DIY Kit House - The folks at Jamaica Cottage Shop offer kit for Vermont cottage. It takes 2 people hours to construct. Interior can be outfitted a number of ways; add sleeping loft for maximum efficiency. (interior not shown)
There is something very functional and aesthetically pleasing about split level roofs. It breaks up the monotony of a long line, and lets you retain a lovely cabin feel while still geyting in more light, windows, and space.