Sketchup is some awesome sauce! It's free and you don't have to build it all (or any of it) yourself because others, myself included, have already built and graciously share many "components" free for your use. I've used it see how how I might finish out the interior of a cabin like this.
Interior Finished and Furnished Video
|12x24 Lofted Barn Cabin|
|Standard 4' porch and railing. Optional 8' wall height.|
|Double lofts. The rear (sleeping) loft has been lowered for more headroom, but is still too low to stand up in.|
|With a wood-burning stove.|
|Um yeah.... that's a 47" LG tv just like mine! I found it in the 3D Warehouse.|
I tried to fit a rocket stove and thermal mass bench heater in a cabin this size. I've added a couple of photos below of basically how they work. I'm not sure it's right for a cabin this small, still I love the idea and toying around with it.
More Rocket Thermal Mass Heaters
A rocket stove built properly will exhaust little more than CO2 and water vapor!
|The SketchUp program even let's me arrange some of the beautiful paintings my father did before he died...|
|A Thermal Mass Seating Bench basically works like battery. It collects and stores heat within it's mass - rock, sand, concrete, etc, to be slowly released long after the fire goes out.|
|With the bench seat hidden you can see the stovepipe travels thru the thermal mass which collects and stores the heat, releasing it slowly back into the room for hours, with larger one's DAYS.|
|Kindling (it uses very little wood) is fed into the small wood-feed. Rocket stoves burn very hot, consuming all the wood, ash, soot and smoke is burned, making them very clean and efficient.|
12x24 Lofted Barn Cabin SketchUp Model