Jan of CoyoteCottage.com in Eastern Washington agreed to let me showcase his small home here at the tiny house blog.
Jan’s title on his site says it like it is: “Creating a simple shelter-and living with it” or “Building a small, functional cabin for full time living.”
Jan started his cabin using the little house plans which he bought from the CountryPlans website back in 2003. Initially planning to construct a 1000 sq ft home, he changed his mind when they bought the property and decided to go instead with a small 16 x 16 or 250 sq ft cabin. (he later added an addition) He completed all the construction himself, so he wanted to make sure that he was up to the challenge.
Completed floor plan with addition
Jan walks you through the construction of his family’s cabin, discusses issues such as heating, property, waste, solar and answers many FAQ’s on doing this yourself. He has a construction diary and pre-building notes that are very infomative.
Following are some of the pictures of his cabin. He has enlarged it from the original size as he found it just to small for 3 people to live in full time. Thank you Jan for sharing your experience with us. Go to his site a CoyoteCottage.com and get the full story.
The Coyote Cottage winter of 2008