…five small homes that are each only 500 sq. ft. They are 1 bedroom, 1 bath, with a nice front porch, living room and kitchen. The builder poured all the slabs in one day and once they started framing, they had all five of them framed, drywalled, and painted within 3 weeks.” – Blankenship Small Homes in Alabama.
While these were built professionally as rentals, it shows how possible it might be for an enterprising builder to construct and affordable tiny house village. Read and see more about these Blankenship Small Homes in Alabama.
Shannon is building the Pioneer’s Cabin, a 16’x20′ cabin I designed. His house is located on 14.5 acres just north of Birmingham, AL and will be used by his family part time. It will be most likely fully off-grid with power from solar panels and/or a generator.
He’ll be using live edge siding and pine logs for front porch posts and balusters. As he builds we’ll be following along. So far he’s built the foundation and deck platform but has also begun collecting and working the wood for the siding, porch posts, and balusters.
Above: Most recent progress photo. Below: Logs cut for live edge siding.
Above: Pine logs being peeled for porch posts. Below: The pine logs for balusters and posts.
You can find the plans for the Pioneer’s Cabin at Tiny House Design.
Update: Shannon will be harvesting barn wood for his cabin, and has scored some good reclaimed roofing.