open directly to the deck. In spring of 2012, Block Island contractor John Spier replaced the entire wall of glass panels.
Mid-century designer Jens Risom's A-framed prefab family retreat, located on the northern portion of Block island, is bordered by a low stone wall, an aesthetic element that appears throughout the land.

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.