Bryce Langston visits Jacob Witzling, a fellow who built this enchanting cabin in the Olympic rainforest. It’s made from mostly reclaimed materials and to avoid building permits the cabin was kept under 200 square feet (per a local building requirement).
My wife and I recently took the family (two kids + two dogs) on a short vacation to the Mendocino Coast. The house pictured here is limited to two people and doesn’t allow dogs, so we couldn’t stay in it this time; but the next time the two of us go alone, I want to stay in this tiny house!
“Remote, quiet cabin with loft bedroom and small, southern-exposure deck offer creative sanctuary. Efficient galley, wood stove, on-demand heater and hot water, handcrafted woodwork. Rustic, yet elegant. Dozens of beaches, trails, bikeways, rivers, state parks to explore. Main room is 225 sq ft with cathedral ceiling and a 120 sq ft loft.” – Karen
Read more and possibly book a stay: Handcrafted Hideaway Near Mendocino in Albion
This is a great example of an remote off-grid tiny home. The land is privately owned but surrounded by the Tahoe National Forest at just over 7000-feet deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
While shipping containers are heavy and somewhat complicated to retrofit into housing, they make excellent building blocks that can be completed away from the homesite and delivered by truck.
As you can see by the photos below this couple poured four concrete footings, set the lower level container, then the upper container and capped it with a steeply pitched roof to help keep the deep snow off the flat container roof. Photo credit to Denise King.
Be sure to watch the assembly video.
Compassion Shelter’s Cabin is a sturdy, weather- and disaster-tested shelter unit that is perfect for any environment. The Cabin is a comfortable, insulated building that includes air conditioning and heating. Natural lighting is provided by two windows. Inside, the cabin has enough room to fit 6 bunks. The Cabin is stored and shipped flat in its custom crate, which itself reassembles into a free utility shed. Assembly is a snap, taking only two people a few hours to complete.” – Compassion Shelters
Learn more about The Cabin at Compassion Shelters
Rich in Vermont built this tiny 10×16 shed. This photo was taken in 2013. Here’s what he said when he posted the photo.
I’m done with clapboard! Well, not entirely, but I need a couple of doors on the shed before that can happen. The second coat of paint is on, but the trim paint won’t be done until next year.” – rich2Vermont
Solid walls, an integrated flooring system, real insulation, house windows, roundwood frame and rafters, and a wood ceiling with a tongue and groove look give the Yurt-Cabin a distinctive cabin feel. And it’s engineered for strength and longevity. And assembly is about as easy as it gets with the Yurt-Cabin’s built-in floor system and bolt-together design.” – Freedom Yurt-Cabins
Learn more about Freedom Yurt-Cabins
The Hogues got the floor plan online, and made too many trips to count to the hardware store buying supplies. With the help of the family, the couple was able to build the home themselves at a price tag around $10,000.” – News9.com – Oklahoma City, OK
See the video interview: Red Dirt Diaries: Tiny House On The Plains. Download the 12×24 Homesteader’s Cabin, a free tiny house plan that looks very similar to this house – illustration below.
Some tiny homes available on the market cost more than a standard size home. But thats not the way Scott Brown sees the tiny house movement… Using salvaged materials and a few gifted items — like a sweet woodstove — he built this little home for under $500. The home is only 83 square feet and sits on 20 acres of land that Brown’s friend owns.” – Inhabitat
Read and see more about this $500 tiny house built using salvaged materials at Inhabitat
…we managed to erect a solid ~200 square foot cabin over 6 days of building. The project consumed ~40 working hours, 264 two-by-fours, 3,000 photos which add up to this time-lapse video and about $6,065.62 excluding the land we built on.” – Six Day Cabin