Field Guide : Built In Nature - Den
Field Guide : Built In Nature
Field Guide : Built In Nature - Den
Field Guide : Built In Nature - Den
Field Guide : Built In Nature - Den
Field Guide : Built In Nature - Den
Field Guide : Built In Nature - Den
Field Guide : Built In Nature - Den
Field Guide : Built In Nature - Den

Field Guide : Built In Nature

Regular price $19.99

An Ideas Book for Cabin Enthusiasts and the DIY Curious

This is the definitive field guide that will get you ready to build your den.

Michael Romanowicz is a cabin enthusiast, DIY builder, and the Founder of Den.  An ultimatum from his wife spawned not only the completion of his first cabin, but also the conception of Den, and now this book. 

Its simple premise is to offer easy-to-follow exercises to help the reader conceptualize their future in nature, alongside one family's real-life experience.

Michael and his family realized a dream to live closer to nature and turned that dream into a reality inside of a tight budget, short timeline, and a strong desire for stunning architecture and high style.

The pages of this book contain his DIY process documented and converted into a light-hearted and action-oriented guide to help you do the same. 

"I got this book and couldn’t put it down. Whether you’re dreaming, building, or living in your cabin, this book is a great tool for any point in the process. I’m looking forward to the day this book will be a coffee table piece and conversation starter in my very own Den" - Brent J.

This E-Book Features

  76 pages of actionable content and photos
  Fun & interactive exercises

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

    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.

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    Go for the Starter and we’ll discount the amount of your original purchase if you upgrade later. Email us how.


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    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?

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    Start with the right set of plans

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