Does a mountain getaway home sound good to you? If so, a Chalet house plan might be just what you're looking for! Chalet house plans are very similar to a-frame home plans, as both sport the classic A-shaped roof, which is perfect for shedding snow in the winter. Both types of plans also offer great outdoor living areas, like decks, porches, balconies, and more on which to enjoy the surrounding land. The main difference between Chalet house plans and a-frame home plans is ornamentation. Chalet plans sport a little extra flare, like whimsical rails that frame the deck or porch, or a "wiggle board" design on the eaves (i.e. instead of having a straight A shaped roof, the edges of the A might be slightly curved). While Chalet house plans can easily serve as primary residences, they are often used as vacation homes--usually on lots with a view of the mountains.