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Cozy Timber Frame Houses

The idea of a cozy timber frame home is relative, and there’s a fine line between comfortable and claustrophobic in small houses. Fortunately, that’s why we’re here. 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.

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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.
Tour this 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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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 Retreat in the Mountains
At 1,659 square feet, this mountain retreat proves that great things really do come in small packages.
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Timber Home Living Goes Tiny
The beauty of a timber home squeezed into 400 square feet.
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A Healthy Timber Frame Farmhouse
An eco-responsible Virginia timber frame home that’s good for the mind, body and soul.
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Storybook Style: A Magical Timber Home
A Michigan couple breathes life — and an unusual purpose — into a fairytale-themed cottage.
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Colorado Craftsman: Classic Timber Home
One couple builds a timber home with a nod to classic American style.
A Small Timber Home Built for Two
A Small Timber Home Built for Two
One lucky couple hits the jackpot with a well-designed timber home that’s just right for two.
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A Small Timber Home Lives Large
A soon-to-be retired couple builds a small timber home that lives large in North Carolina.