It is going to be my full time home as soon as I get the propane hooked up. Right now I live next door with my parents during the work week and at the cabin on the weekends, as my original farmhouse burnt down. This cabin is on my farm property. It is 10 x 12 with a 4 foot overhang porch. It is heated with a small woodstove and I have more than enough wood on my property.
The cabin is insulated inside and out with isoboard, and the siding is 12 inch rough lumber board and batten. The roof is metal and is insulated conventionally with battens.
The cabin was built in the pole barn fashion, not framed. I started it in September ‘11 and was putting the roof on in December. The hardest part was getting the framework square and it is not 100% square. The floor is a raised platform suspended from the poles, it is rough lumber with isoboard and vapour barrier over, and then plywood and clickflooring. The space under is gravel with a plastic barrier over it. Continue Reading »
by Brian Cobble
I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and enjoy the pictures and stories of little houses… I thought I would share one of my own…
I was able to find an affordable (and remarkable) private lakehouse for rent on property that bordered the farm, and realized that I needed a storage solution for stuff accumulated over the past 10 years. One of the problems I had found in the past, is that every time I purchased a tract of land, I felt a need to have some sort of a structure on it, and always built the structure in a permanent manner on the property that had just been acquired.
Also, with my modest budget, the only way to aquire bigger tracts of land, often meant selling the smaller tracts, once they had been partially developed. The solution was to construct a portable building, in a way that was rock solid, yet still able to be transported. My solution is included in these photos. Continue Reading »
by Matt Scott
I have been researching and following the movement for 2 years now. I have come across a company here in my area that is building tiny cabins that look amazing. I took the liberty to call and get some information on the cabin as well as most of the specs on it. I have some pictures attached and hopefully this can make your blog.
The cabin is build by ProBuild in Rapid City, South Dakota. It’s size is 160 sq ft. inside. It has a 2 sided deck that adds 4ft to front and side for a total foot print of 14 x 20.
Following are some specs on it. It has tongue and groove pine sourced locally in the Black Hills. It is 2×4 construction and has been spray foamed. It resides on 2 x 8′s underneath and has been foamed underneath the structure as well. It has a sky light by Velux. The windows are Jeldwen. Delivery within 100 miles of Rapid City, SD would be somewhere around $400.
The cost of the cabin is approximately $20,000. There was very little expense spared. This is not your typical shed converted to a cabin, this is a livable unit with fireplace insert as well. The contact that I spoke with regarding the cabin is Terry Jensen and the phone number for ProBuild is 605-343-1115.
Bob Hepburn sent me a neat picture of his cabin to use in the Tiny House in a Landscape feature. Here is a little information about it from Bob.
Called “My Father’s Cabin” in Casco, Maine. It’s a 12 x 16 x 15 foot affair with a nice spacious loft and is still a joyous work in progress. Almost done with the insulation — next up is doing the interior paneling and finishing the up the floor. An oil-filled electric radiator keeps the place surprisingly toasty!
Here’s a little bit of my tiny house building story and some of the things I learned in the process. I hope this information will help or possibly inspire a few future tiny house builders, in the same way I was greatly supported by all you guys who shared your stories before me. The best things about this project were the support I received from friends and family, and getting to learn so many new things this year.
Before I started I had a little bit of experience building. I’d built a shed or two and some homemade plywood furniture. Until a year ago, the stuff I built was almost totally designed from a functional perspective. But a few months before I started my project I had the good fortune to work on a backyard shed with my friend Steve, who taught me all about using salvaged and old materials. Continue Reading »
Steven Harrell from Tiny House Listings sent me to this photo for this week’s Tiny House in a Landscape. Cabin and Aurora Borealis is the title and what a majestic photograph of a tiny house.
I have only been able to see the Aurora Borealis once in my lifetime on a trip to Canada and it was not near this beautiful as we were in the souther part of the country. What I did see was still phenomenal and I’m sure for those of you have witnessed it like this it must be amazing.
Have a great weekend!
I’m sorry photo was copyrighted so I removed it.