Mountain house plans (sometimes called "rustic house plans" or "rustic plans for houses") work perfectly as vacation getaways or year-round living. In this collection you’ll discover cozy cottages, log cabins, sleek a-frame designs, and more, in a variety of sizes—from under 1,000 square feet, like blueprint 23-2603, to over 5,000 square feet, like open floor plan 132-561. Please note that while each rustic house plan below has the potential to work beautifully in a mountainous setting, some locations may require specific engineering and/or local code adoptions. Be sure to check with your contractor or local building authority to see what is required for your area.
The most common features you’ll see in the below collection is a higher than average amount of outdoor living space, as well as the use of natural, rugged building materials. Take open floor plan 1042-12, for instance, and note the large windows, deck, and covered porch. Also note duplex house plan 17-2564. Owning a duplex could be especially helpful from a financial perspective if the mountain home plan you’re planning to build will be used as a secondary home/vacation retreat. Just think—if you rented one or both units out for six, eight, or ten months of the year, you might be able to cover the monthly mortgage cost--or, perhaps, even make a profit.
Since mountainous terrain is often hilly, some of the rustic home plans in the collection below feature a walkout basement. Why? Because a walkout basement house plan maximizes a sloping lot’s potential by affording an additional level of both indoor and outdoor living space. Take rustic floor plan 929-937, for instance, and imagine grilling on the lower level porch on a warm spring afternoon while the kids and/or guests played games in the adjacent rec room.