The Budget Conscious Bundle

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A bundled package of the Modern Alpine Cabin, the A-Frame Weekender, and the Modern Cottage

  • 415-600 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2-6 people
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*The cost of a Starter Package can be used to upgrade to a Complete Package.

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Not sure where to start? Most of our customers go for the Starter Package first and upgrade to the Complete Package when they’re ready. The cost of a Starter Package can be used to upgrade to a Complete Package. Email us how

Starter Package

Best for: determining your project’s feasibility

  • What's included
  • What you can do with it

Complete Package

Best for: covering everything you need to build your dwelling

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  • What you can do with it

Smaller spaces with bigger returns

Introducing our Budget Conscious Cabins bundle of economically savvy, compact living solutions: the Modern Alpine Cabinthe A-Frame Weekender, and the Modern Cottage. These designs utilize each square foot, incorporating spacious interiors, innovative architectural elements, and a blend of indoor and outdoor living, delivering modern style with a nod to timeless charm. Despite their smaller footprints, these homes offer storage, adaptable loft spaces, and detailed finishes, ensuring year-round comfort, practicality, and elegance. With our cost-effective bundle, you gain access to comparative pricing information, valuable insights into the permitting process, and thorough land assessments for all three designs - a premium package that maximizes value without compromising on quality.

Design highlights


  415-600 sq ft
  Approx. 18’-21’ (top of foundation to roof peak)
  Sleeps 2-6
 1 Primary bedrooms
Lofted spaces in the Cabin and Cottage
  Full bathroom with shower or soaking tub
  Full kitchen with 4 burner stove
  Laundry closet in Modern Cottage
  Wood or gas stove in Cabin and Cottage
  Mini-split for heat & A/C

How much does it cost to build a cabin?

Everything is designed really well. The lofted ceilings. The oversized doors. All the little details. It is very non-pro user friendly. Hiring an architect can be a nightmare. People tell me they are paying $12-15k for designs. DEN saved me a lot of money.


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

When Den came out with the Barnhouse Plus, it was exactly the design we needed, and it was also unique enough to diversify our build from the other short-term rentals in the area.

Megan Moulton, @tenmileden

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.

Stephen Proctor, @rivendellxpnw

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How much does it cost to build a Den cabin?

We provide budgeting guidance throughout our website on how much it’ll cost to build a DEN, and while these estimates are data driven and some of the most accurate in the industry, they are not price guarantees. The best way to find out the price for your DEN, with your builder, in your location, given current market conditions for materials, is to buy a set of plans and use these to start costing the project with your builder or local lumber yard.

Do you offer customizations on DEN building plans?

At this time, our customizations pipeline is currently full, and we aren't taking any new requests until further notice. If you are looking to customize your DEN design, we recommend that you reach out to a local engineer or architect who can revise your plans for you.

If you aren’t in a rush with your DEN build and would like to be put on the waitlist, please fill out this form. We'll reach out to you once the queue opens back up.

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Do DEN building plans come with a list of materials needed?

Yes, DEN provides a Materials and Labor Worksheet with our Complete Package. 

Also known as a "Quantity Take-off" , the worksheet is an editable spreadsheet that can be used to total your project budget and assist you in the procurement phase of the project.  You will use this spreadsheet together with your drawings to get a complete quote from your lumber yard.

The worksheet includes time estimates for major labor tasks so all you need to do is input local labor rates and material pricing and your worksheet will automatically create a total budget. 

What type of license do the Den building plans grant me?

Want to know which licensing category you fall into? Check out this quick guide.

Den building plans provide a non-transferable license to the purchaser to build one, single cabin depicted in the plans in a residential context. What this means is that one plan purchase allows you to build one cabin of this type. If you’d like to build two of this same cabin, you will need to purchase two licenses. This license supports residential implementations for use with short term rentals, however, this standard license does not extend to commercial entities like hotels or real estate developers.

For licensing fees related to real estate developments and hospitality implementations please contact

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