I thought you would enjoy this shed from a tiny house design that was converted into an amazing little bunkhouse. Sheds make great bunkhouses because they are typically small and simple in design. Additionally, sheds can be easily insulated to create a comfortable living space. And, because they are not attached to a house, they can be located anywhere on your property – making them ideal for guest houses or rental units. If you are thinking about converting a shed into a bunkhouse, be sure to check with your local zoning laws to ensure that the project is permitted.
The owner Sue did a great job not only in the design and the interior but also in completing this project for only around $12,000. I find these sheds converted into tiny houses so fun and interesting and it’s fun to see people convert them into beautiful tiny homes like the one below. If your shed is located in an area with good weather, you may want to consider adding a porch, just like Sue did. This will give you additional outdoor space to enjoy and can even be used as an extra bedroom or office. See how she did it below!
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From Shed to Cabin for $12,000
The interior of the shed actually features a rather odd setup since the bathroom is open but a curtain was added after this image was taken to add a bit of privacy to it. In this case, I’d prefer to have an outhouse or one can even transform the entire shed into a bathhouse! What would you do?
I wouldn’t mind having this tiny cabin in the backyard to work out of or have as a guest cabin for visitors or maybe even just use it as an office or writing room. Either way, it can be such a nice addition to one’s property.
Could you imagine living in this pre-built shed turned into a tiny house on wheels?
Here is what Sue has to say about her project
“We bought a 10 x 16 cedar sided “shed” type shell building that we finished as a “bunkhouse”. We live in a small 464 sq ft cabin built on site by the same company that built the shed and brought it out. We finished it, doing all the work ourselves except for the electrical rough-in and the plumbing, which included hooking to our septic system. We just added a 5 x 16 deck to the bunkhouse. Total cost for the project was right at $12,000. No permits or inspections were required for our area and we are in a warm climate. The wall AC Unit also has heat.” – Sue
Sheds are not just for storage anymore – they can be turned into livable spaces! A shed can be converted into a tiny house, guest house, office, or rental unit with some effort and planning. The first step is to check with your local zoning laws to ensure that the project is permitted.
Is it cheaper to build a shed house?
The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, including the cost of materials and labor, the size and features of the shed, and the location. However, in general, it is cheaper to build a shed than it is to build a traditional house. This is because sheds are typically smaller and simpler in design than houses, making them easier and less expensive to build. Additionally, sheds can be built using recycled materials, which can further reduce the cost.
How do I convert a shed into a livable area?
There are a few things to consider when converting a shed into a livable area. First, you will need to insulate the shed to make it comfortable to live in. Additionally, you will need to install electric and plumbing hookups if you want running water and electricity in your shed. Finally, you may want to finish the interior of the shed to make it more comfortable and inviting. By taking these steps, you can turn a shed into a cozy and functional living space.
How much does it cost to turn a shed into a livable area?
The cost of converting a shed into a livable space will vary depending on the size of the shed and the extent of the renovations. However, in general, you can expect to spend a few thousand dollars on the project. This includes the cost of materials, labor, and any necessary permits or inspections. By taking the time to convert a shed into a livable space, you can create an affordable and convenient living area.
Can I turn a shed into a tiny house?
Sheds can be turned into tiny houses quite easily and cheaply and there are a number of companies that will do it for you but it’s also possible to do it yourself if you’re handy with tools. The first step is to insulate the shed properly so that it meets building code requirements for a dwelling. This means adding insulation to the walls, ceiling, and floor. You’ll also need to install electric and plumbing hookups if you want running water and electricity in your shed. Finally, you may want to finish the interior of the shed to make it more comfortable and inviting. By taking these steps, you can turn a shed into a cozy and functional living space.
When it comes to cost, it is cheaper to build a shed than it is to build a traditional house. This is because sheds are typically smaller and simpler in design than houses, making them easier and less expensive to build. Additionally, sheds can be built using recycled materials, which can further reduce the cost. If you’re handy with tools and willing to put in some elbow grease, you can save even more money by doing the work yourself. However, if you’re not confident in your ability to complete the project, it is best to hire a professional to do it for you.
Can you actually live in a Home Depot shed?
Yes, you can live in a Home Depot shed! There are a number of companies that will convert sheds into livable spaces for an additional cost. However, if you’re handy with tools and willing to put in some elbow grease, you can save money by doing the work yourself. To make your shed livable, you will need to insulate it properly and install electric and plumbing hookups. You may also want to finish the interior of the shed to make it more comfortable and inviting. By taking these steps, you can turn a shed into a cozy and functional living space.
Sheds from Home Depot are typically small in size, making them ideal for converting into tiny homes. Additionally, because they are not attached to a house, they can be located anywhere on your property – making them ideal for guest houses or rental units. If you are thinking about converting a shed into a tiny home, be sure to check with your local zoning laws to ensure that the project is permitted.
She sheds are the female equivalent of man caves – they are private spaces where women can relax, work on hobbies, or just enjoy some peace and quiet. Like man caves, she sheds can be located anywhere on your property – in the backyard, on the side of the house, or even in the garage. When planning your she-shed, be sure to include plenty of storage for your belongings, as well as comfortable furniture and decor that reflects your personal style.
Sheds can be turned into livable spaces and rented out on Airbnb! This is a great way to earn extra income, as well as provide a unique and cozy place for travelers to stay.
Sheds used as In-Law Spaces
Sheds can be turned into livable spaces and used as in-law spaces, and many people around the world are doing just that and therefore avoiding high mortgages and rents. This is a great way to keep costs low while providing a cozy place for your family.
Single dad turns shed into cheap/DIY/debt-free tiny home
This is the story of a single father who wanted to simplify his life after divorce by living in a tiny house with zero debt so that he wouldn’t have to stress about money and be able to spend more quality time with his daughter.
So he converted a shed into his very own debt-free tiny home and has been living in it for over three years. He was even featured on HGTV! You can enjoy a video tour of his tiny home plus enjoy an interview with him below thanks to the folks at Our Journey to Bliss.
Debt-free With A Tuff Shed Turned Tiny House
Shawn and Jess have been living tiny now for more than four years in an RV, and they recently finished this tiny house on a foundation where they will vacation and plan to retire someday!
This is a great example of a new shed transformed into a tiny living space. They purchased the shell from Tuff Shed and then Shawn built out the entire interior of the home. It has two lofts, a large main living area, and a bathroom/kitchen in the back. While the indoor kitchen is quite minimal, there’s a large outdoor patio area with a grill and more.
Family Transforms Shed into Farmhouse for $15K
Katy and Michael transformed a storage shed on some family property into their adorable 280-square-foot farmhouse! The couple have two girls, and together they just finished their second week of tiny living.
Their main goal in going tiny was to save money so they can eventually build their own spot. After years of renting, they wanted a home that really looked like “theirs” while being able to save. They spent just $15,000 on this amazing build, which includes a downstairs bedroom, bathroom, and an open-concept living and kitchen space.
They’re located in Round Top, Texas, and shared their story with us below! Enjoy!
Couple Turns Shed into a Floating Cottage
Meet the Joneses! Brandon and Sarah were living in a normal house when the opportunity arose for them to purchase what would become a gorgeous houseboat. But at the beginning, it was really just a floating shed without any amenities!
Eventually, the couple and their dog would love to sail the globe together, but this gives them a life on the water while they save up for a new adventure. We got to interview the couple, so enjoy learning more about their life after the photo tour!
Tiny House w/ She-Shed on 5 Acres in New Mexico
Jen contacted us because she’s selling the tiny home, she shed, and storage unit she has lived in for the past three years. What’s super awesome is that the park model home sits on almost five acres in New Mexico! So you’ll have a permanent spot for your tiny lifestyle.
The main home has a first-floor bedroom layout and features a full bathroom, bedroom, and spacious living area. In the storage unit, there’s the water heater and washer and dryer (as well as space to store plenty of things!). The she-shed is set up as a magical space to get away from it all, and could be transformed into a guest cottage.
Marsha’s Shed Tiny House Remodel (2021)
Most of you know Marsha and her famous tiny house builds that she has so graciously shared with us over the years. This is an update on her 8×8 shed tiny house since she added a customized French door.
From her micro houses to her short-bus skoolie conversion, to her more recent truck-bed micro cottage and her shed tiny house in Denton, North Carolina, Marsha has built quite a number of micro and tiny homes. In this post, you’ll get to see the latest improvements to her 8×8 shed-based tiny home! The most notable improvement is that she replaced a standard white exterior door with a custom French door which makes the world of a difference! Check it out!
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