Yonderosa Outpost

by Maurice Miller
(Camano Island, WA)

The Yonderosa Outpost

The Yonderosa Outpost

I designed and I'm building my shed/outpost on some property we own in a remote part of the Northwestern United States. It needed to be small and simple enough to build quickly and inexpensively but big enough to be useful.

The 8'x12' porch is one of my favorite features and greatly enhances the space. There is ample room to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings with friends gathered in its shade and shelter. It serves equally well as a workspace and I can say by experience, ideal for warm afternoon nap.

The main floor is 12' x 16' with serves as a multi-purpose room. The 9'4" tall walls and vaulted ceiling visually expand the space. It is large enough to store my canoe or serve as shelter for an extended stay yet the scale remains cozy and is easily warmed.

The 12'x 12' Loft above the Porch provides room to store necessities and materials we use while enjoying the property and keeps them from being underfoot further amplifying the feeling of space.

The floor size, wall heights and rafter lengths were chosen to maximize efficiency of available regional materials. The simplicity of the design sped construction and kept costs in check.

Comments for Yonderosa Outpost

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nice Getaway Place
by: Anonymous

Nice design with lots of storage. Love the porch for relaxing and the great room layout.

Nice looking little house
by: Anonymous

I think it is beautiful, just not very unique..but still nice.

Lovely porch shed location
by: John - Admin

Hi Maurice,

Thank you for starting off the competition with a great entry. The 'Yonderosa Outpost' looks a great place to get away from it all and I could imagine myself sitting out on that porch into the evening enjoying a few cold ones.



Click here to add your own comments

Return to Porch Shed Design Competition.

Custom Search

Keep in touch with our monthly newsletter

Shed Building Monthly




Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Shed Building Monthly.