There are many reasons to consider a covered walkway connecting two or more structures in cabin land;
1. You want to be able to walk to a garage or guest cabin out of the rain.
2. Your budget suggests phasing of the project.3. You would like to add gently to an existing structure with some distance for privacy.
4. You’d prefer to add a detached guest cabin, but zoning won’t allow two habitable structures on your lot.
You’d like to employ the concept of “Dog Trot” where a central unifying roof connects two structures.
I’ve had the opportunity to design cabins or additions for all of these conditions. Several have been built and a few remain on the boards. These designs have usually employed covered open colonnades, however, two we are currently designing have screened porches as the linkage, so in addition to avoiding the rain, these clients can avoid mosquitos and deer flies!