Redneck Windows for Cabins Video

Here’s a new mini-video- part of my freebie/redneck windows for cabins/budget tiny homes series….with some other news/yappage on our summer building workshop (July 9th in MA) and more. We’ll also be starting that micro-design contest (details to come) semi-soon- and thanks for agreeing to be a guest judge. We have … Read more

Namekagon Park Model Cabins

Justin Magnuson invited me to check out their park model cabins and I thought you might enjoy them too.

As campground owners in Hayward Wi. we are always looking to bring in new campers to our resort. For 4 years we were strictly RV’s, 5th wheels and tent camping. After doing extensive research we decide to start up Namekagon Cabin’s.

More and more campgrounds and resorts are moving to park models for seasonal sites and rentals.

Namekagon Cabin’s are built to RPTIA standards and we are in the process of becoming a RPTIA Park Model manufacturer. We have built and sold 2 cabins with both being used as seasonal sites at Camp Namekagon. We have had great response on both cabins and have had many others interested in purchasing one of our cabins.

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Cabana Village Kits

Last year I did a small post on Cabana Village Garden Buildings, and since then their tiny cabin kit gallery has grown.  I thought the Tiny House readers would get a kick out of some of Cabana Village’s latest designs. Their website also features an interactive design center so you can customize your cabin kit.

Cabana Village builds cabin kits and cottage bunkies to be used as weekenders, lakeside cottages, starter cabins or backyard retreats. They also build pool houses, sheds, garden studios and garage kits. The cabins, cottages and bunkies feature cedar doors, windows and trim and are available in cedar or maintenance-free Canexel siding. All their cabanas have 1/2″ plywood roof sheathing and 2×4 SPF framing. With their sturdy construction and use of quality materials, extensive pre-fabrication, ease of assembly, and attractive design, their possible uses are only limited by your imagination.

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Tiny House Paintings

Tracy Booth contacted me the other day about some cool paintings she creates with tiny houses. Tracy is an independent artist from Western North Carolina. I’ll let her tell you what inspired her to create these beautiful paintings. My tiny house paintings were inspired by my love of tiny homes … Read more

Lakefront Log Cabins

Now is the perfect time of year to curl up next to a woodstove in a tiny lakeside cabin. Lakefront Log Cabins, located in beautiful Lake Tahoe, offers customized precut cabin kits in several different sizes ranging from 12×16 feet to 18×32 feet. These cabins have been built for weekend getaways, hunting cabins and primary residences.

Lakefront has sent their cabin kits all over the country including Alaska. They are also working with customers in Canada and Panama. Each standard cabin kit is created from fresh milled logs and then precut by Amish craftsmen in Kentucky.

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Pennypincher Barns Update

Last year I introduced you to the Pennypincher Barn Company that was just moving into the production of tiny cabins and buildings. Anne recently contacted me to let me know about their newly redesigned website and to let me know about a new product they are offering. She also mentioned that the company has experienced huge growth of interest and buyers in the tiny house construction over the last year.

Pennypincher is introducing their own pre-cut timber frame buildings. One is featured in this post and the details follow below.


Nearly complete! Our buildings are designed to accept most types of siding and the cedar lap siding came from a local mill. Pennypincher’s rustic wood windows fit neatly in the dormers. Glass door blanks are installed both fixed and operable to create a wall of windows.

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Compact Cabins Book Preview

Recently I was contacted by Michelle from Storey Publishing asking me to preview a book that is coming out in December. The book is called Compact Cabins and subtitled Simple Living in 1,000 Square Feet or Less. It is written by Gerald Rowan has taught art, ceramics, architecture, and graphic … Read more

Butler Projects

Paul Butler of Butler Projects offers several tiny and small house plans for amateur and first time builders. According to Paul, his designs have been simplified about as much as is possible, in terms of shape and add-on modules, and can be made very energy efficient. The houses are designed … Read more

Canadian Bunkies

Join me in a round of applause to our Canadian neighbors and their love of the outdoors! Canadian “bunkies”, or small bunkhouses, are another tiny house design that can be built from a plan or from a kit. I ran across these companies that manufacture log, timber frame and cedar … Read more

Cabins – David & Jeanie Stiles

I have a growing library of tiny house and cabin books and one of my favorite is David and Jeanie Stile’s “Cabins.” This book is jam packed with useful information and if your dreaming of building that tiny house or retreat this is one to add to your library. Below … Read more

Summerwood Tiny Cabins

Summerwood Products in Toronto, Canada has a fantastic website that is very detailed, and provides some excellent foder for the tiny house enthusiast. Summerwood sells finely crafted outdoor products such as garden sheds, pool cabanas, gazebos, garages, playhouses, home studios and spa enclosures, but I really fell for their tiny … Read more

UK Log Cabins

For our friends across the pond and for ideas for the rest of us, I found this website for Tay Log Cabins in Scotland that sells and builds small Finnish pine cabins. Most of these cabins are meant to be used for camping or as an income generating property, but … Read more