Owen Geiger, designer

South Elevation
South Elevation

Designed for the mountains, this vacation home has a large window wall and deck facing the mountain view. The master bedroom bedroom is on the upper floor. 672 sq. ft. interior plus 135 sq. ft. upper floor (807 sq. ft. total), 2 bedroom, 1 bath; footprint: 27′ x 31′

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

The Plans for Sale

These plans are available as digital PDF files or AutoCAD files and are offered by Dr. Owen Geiger as complete and ready to build from. They include necessary elevations, floorplans, cross section details, and other significant construction details; they don’t show every view, every detail — just enough to build. They do not include electrical and plumbing details. The section views explain how everything goes together and should answer your questions about materials. The plans are scaled and dimensioned.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to find out special requirements, such as what alternative building is allowed in your county or what you have to do to get houses permitted. Are there special requirements for foundations, etc.? Do they require an engineer or architect to stamp the plans? It might be a good idea to know these things before ordering plans.

The AutoCAD version is the same as the PDF version, just in a format that can be read by AutoCAD software or other software that reads .dwg files. We recommend buying the AutoCAD version if you plan to have a professional architect or engineer read or make changes to the plan. This may be necessary in some jurisdictions that require state-licensed architects or engineers to stamp plans before they will be acceptable. Or if you want another professional to make some custom changes to Owen’s stock plans, then AutoCAD version may be the way to¬† go. If you would like both the PDF and the AutoCAD versions, then just indicate this when you purchase the AutoCAD version and they both will be sent for the price of the AutoCAD file.

This plan is offered with a free copy of Owen’s popular Earthbag Building Guide e-book.

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AutoCAD files

4 thoughts on “Chalet”

  1. Let’s say i’m low income (only $9k a year) and have a developmental\intellectual disability so i’m still living in my parents house, Could i build a small earthbag home that would help me live on my own in that situation?

    • Earthbag building can be quite simple and cheap, depending on the design, but it does require general building skills.

  2. Dear All,

    We are looking for a complete prefab green homes for small families in Philippines.
    House can be used as temperarely houses, holiday houses or normal house for families.

    Maybe you know a factory wich can deliver this houses in a container with easy building plan

    Loooking forwards to hear from you

    Willem Lensselink

    • Look for prefab bamboo houses. I’ve heard of at least one company that sells them. Each wall can be pre-built in a shop, stacked flat on a truck and erected on site very quickly.


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