FULL CABIN COST BREAKDOWN! Modern A-Frame (DEN Outdoors A-Frame House)

In this video, Den Outdoor’s customer Nicolas Potts (Pottsy) discusses some of the key costs involved in building his beautiful Den Outdoors A-Frame House.

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Follow along on this full cabin cost breakdown video as Pottsy mentions expenses ranging from land to glass, heating and cooling, his roof, and more.

To see more of the layout and design of this build, check out the recent full video tour we released from this same cabin:


Detailed Cost Breakdown:

Land: $65,000
All Glass for Windows/Doors: $20,000
Heating & Cooling: $18,500
Furnishings: $15,000
Stonework: $14,000
Roof: $14,000
Deck: $10,000
Appliances: $8,500
Tempered Glass: $6,000
Automated Blinds: $850

*The additional budget not specifically mentioned accounts for materials costs, labor, tools, and other miscellaneous items*

Total Build Cost: ~$500,000
Cost per Square Foot: ~$500/sqft

**Yes, we know, this is expensive! We’re all about transparency and we wanted to cover this build because it’s beautiful. Look out for another cost breakdown video with a much lower cost per sqft. We still stand by our quote of $223.50/sqft as the national average! The Catskills is an expensive building region**

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Video Outline:

0:00 Intro
0:20 Meet The Owner
1:28 Land
2:05 Stonework
2:42 Deck
3:00 Roof
3:15 Heating & Cooling
3:32 Glass & Windows
5:03 Kitchen & Appliances
5:47 Furnishings
6:36 Tempered Glass
7:31 Blinds
8:13 Total Cost & Summary
8:50 Outro

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How To Analyze a Land Parcel To Build On:

1,500sqft A-Frame Build DIY Construction Update:

Tiny A-Frame Cabin Tour:

Building An Off-Grid Cabin:

400sqft Ultra-Modern Cabin Build Update:

How To Find a Builder:

Modern Tiny House Interior Tour:

3 Bedroom Barnhouse Design Blueprints:

How To Finance Your Cabin Build:

How To List Your Cabin on Airbnb:


Step by Step Guide To Build:

How To Find Land:

How To Find a Builder:

How To Finance Your Build:

Why You Should Build an A-Frame:

How To Choose The Right Plans:

How To Start a Rental Property:

The Pros and Cons of Prefab House Kits:

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  1. If you got all those appliances for $8500 idk what to say, because that is one hell of a deal. Idk much about the fisher and paykel, but a sub zero fridge will alone cost you over 10k for a full size 36 inch wide model.

  2. Thank you for sharing the costs. Helped me to understand the wide gap between the working professional and the rich. Most Americans could never afford this build or the final product. Time to rethink our economics of this country. But, nice video and thank you for sharing.

  3. Hello! I'm curious how you went about financing the construction?

    The reason I ask this is that I'm a young ambitious yet niave architectural designer looking to build my dream home.

    I've been living in unconventional homes my whole life (warehouses) and dreamt of building my own urban barndominuim. The area is up in Ohio so insulation is a big concern for a nearly fully metal building around 2,000 sq ft.

    Besides buying the land, how should one start looking at options or information regarding funding?

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