The idea that a cottage is needed at the dacha comes even during the construction phase. All owners of housing being built face a situation where the presence of the owner is constantly required on the site. This problem can be solved with the help of cottages, cottages, two-room apartments with a toilet and a shower: in such a temporary housing it will be possible to fully sleep, to organize a study and a construction management center.
Materials and accessories for country cabins
After moving to a new house, the house will still serve faithfully, becoming a utility block or a workshop. Here you can collect the most necessary tools and equipment. If we managed to buy not just a standard version of summer cabins with a toilet and a shower, but a truly spacious and comfortable construction, then it can be turned into a guest house in the future.
Projects of country houses for 6 acres: photo, description and requirements. Materials from which you can build a country house, which can be successfully placed in it. Projects, photos, prices for ready-made houses.
In the assortment of supplier companies, two types of country houses can be distinguished: the so-called “temporary houses” and blocks of long-term operation. The first ones are relatively inexpensive, they are made of wooden beams, inside they are sheathed with particle boards. Such change houses are completed only with the most necessary minimum.
Another drawback of wooden cabins – “disposable” installation. After assembling and fixing, the structure cannot be transported to a new place, nor lent to another person in need. The wooden components of the unit are too fragile to transport.
Quite another thing – stationary change house with a metal frame. A solid base on the order facilitates the delivery process: a residential unit can be loaded onto a regular cargo platform, it can be taken to other construction sites or leased to construction companies.
Helpful advice! Even if the change house is supposed to be used alone, the metal base is still preferable: with a strong skeleton, the life of the change house increases to 15-20 years.
Most types of residential huts are designed so that they can be loaded onto a standard cargo platform, so the length of the structure does not exceed 7 meters, and the width is usually standard – 2.3 meters. By the size of the total area, we can distinguish the following types of huts:
- Minimalist – 3×2.3 meters, 4×2.3 meters. The most budget option change houses. It is possible to convert it into the utility room, hozblok, storage of street equipment, the gatehouse for protection. A more complete picture of the size of the object is given by the photos of hozblok for giving this type.
- Medium – 5×2.3 meters, 6×2.3 meters. The most popular types of cabins. At the stage of construction work can be used as a hozblok or temporary housing for the brigade of 4-6 people. After completion of construction can be converted for periodic use by the family. Such hozblok with a shower and a toilet for giving or a small country house approach.
- Comfortable – 7×2.3 meters, 8×2.3 meters. This option is optimal for arranging a guest house at the dacha. A relatively large total area opens up to a dozen types of floor planning. You can choose the most convenient, taking into account the wishes of all family members.
Also on the market there are very small buildings, consisting of one room less than three meters in length. However, the area of their application is limited to a small internal volume in which it is possible to arrange a utility block or a warehouse of garden tools.
Country cabins can have one common or several small separate rooms, as a rule – two. More comfortable models are equipped with a toilet and a shower, or a combined bathroom. Which option to choose depends on the needs of family members, their quantity and also the availability of free space at the dacha.
The hottest discussions are unfolding around the best distribution of space shed. The layout of the residential unit is limited by the total area, and therefore for minimalist boxes (3×2.3 meters) the only possible layout is a space without partitions. Wider rooms are divided into cabins with one room and service sections (vestibule, bathroom, hozblok) and the same cabins, but with a veranda or porch.
If you choose a cabins for giving with the possibility of living all year round, do not give preference to the model with a veranda. In blocks with a vestibule, it will be more comfortable in winter, since cold air from the street will have time to warm up in the “appendix” at the entrance. The veranda can be enjoyed only in the warm season, if the area allows (up to 2 m?) And location.
Helpful advice! For rooms that will be actively used during the cold season, the internal bathroom is much more preferable than the outhouse with an external entrance.
For those who plan to continue to use the bungalow as a full-fledged living room, the ideal option would be two-bedroom complexes. This option is good because it provides two well-lit rooms with full windows.
Both rooms can be used as living rooms, or one can be used for an overnight stay, the second one can be turned into a workshop, office or warehouse with your own hands. Plus, with this layout, you can freely vary the location of the future country house, and even choose the view from the window.
Among the two-bedroom complexes for summer cottage are the following:
- the change house including two rooms and internal hozblok;
- a change house from two rooms, the entrance to the bathroom is outside;
- a change house with two rooms, a veranda or a porch, external hozblok.
The most typical layout in a two-bedroom summer cabins – the so-called “vest”. The entrance to the shed is located in the middle of the long side of the unit. Such photos of country huts are most often represented in catalogs. Once inside the spacious “vestibule” vestibule, you can see two rooms on the sides and a bathroom between them.
Cabins are also designed, when the outhouse is located on the side of one of the rooms (usually the right), and the entrance to it is assumed from the street. Such a project also has the right to life, although the practice of use has shown that in this case the bathroom will not be able to warm up comfortably in winter.
The third possible version of the “undershirts” is a two-room cottage change house with a veranda or porch. Four entrances open from a small area measuring 1×2 meters: two to the rooms and two to the outhouse (to the shower and toilet, respectively). Between the premises are not communicated.
Thus, the best for giving is a two-room cabins. Location in the future house of the necessary premises, the designers leave to the taste of new settlers.
Even a small cottage can be beautiful and aesthetically appealing. Consider below what materials are used for internal and external decoration of such a structure.
Choosing a two-bedroom bungalow for permanent use in the country, you need to take care that it does not look like an alien element on the site. As the simplest external protection of a residential unit, a professional sheet can be used, however this is not a good choice, since the housing outside will look unaesthetic.
If the house will not be used as a gatehouse or storage, but as a full-fledged guest house, it is better to use wooden paneling for plating. Standard lining class “C” is a versatile material: affordable, durable, easy to process.
There are cases when the aesthetic side is very important, for example, when the house or cottage on the site is made of timber and it is necessary to combine them with a shed in a single complex. In this case, it is better to use a block-house for imitation of a change house – imitation of a rounded log. This finish is more expensive, but it looks much more attractive and lasts longer.
The luxury option for a change house on a site is an imitation of a glued bar at the expense of wide lining of a high class. Such plating is an additional advantage to strength and durability.
The simplest and budget solution for wall cladding from the inside is hardboard. They can be limited to rooms where there will be a tool storage or workshop. For rooms where you plan to live, it is better to use the paneling – it is more expensive, but it looks more attractive. Due to the clapboard cladding, you can ensure that the effect of wet walls does not occur in the room.
Helpful advice! For a longer lifespan cabins, companies offer external surface treatment with antiseptic. Such a measure protects the tree from decay and damage by pests. Popular wood impregnations are sold in convenient packaging that allows you to do it yourself.
In order for a two-room cabins to be fully used both in summer and in the cold season, it is necessary to take care of the insulation of the complex. The walls and ceiling can be additionally warmed with mineral wool. To the floor in the room was warm and comfortable, it can be supplemented with isolate, frame flooring, membrane heaters.
Carefully selected windows will help ensure a stable temperature in the cabin. Instead of standard single double-wing windows, it is better to use frames with double glazing. Standard external doors of a change house can be replaced with models with the improved heat preserving characteristics. Having a veranda in the house, it is also better to make it closed.
In addition to the acceptable temperature, the conditions in the dog house are largely determined by the comfort in the bathroom. You can provide it yourself. Standard models of two-bedroom summer cabins with a toilet and a shower suggest two sanitary blocks, where they find a toilet seat and a shower tray, respectively. Between these two blocks of the bathroom, you can remove the additional partition, if you feel the lack of space.
Helpful advice! The function of the partition between the shower and the toilet can take on the screen for the shower stall of hard plastic or Plexiglas.
The presence of a window in the bathroom varies in different models. Most often there is a small window on the ceiling. When choosing between daylight and artificial lighting in the bathroom, you should take into account that an additional window is not always light, but always a loss of heat.
Not every summer resident has the time and skills to assemble and install a garden house on his own. It is possible to buy suitable option of a country change house, having addressed to the companies specializing in production of temporary houses and hozblok. For convenience, manufacturers offer to visit their sites, where you can find comprehensive information about the finished product with an indication of the product range, sizes and prices for products.
Manufacturers offer services that include the assembly of the structure, delivery and installation on the territory of your site. In some cases, the cost of transporting the product to the object is also included in the price. Many companies offer seasonal discounts on popular models.
The cost of a small cottage cabins with a size of 3×2.3 m is 29,500 rubles. Having ordered a change house with two rooms 6×2.3 m, 47,500 rubles are to be spent. More expensive will be a bungalow, made of timber – 80,500 rubles. But the finished change house “Mini-house” with a gable roof and a porch will cost 190500 rubles.
If the size of the complex is different from the standard, and this often happens with large two-room change houses, the delivery of the block to the site is possible only in a disassembled form. It is quite possible to assemble such a summer cottage with your own hands, and suppliers will gladly leave this work to the customer. Also a do-it-your-house assembly is unavoidable if there is no access for a truck to the site, or this path is very difficult (narrow roads, inconvenient fence, inability of the car to turn around for unloading).
Standard installation of cabins on the site, if it does not require laying of the foundation, lasts from one to two days and can reach up to 25% of the cost of the actual residential complex. Build your own sheds – this is a good opportunity to save, but to take on this task is only when there is confidence in their own qualifications as a builder.
Thus, two-room cabins in the country can become a full-fledged housing. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to correctly determine the layout, eliminate heat loss, and ensure comfort in the shower room and bathroom. It is preferable to save money not on components for change houses and not on its size, but due to the competent selection of finishing materials and the implementation of part of the assembly work with your own hands, or with the help of an independently selected construction team.