The Longhouse Dogtrot 2.0

2 Bedroom Plan Set

24″x36″ full drawing set [ PDF for download only]: 14 pages (including cover)

The Swedes first brought the tradition of building log cabins to the United States and one popular way of adding space to early log cabins was to build a separate log cabin next to the original cabin with gables aligned some set distance away. The intervening space between the cabins was then roofed over and made a covered porch space.

With a simple gesture the introduction of the dogtrot breezeway creates a multi-functional space while also creating separate living quarters (writer’s studio, guest room, office). The dogtrot functions as an indoor/outdoor mudroom, a place to store kayak paddles and fishing gear, a place to socialize with its built-in benches and also serves as an ad-hoc screened porch. With the addition of a fireplace it could even be a wonderful outdoor dining room.

What's Included:

  • Cover Sheet
  • General Note Sheet + Schedules (Door, Window, + Hardware)
  • Window/Door Flashing Concept Diagram Sheet
  • Foundation Plan (1/4"=1'-0")
  • Main Level Floor Plan (1/4"=1'-0")
  • Loft/Storage/Mech Level Plan (1/4"=1'-0")
  • Roof Plan + Details (1/4"=1'-0")
  • Window + Door Details (3"=1'-0")
  • Exterior Elevations (1/4"=1'-0")
  • Building Sections (1/4"=1'-0")
  • Wall Section + Construction Notes (1"=1'-0")
  • Electrical Plans (1/4"=1'-0")

Additional Specs:

  • 1485 SF (Heated square footage)
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • Living
  • Dining
  • Kitchen
  • Dogtrot/Covered Porch
  • Open Plan Concept
  • Single-Level Living
  • Mechanical Space
  • Decks
  • Solar/Geothermal Compatible

Have more questions? See below + the full FAQ here.


See the plans here

Watch the unboxing video to see everything that's included.


What You'll Need to Provide / Choose (on your own):

  • Local Engineering Review (snow, wind, seismic, etc.) + Local Code Compliance Check
  • Interior, Exterior Material, Finish + Color Selections (some are suggested + shown, but subject to your review)
  • Plumbing Fixture Selections
  • Lighting Fixture Selections
  • Mechanical Systems (heating, cooling, ventilation)

License Agreement

Please see the license agreement for information regarding use of our drawing packages. By purchasing this drawing set you are agreeing to these license terms.

Course Curriculum


  Longhouse Dogtrot 2.0
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Frequently Asked Questions


Is this a course?
No, it's a downloadable plan set in PDF form.
What's your refund policy?
As these are digital assets you receive immediately upon purchase I can't offer refunds. If you have questions about what's included, please reach out to [email protected] prior to purchasing so I can answer your queries.
How will I receive the assets?
You'll receive immediate access to download the plan set digitally (PDF). If you choose, you can use the PDF to print hardcopies per the license agreement but no hardcopies will be mailed to you from 30X40. These will print to scale on Architectural D-sized sheets (36" wide x 24" tall).
What units are the plans dimensioned in?
As I work in the United States, I use the Imperial system (feet-inches) to dimension the plan set.
Can I build more than one home from these plans?
No, the license agreement prohibits this. Please see the license agreement linked above for the full terms.
Will I receive the CAD files too?
No. The drawing set is delivered as a downloadable PDF, the CAD files are intellectual property retained by 30X40 Design Workshop, LLC and not available for purchase.

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Your Instructor


Eric Reinholdt, RA, NCARB
Eric Reinholdt, RA, NCARB

I'm an award-winning architect, entrepreneur and founder of 30X40 Design Workshop, a design studio located on Mount Desert Island, Maine. I'm also author of the Architect + Entrepreneur book series and creator of the most popular architecture-focused YouTube channel online. I've been designing simple, modern residential architecture for more than 24 years and a practitioner of all the novel, entrepreneurial business strategies I teach in my courses.

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