Why Dream Designs? Over and over the phrase we hear most often as people marvel at these amazing historic structures turned into homes is “this is my dream home.” Well, now your DREAM home can become YOUR home. All of our original custom designed floor plans are based on authentic 1800s log cabin structures we have recovered and restored over the years. Historic exteriors are blended with modern interior floor plans to create homes that will serve us for today and tomorrow, with all of the modern amenities needed for living today. Select your favorite plan from our Dream Design series and you have the option of purchasing the plan and the “Cabin Kit” and have Mark Bowe and the crew of DIY Netowrk’s Barnwood Builders assemble your cabin frame on your site. All logs and timbers are authentic reclaimed materials, boasting a time worn patina that is perfect for these custom builds.
The smallest of our cabin design plans, The Getaway is based off of a single pen 16’ by 22’ log cabin and includes a large frame addition off the. Soaring ceilings in the family room and a comfy loft area overlooking the giant 2 story fireplace give you the feeling that you are in a much grander space. As designed here, a cozy kitchenette and breakfast area are tucked under the loft and a gorgeous master bedroom suite shares the fireplace wall. French doors from the master bedroom open onto the huge covered front porch. If you need sleeping space for a few more, we also have options for this cabin with 2 bedrooms with a full eat-in kitchen and a three quarter wrap around porch.
The Three Season Cabin
An awesome compact cabin based on a single pen 16’ by 22’ single pen log structure, The Three Season Cabin was designed for big living in a compact space. A full 2-story plan with 2 bedrooms and one bath, this house features a frame addition off of the back that allows space for stairs, a kitchen and an upstairs bathroom. The full wrap around porch allows for indoor/outdoor living in most climates for three-fourths of the year.
Step inside the front door of Hurricane Creek Cabin and you're greeted by a cozy living room complete with a fireplace and back door to a screened porch that extends your living space all the way to the back yard. This 20’ by 30’ log structure is flexible enough to allow multiple options for family or guesthouse living with 1, 2 or 3-bedroom options available.
The Beam House
Originally designed and built from salvaged barn beams, The Beam House plan is based on an authentic 20’ by 30’ cabin design and can be built from true hewn logs or barn beams. With 1, 2 or 3-bedroom options for The Beam house, this is one of our most versatile plans. Timber frame accents inside reflect back to the beams’ previous history in a barn. The layout of this plan allows for spacious living with any of the bedroom options.
This awesome home joins together two of our favorite structures—a dogtrot log cabin and a barn timber frame. The 17’ by 22’ dogtrot pens are separated with a spacious 20’ by 26’ timber frame great room area. As displayed here, it’s a perfect 2-bedroom, 1-bath getaway, but this plan can be easily adapted for larger living with the addition of a second story, giving you options for up to 5 bedrooms. Also available is an option for a large master suite in one pen with an open loft overlooking the great room.
With the ever-growing popularity of barns and timber frames as the venue for elegant weddings and wonderful celebrations, we think that everyone should have their own timber frame pavilion. Based on an original 1800s 30’ by 60’ timber frame barn, our Party Barn plan has ample room for an outdoor living room complete with giant fireplace, a dance floor, and even room to host your own band party. With options for a log cabin structure inside the timber frame to house bathrooms and recreation space, the possibilities for fun are endless.