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Cozy Timber Frame Houses

A cozy timber home is the perfect option for those looking to downsize for retirement, save money on utilities, or own a low-maintenance second house. Only you can decide how much house you need, but once you’ve got the square footage figured out, sit back and explore some great ways to make your cozy timber house feel like home.

Tiny Timber Cottage in Colorado
This Timber Cottage in Colorado is Just 450 Square Feet
A Colorado couple borrows ideas from the past to create character and authenticity in their new mountain cottage.
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This Washington Timber Home Is a Mountain Cottage Masterpiece
A West Coast couple discovers that less really is more, especially when it comes to building a comfortably sized timber frame h...
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A Renovated Barn House with Modern Details
An exquisite timber barn renovation wows a New York City couple, who make it their Upstate getaway.
A European-Inspired Oregon Retreat
A European-Inspired Oregon Retreat
Inspired by the manors of western Europe, an Oregon custom-home builder creates a masterpiece of his own.
The Montana Home With a Vintage Flair
The Montana Home With a Vintage Flair
A California couple goes back in time to create their chalet-inspired Montana timber home.
An Arts and Crafts Cottage
An Arts and Crafts Cottage
Architect David Gauld captures the tenets of this early 20th-century style in the design of a serene lakeside cottage.
A Cozy Timber-Frame Cabin in the Rockies
A Cozy Timber-Frame Cabin in the Rockies
Recycling salvaged materials yields a small Rocky Mountain homestead that fits naturally into its majestic landscape.
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The Great Timber-Frame Adventure
A homeowner's tale of a house built in five phases by a couple who overcame their fear of doing it all themselves.
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A Blue Ridge Mountains Timber Frame
A Florida artist's journey of discovery leads unexpectedly to a timber-frame home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
An Ohio Timber-Frame Retirement Retreat
Tour this Ohio Timber-Frame Retirement Retreat
With one-part luck and one-part planning, a small-town Ohio couple brings a welcoming and peaceful perspective to their retirem...
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A Naturally Energy-Efficient Jewel
A homeowner tells of building his own straw-bale, post-and-beam home.
A Log and Timber Home Hybrid Mixes Old with New
A Log and Timber Home Hybrid Mixes Old with New
Preserving decades of memories in an existing cottage — as well as making new ones — was a top priority for this log and timber...
A Canadian Lakeside Timber Frame
A Canadian Lakeside Timber Frame
A cherished lakeside lot that was the site of many long-held memories now serves as a fresh start for a Canadian family and the...
The Post-and-Beam Home on a Small Lakefront Lot
The Post-and-Beam Home on a Small Lakefront Lot
One designer uses a simple, staggered cabin plan on a challenging triangular lakefront lot.
The Georgia Guest Cabin with Great Space-Saving Solutions
The Georgia Guest Cabin with Great Space-Saving Solutions
Modern design paired with space-saving solutions creates a winning combination in this Georgia guest cabin.
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A Timber Home Haven in a Hayfield
A little house on a hill reveals the true beauty of “less is more.” This timber home haven is an airy, minimalist retreat.
Anatomy of a Small (and Smart) Home
Anatomy of a Small (and Smart) Timber Frame Home
At just over 2,000 square feet, this Colorado home showcases space planning at its finest.
A Simple Timber Frame Retreat in the Mountains
A Simple Timber Frame Mountain Retreat in New Hampshire
At just 1,659 square feet, this timber frame mountain retreat proves that great things really do come in small packages. This m...
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Timber Home Living Goes Tiny
The beauty of a timber home squeezed into 400 square feet.
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Storybook Style: A Magical Timber Home
A Michigan couple breathes life — and an unusual purpose — into a fairytale-themed cottage.