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Custom cottage PLAN

or cabin plan

To do things right, we support you free of charge for a feasibility study and validate your budget

What to think about before starting your cottage plan?

Building your chalet represents a very special real estate project. Indeed, several steps must be followed so that your project can come to fruition. Here we will see the different steps to follow to make your dream a reality.

1. What type of land you need for a cottage or a cabin?

Before even contacting us to start your chalet plan, you must have purchased your land. This first step is essential and represents a real foundation for the design of your chalet plan. In fact, it is your land which will serve as the basis for the production of your plans.

Our team will need as much information as possible about your land. Is the location far away or close to services? On the water’s edge or in the mountains? What are the dimensions of your land? What type of ground will your chalet rest on? Etc.

In addition, the choice of your land plays an important role in terms of access to municipal services.


  • Access to an aqueduct, electricity, sewers?

  • Should we plan to build a septic tank?

  • Is there wastewater treatment?

  • Is your land in a flood zone or a landslide risk zone?

  • What are the regulations for ground leveling in relation to topography?

  • Have you thought about solar orientation and the direction of the prevailing winds?

All these questions (among others) can already be of great help to you in choosing the ideal location for your chalet. The more information you have to provide to your referent technologist during your interview, the more you will help speed up the process of getting your chalet plan project underway.

2. Can I build a cottage or a cabin on my land?

Then, for the smooth running of your chalet plan project, it is essential to go through the stage of verifying the regulations to be respected.

In particular, it is important to check zoning, regulations and other legal aspects with your municipality. To give you an overview, here is a non-exhaustive list of things to know before starting your cottage plans: 

  • What are the construction rights in the area (near a lake, on the side of a mountain, in the woods, etc.)?

  • Can we build a fence?

  • Can you have a swimming pool?

  • Do you have permission to build a shed, garage, etc.? ?

  • What about parking and street access?

  • Can we cut down trees?

  • What are the rules regarding land and coastline clearing?

  • Can you put any exterior covering?

  • Is the presence of platforms, crossings, bridges, walls, embankments permitted?

  • Are there any regulations for landscaping?

  • Are you subject to regulations for erosion and development along the banks?

  • What are the regulations regarding the energy and ecological footprint?

3. Find inspiration and do some careful thinking

We consider it crucial to remember that when we design a chalet plan, we operate as a team. Team you are part of ! This means that before you even begin designing your cottage plan, your project requires careful consideration. 

In this sense, Plan Maison Quebec is starting its personalized support with you. There are many factors to take into account during this preparation time. Very often, we divide them into 4 main categories: 

  • Personal desires

  • Architectural tastes

  • Technical aspects

  • Administrative and financial factors

Above all, don't panic. Thanks to our real and personal support, we will send you a detailed list of all the points to consider when making your appointment. 

In order to define your current and future needs, it is best to discuss and exchange with one of our architectural technologists. This one is a professional, expert in designing cottage plans. 

During your discussions, many questions essential to developing a perfect cottage plan will be addressed. For example: 

  • Do you want a four-season chalet model?

  • Do you want to build an eco-friendly building?

  • What type of energy source do you want to put in place?

  • Have you already thought about the interior design of your chalet?

  • What will be the size of the rooms and the house?

  • Do you want a chalet with one floor? etc.

At Plan Maison Quebec, we know how important your cottage or cabin project, your desire to build a “home” is. Having a cottage is the dream of many people across Canada. However, depending on your future land and the requirements of your municipality, you should know that there are standards and rules to respect for the conception of a cottage or a cabin plan.

This is why our support begins with a process of reflection and verification about your project. At Plan Maison Quebec, there is an entire team made up of qualified, passionate and experienced professionals who work together to create your personalized and unique cottage plan. Our goal is simple: to create, together, a cottage or a cabin that suits you.

From simple cottage projects to more ambitious and high-end ones, the quality of our service and the expertise of our thousands of achievement promise excellence to help you make your dream cottage a reality.

What to think about before starting your cottage plan?
1. What type of land for a cottage or a cabin?
2. Can I build a cottage or a cabin on my land?
3. Find inspiration and do some careful thinking

A team of experts dedicated to creating your cottage plan

At Plan Maison Quebec, we offer real tailor-made support to meet all the needs, requirements, desires and expectations of our clients. Our team guides and supports each client through in-depth reflection so that each cottage plan is a success.

Throughout the duration of your project, an architectural technologist will be assigned to you and will always be available to assist you. He then becomes your best contact to define and specify each need, in order to create the perfect cottage plan for you. Our collaborative approach actively involves you throughout the project. In other words, at each stage of progress, our team is fully accessible until the end of the project.

A team of experts dedicated to creating your cottage plan
What are the steps for creating a cottage plan?

What are the steps for creating a cottage plan or a cabin?

Assessing your needs for a custom cottage or a cabin plan with an architectural technologist is a crucial step in the design process of your project. This procedure aims the professional to understand your needs and preferences in order to create a cottage plan that perfectly matches your expectations. Here are the main steps of a tailor made cottage plan with our expert :

1. Initial Interview: The process begins with an in-depth interview between the client and the architectural technologist. The aim is to discuss the client's needs, design ideas, lifestyle, budget and any other aspects important to the chalet design.

You want to start your custom cottage plan?

Ready to make your dream cottage or cabin come true? Start the adventure with Plan Maison Quebec by making an appointment with one of our team members to discuss your project! 

Make an appointment to start your custom cottage plan

Plan Maison Québec has already produced a multitude of garage and carport plans across Canada.


We have a large number of plans likely to please you both architecturally, economically, dimensionally, use, etc. 

So, do not hesitate to take a look at our models garage plans. One of our garages might catch your attention!


In addition, it can also be a way to project yourself on the possibilities, prices, layout, dimensions, etc.

Découvrez nos modèles de chalet prêt à construire
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