No. 8 - Borealis Writer's Cottage

The Borealis is a 12'x12' writer's cabin designed to be used all seasons. It features a Sun-Mar composting toilet system, small kitchen with cabinets, counter space and sink. There's room for books, a folding writer's desk that doubles as an eating area, a small sofa, and a freestanding wood stove. 

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  • Bedrooms: Loft
  • Bathrooms: Water-closet (sized for a Sun-Mar composting toilet, opt.).
  • Ceiling height: 8'-0" below loft, cathedral over nook.
  • Overall dimensions including porch:  12' wide x 12' long
  • Foundation type: Post & Pier
  • Includes anthropomorphic snow sculpture plan
  • Print size: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • Immediate PDF download with license to build


Renderings are approximate and are not literal representations of the designs. Designs are subject to change without notice.