One of our readers, Mark built his own off the grid small cabin.

Recently he had to move and has been missing his 16′x20′ cabin.

Tomorrow I’m going to show you Mark’s micro house that he uses as a camper with his Toyota Tacoma truck.

Tiny/Small Cabin in the Woods

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The porch that you see below is the entrance for the cabin.

Living Simply: Off the Grid?

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In total, it cost him around $16,000 in material costs to put this off grid cabin together.

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The walls inside are ten feet high so it feels really spacious.

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I love the high ceilings and simplicity of it all.

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Many of the materials- like the cabinets below- were free because they were reclaimed.

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The upstairs sleeping loft walls go up two feet before the roof starts going in so there’s plenty of room.

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Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us Mark!

Interested in contacting Mark to purchase plans? Here’s his Facebook.

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Alex has been living in small spaces for more than 7 years, he's the founding editor of TinyHouseTalk.com, and has passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. Send in your story and tiny home photos so we can share and inspire others towards simplicity.

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  • john

    Wow…nice little house…you’d have to light it on fire to chase me out of it!
    I think 1980 wants it’s cabinets back though…lol.
    A two foot knee wall upstairs is tight for a stationary cabin, on wheels we don’t typically see one at all, making a true ‘A’ frame loft space. With the dimensions being 16′ wide, and with a 2′ knee wall, i’d imagine he had about 6.5 foot of head room at the peak…great for a tiny house, but a 4′ knee wall would have opened up more width for headroom making the loft a true bedroom as opposed to simply a sleeping loft…better for a stationary cabin, on wheels the extra height would be a problem if you plan to travel with your home.
    I honestly think most folks would just move a tiny home to a spot somewhere and stay put for years and years. People grow roots like trees in one area and tend to live there for as long as they can, it’s just our nature. The phrase ‘settling down’ comes from weariness of a nomadic lifestyle, many go through being nomadic while young or in retirement, but eventually we all tire of moving about so much…

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  • Rebecca B. A. R.

    I’ve seen where people have painted the ‘wood’ strips white also on those types of cabinets before, and it really made them look less dated. A little paint is a cheap and simple fix. Great cabin!

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  • Robin

    What a great cabin! I love the whole thing, reclaimed and all. Very nice indeed.

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  • Bk

    Any shot we can see a picture of the bathroom or is there an outhouse and stream somewhere?

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  • gene fritsch

    Great job. I love tiny houses and even more I love tiny houses that are simple to build. Too many angles makes it hard to build well at least for me. Keep up the good work!

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  • LaMar Alexander LaMar

    Nice design and similar to my 14×14.

    I see you used 10 foot walls for more loft space. I dropped my cieling to 7 feet and used 8 foot walls to get more space. I use a ladder instead of stairs.
    The metal roof is nice for rain water harvesting and you could put some solar panels up for your own power supply.

    I also recycled cabinets plas sinks, shower, wiring, plumbing, water pump and lots of stuff rom my old camper for the cabin to save money. Recycled doors and windows are prtty easy to find around any city.

    Looks like a Vogelzang wood stove and those work well. I have a small wood stove and propane backup heat in case I need to be away from the cabin for awhile.

    Good work and thanks for sharing!

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  • Spence

    What an awesome place, especially for 16K! I wonder what he uses for power? I noticed a stove. I’ve thought about using either a wood powered or natural-gas generator and until I can get a self sufficient micro-hydro & solar combination.

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  • jerryd

    I’m so jealous of you who live where wood like this is cheap!! Here in Fla wood prices are so high if you can even find one to fit your need. I build nearly everything out of wood including MC’s and cars but I’m having to go to other materials as wood prices rise.

    Great Job on the cabin!

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  • Dick Jeffers

    Loved it! Wish I had seen it twenty years ago.

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  • Randle

    Noticed the oven/stovetop combo and wonder who makes them and details.

    Thank You!

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  • Karen Batchelor

    Thanks for sharing this. I love that you built your tiny house with mostly reclaimed materials. The great workmanship really shows even from the photos.

    Can this house be moved somewhere else if you wanted to relocate?

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