We get a lot of requests from our readers. Sometimes the questions are broad, like what’s the best wood species (only you can truly answer this one); other times it’s wanting to know where to locate a particular piece of furniture or a light fixture. But if we had to name the one thing our readers crave the most, it’s floor plans— especially small home plans.

We’re happy to feed the hunger. Our staff pulled together 10 of our favorite log home plans under 2,500 square feet.

There’s something here for everyone who ever wanted his or her own small slice of log home paradise. Enjoy:

Tuscarora exterior rendering

Tuscarora

Editors’ Commentary:
The home’s open living/dining/kitchen area is sectioned off by a smartly placed L-shaped countertop and staircase, creating the illusion of separate spaces instead of one big room.

Tucked behind the main living areas, a hallway leads to the two bedrooms, which share a full bath. Placing both bedrooms on the first floor is a smart universal design idea for the future, while the upstairs loft is a space that can be used as an in-home office, guest area or sitting room.

Four separate porches provide plenty of space for enjoying the outdoors, while still creating private getaways to relax and take in the views.

By Country Log Cabins.

Square Footage: 1,416

          

 

 

Caroline

Caroline exterior rendering

Editors’ Commentary:
In this plan, the main living areas consist of an open kitchen, great room and outdoor porches and balconies. But, although the main spaces may be limited, plenty of square footage is dedicated to these areas, allowing enough room for family and friends to gather.

The master bathroom is like a private sanctuary, with his-and-hers vanities, a jetted tub and walk-in shower. Also, the sizeable closet comes with built-in shelving and plenty of space to share.

By Gastineau Log Homes

Square Footage: 1,800

           

 

 

Bobcaygeon

Bobcaygeon exterior

Editors’ Commentary:
The stunning entry leads to the home’s open kitchen/dining/living area, complete with a two-sided fireplace, which serves as a beautiful focal point and a heat source for the entire room, while visually separating the spaces without the use of walls.

The master suite adds aesthetic design appeal and adds extra privacy by incorporating a bump-out space for the bathroom. Another unique element is the sunroom, which is surrounded by three walls of windows and French doors.

By Confederation Log Homes.

Square Footage: 2,152

         

 

 

The Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear exterior rendering

Editors’ Commentary:
If unique design packed into a tiny footprint is what you’re looking for, you’re in luck with this plan. The main level’s open floor plan salvages square footage, while architectural elements, like the eating nook bump-out and the wraparound countertop with breakfast bar, keep the space interesting.

A sizeable back porch and second-floor balcony add substantial square footage and living spaces to this modest plan.

By opting for cozy bedrooms with wall closets instead of walk-ins, this home is able to house three bedrooms with plenty of storage and full bathrooms.

By Tennessee Log Homes.

Square Footage: 1,541

         

 

McKay

McKay exterior

Editors’ Commentary:
A beautiful sunroom, complete with a soaring cathedral ceiling, is attached to the first-floor dining room. Just open the French Doors to enjoy meals al fresco style.

The staircase is located flush to the wall so as to not take up any extra space in the great room. This design choice also makes the staircase a noise buffer for the master bedroom, increasing privacy in a universal design-friendly plan.

A 40-foot shed dormer on the back of the house adds visual appeal while protecting the roof and logs below.

By Hochstetler Milling Ltd.

Square Footage: 2,041

         

 

Continue to Small Log Home Plans, Pt. II.