We believe in the restorative power of being in a small cabin in the woods

With easy construction, modern materials, and thoughtful architecture our cabin and tiny house designs help you capture nature, community and calm. From a small weekend retreat to a short term rental space our mission is to provide you with high quality, design minded, modern house plans, kits, and prefab dwellings at a fair price.

Simple & Straightforward

Walden plans were designed so that even the most novice builder could achieve superior results. No need for complex foundations, scaffolding, or clever carpentry. We covered the details to take all the guesswork out of your modern cabin. A Walden cabin takes only a few weekends to build, while less planned construction takes months or more.

Affordable Architecture

We set out to put architecturally minded modern design in everyone's hands without the high costs typically associated to these projects. Our prefab cabin kits and plans are purposefully designed to work within smaller budgets, even with your caviar taste.

Off Grid or On

Walden designs can be built anywhere you want, on any style foundation. With simple shed roofs you can easily collect water for showers and washing dishes. Add solar panels and an off grid toilet and you're truly only limited by how far you want to transport building materials into the woods.

Uncompromised Utility

Walden plans provide you with a simplified, zen-like experience combined with useful functionality. Open spaces and modern materials are combined with clever storage and efficient floor plans. 

Where's your Walden?

A rural retreat or glamping getaway

Plans for all occasions from a weekend getaway or a compliment to your country home, to a popup glamping retreat community. Walden is your tiny house, cabin, short term rental unit, backyard studio or accessory dwelling.

Short Term Rentals

Set the stage for the best guest experience with a Walden cabin or tiny house. Modern, unique, and premium, our designs set you apart and allow your guests to experience your property in a memorable and luxurious way. 

Friends and Family

Have you outgrown your two bedroom country home or do you often have weekend visitors? Add extra detached space to your home to welcome your tribe and ease your mind as the host.

Backyard Studio or Office

Man cave, she-shed, a place to be yourself. Sometimes you need to ruminate in your own thoughts or get some work done. Our flexible designs can service your yoga sessions or writing the next great American novel.

Notes from the outdoors

On the grind in New York City, at home in the Catskills

We take inspiration from the global design and cultural trends we experience in New York City and refine them for the quiet repose of the Catskill mountains. Set between Hudson, Windham, and Woodstock on the eastern edge of the Catskills, Walden maintains an outdoor lab to evolve our designs and community.

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