Essential Guest House
Essential Guest House
Essential Guest House
Essential Guest House
Essential Guest House
Essential Guest House
Essential Guest House
Essential Guest House
Essential Guest House
Essential Guest House

Essential Guest House

Regular price $199.00

A Modern Companion Cabin

The DEN Essential Series is a collection of homes designed for simplicity. The Essential Guest House is the perfect companion building to complete your compound, or to start a hospitality property with. Easily connected to other buildings via a beautiful boardwalk or covered breezeway, the Essential Guest House is 

intentionally designed to sit separately from a primary dwelling. Provide guests the space to connect, relax, and develop their own relationship to the natural world. They layout includes two bedrooms with separate entrances and a central living space with a shared bathroom and kitchenette. 


550 sq ft. (28' Length x 20' Width)
  Approx. 15' (top of foundation to roof peak)
  Sleep 4 to 6
 2 bedrooms
1 shared bathroom
  Shared kitchenette with 24" cabinets
  Floor to ceiling windows
  Laundry compatible
  Wood or gas stove
  Mini-split for heat & A/C

The Complete Plan Comes With

So you're wondering which design package to purchase to enable your process to building a Den?

Click here to read a helpful guide that explains how it all works, and works together.

If you've ever asked...

  • Can I customize or modify my Den design?
  • How will I ensure that my build is compliant to local code (seismic, wind, snow loads, insulation requirements)?
  • Are CAD files available to give to my engineer or architect?
  • Then the Complete Package is for you!

The Complete Package contains:

  • Highly detailed 3D Model in SketchUp format
  • 3D Model contains furniture, kitchen, and bathroom objects
  • Floorplans and elevations in AutoCAD format

What the Complete Package is good for:

  • Customizing your Den design
  • Modifying your Den design to ensure local code compliance
  • Saving money when collaborating with an engineer or architect (It's way less expensive than redrawing all the details from scratch)
  • Exploring your own interior design and furniture selections

We offer customizations for all customers who purchase a Complete package, for an additional project fee.

To request a custom project quote email us at


    Going the route of a tradition build using plans from Den has proven to be the simplest & most affordable approach, as well as the easiest to get permitted.


    The final result is nothing less than stunning. The design is sleek, nestled into the back hillside in a way that is both formidable but also understated.

    Julia Sherman, @saladforpresident

    We've made it easy to build a cabin

    Buy the plans

    In order to begin building your Den cabin in nature, you need to start with a set of plans. You can't unlock the rest of the process without them.

    Get them approved

    Take your plans to your local building department to ensure your build is compliant with all local regulations, and get your plans approved.

    Plan your build

    Need to find a contractor, or want to wrap your head around how you'll frame the wall of the cabin? Our detailed plans precisely inform all these conversations.

    Compare Packages

    Not ready for the Complete Package yet?
    Go for the Starter and we’ll discount the amount of your original purchase if you upgrade later. Email us how.


    Starter Package
    Most Popular
    Complete Package
    License to Build
    Lifetime Version Updates
    PDF Plans (Printable)
    CAD (Editable)
    3D Model
    Builder Bid Worksheets
    Kitchen & Bathroom Details
    Window & Door Schedule
    Roof & Floor Framing
    Structural Details
    Mech., Electrical, Plumbing
    Materials & Labor Worksheet

    How much does it cost to build a cabin?

    Use our complimentary build cost calculator below to determine the right size build for you