I’m planning to build a cabin and I came up with this idea to build a shed roof that would be pitched on two sides:
- from left-to-right at 1/12 pitch.
- from front-to-back at 2/12 pitch.
The rest of the house is pretty straight-forward (basic rectangle 20ft depth, 40ft width). An architect I’m dealing with is telling me that this roof shape/pitch is not doable. I’m scratching my head thinking it’s fairly simple to build but I’m not an expert and I might be missing something. I googled for examples of similar roof ideas - I could not find anything (other than standard shed roofs).
Am I crazy or is this doable? I know the proper answer should come from a structural engineer but I don’t want to involve him yet, until at least initial drawings of the structure are made.
Any help/opinion is appreciated!
P.S - here’s a rough drawing that illustrates the elevations.