How to Choose a Vacation Home

Get your own slice of paradise with one of our vacation homes! Everybody deserves some time off and a bit of relaxation. And perfect for lots of all shapes and sizes, and for climates from cold to warm, these vacation-ready plans are great for making tons of memories! Not sure where to start? We’ll show you how to choose a vacation home that is right for you.

A lot of these designs can fulfill your dream of having a home away from home without breaking the bank. Take a look through the small cabin floor plans that we offer to see what suits you. You can also explore our beach and lakefront homes for a mix of sizes and styles made for water views. You’ll find literal tiny homes of a few hundred square feet to plans with enough bedrooms and bathrooms for a large extended family to share! You may be surprised at just how many options are out there.

Choosing a Plan to Fit Your Lot

Many people worry about finding a lot, which definitely affects how to choose a vacation home. Vacation destinations often have oddly shaped or limited lots. Don’t let this dissuade you―whether you want a beach retreat or a mountain oasis, these homes are adaptable and ready for anything!

Property at in-demand vacation spots is usually scarce and expensive. By choosing a smaller plan, a world of more affordable possibilities opens up. Knowing how to choose a vacation home for your dream location starts with being flexible. Embrace a lot that other people shy away from to reap the benefits of the location at a better price!

Small Cabin House Plans
House Plan 4574
874 Square Feet, 2 Beds, 1.0 Bath

DFD-4574 (above) is a good example of a multi-functional plan that’s suitable for practically anywhere. This two-bed design has a 36′ by 24′ footprint, an eat-in kitchen, and a family room with a bay window. It would make a great weekend getaway! Plans like this allow you to build in your dream space and stick to a budget.

Many customers also love that vacation homes can generate another source of income through renting. With the rise in apps and sites dedicated to weekend rentals, one of these designs could easily earn money while you’re away! We encourage you to consider the benefits that these homes have to offer all year long.

Vacation Homes in All Sorts of Styles

All sorts of vacation-oriented designs have been created and upgraded by our team of top-notch designers. The results? A variety of modern takes on timeless classics! As you look through this collection, notice how many incorporate contemporary or Craftsman elements to suit different vibes. Not only do we offer styles to match any preference and location, but our home plans are also all fully customizable, too. Just let us know what your dream is and we can make it happen.

DFD-7357 and DFD-9689 (above) show just how different vacation homes can be. While both plans are cozy and designed to optimize your space and enjoyment, one is a contemporary ranch while the other is a two-story Craftsman. So, whatever you’re looking for, we have plans for everyone thanks to our extensive collections. Try our comprehensive search function to narrow the possibilities down to your exact needs.

Spaces for Everyone to Enjoy

A vacation wouldn’t be complete without the whole family together to make memories! While a lot of these plans are 1-2 bedrooms, we also offer some with a bit more space. There’s no need to sacrifice comfort if you want to invite others to enjoy your vacation home, too.

Another option in the small cabin house plans
House Plan 4752
1,742 Square Feet, 2 or 3 Beds, 2.0 Baths

Still with a modest amount of space, House Plan 4752 makes a good family getaway. This 2 to 3 bedroom design (depending on if you close off the loft) spans two stories to offer comfortable areas for everyone to enjoy. Even though this home is larger than some of the other plans shown here, it still maintains a cozy layout and a compact footprint at a price that you’ll appreciate!

No matter the size or style, we have a vacation house plan for you. Our vast collection includes some of the most award-winning and best-selling plans available. If you have any questions about how to choose a vacation home, our team of designers is here and ready to assist. Your dream home is out there waiting for you, and we can’t wait to help you find it!