The Gifford is the design of Jay Shafer's own house. It's a stunning 7’ x 16’ structure squarely rooted in the American Craftsman Style. It has been beefed up where beefing up was necessary for a sense of mass and fortification, and it has been pared down everywhere else. It has a standing seam, metal roof, cedar board-and batten siding and a tiny integral porch that’s good for staying dry as you perch or fumble for your keys. The interior is all knotty pine. The cathedral ceiling is 9’ 8” tall at the peak.
Ironically, this little thing was inspired by the sizable Great Lodges of North America. When you enter it, you enter into a relatively narrow space that opens into a relatively huge space with a cathedral ceiling to increase the sense of mass and fortification.
The bathroom’s interior is 21” W x 53” L; the great room’s 96” x 75”; the kitchen’s 53” x 46” and the sleeping loft’s just 75” W x 91 ¾” x 33” H. Two skylights over the pillows make it feel much bigger. There’s a 20 ½ “ x 57” desk/dining table, a stainless steel fireplace by Dickinson Marine and a couple of puffy chairs for entertaining.
A Special Bonus
The Furnished House Plan includes a full set of Compact Furnishing plans. You'll have access to the blueprints for building all of the DIY furnishings and room components that fit into this beautiful house, as shown in the floor plan.
* Gifford on wheels measures 13'-4" tall, when built on the 22" high deck of a standard car hauler trailer.
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Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Floor Plan - Other Floor Plan
Exterior Wall Framing
Economical To Build
Suited For Vacation Home
Almost perfect but not quite right? We offer in-house plan modification services to help you personalize any of our home plans to fit your lifestyle. Popular modifications include enlarging the kitchen, raising ceiling heights, expanding the master bath, increasing the number of windows, widening the porch, or adding a deck.