Over a year ago I drew a design for a 12×24 Cabin but never finished the plans. I was suffering from a sort of writer’s block. No form of therapy seemed to work to help me break free – not even reading Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. Inspiring book – but other people’s answers rarely work for me.
Back when I was a potter I had trouble finishing work too. I guess I just liked the time on the wheel when the clay was wet. Once the pots were ready to glaze I often lost interest unless the firing process involved a lot of direct involvement like pit firing or raku. I guess you could say the same thing is true of this design – once the drawing was close to an end I lost interest.
What finally worked – to break the creative block – was to simply let go. I know most folks reading this probably don’t give a rat’s behind about my creative process but I do and this is my blog… so consider slogging through this little prologue the price to pay to get to the free download. The PDF is 14MB so wait for the download to complete before trying to open. Enjoy!
- 12×24 Homesteader’s Cabin – Free Plans (.pdf)
- 12×24 Homesteader’s Cabin – Free Plans (.pdfx-3) (alternate pdf file type if first PDF link doesn’t work)
- 12×24 Homesteader’s Cabin – Google Sketchup (.skp)
You’ll need a free copy of Google SketchUp to open the SketchUp file. I built the plans using Google LayOut which comes with Google SketchUp Pro. If you build it I’d love to see photos. Thanks!