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392 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin Built by Father and Son Now For Sale

This tiny cabin built by father and son for sale is a guest post by Henry Marmol

My son Nick and I built a semi tiny cabin in Wisconsin which can be used as a park model style home or can be placed on private land. The cabin is 14 x 20 with a loft space. This home is not on wheels so ideally it would be moved only once in order to keep costs down.

During the time we spent building the cabin we really became aware of the tiny house movement and it inspired us to build something small but with normal framing that is built to last and hold its value much like a regular home so that it can also be a long time investment that will increase in value and not decrease in value as most park models or trailer homes do.

Father/Son Built 392 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin For Sale


Images © Henry Marmol

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Images © Henry Marmol

I am aware of some tiny house movements in our state of Wisconsin which are being started to help the homeless. One in particular that I have learned of is Occupy Madison, Inc. which is helping the homeless by building and donating tiny homes for them while providing hands on learning and opportunities to volunteer. When I started the project with my son I did it so that I can teach my son the basics of building and spend quality bonding time with him. We are now ready to sell the cabin as planned however we are not sure how to reach the ideal buying community. I would like to donate $5,000.00 to Occupy Madison, Inc. from the proceeds of our sale. That is enough to build a tiny home for one homeless family. I think that this would be a fantastic way to cap off this project.

The cabin is being sold for $39,000.00. It consists of 392 square feet with one 8 x 8 bedroom, a 5′ x 8′ full bathroom, a 12′ x 14′ living/kitchen area with knotty hickory kitchen cabinets and a granite counter top with stainless steel sink and a stainless steel cooktop stove and a 8′ x 14′ sleeping loft. The cabin also features 3/4″ solid oak floors and 3/4″ solid tongue and groove knotty pine walls and ceilings, an electric heater/air conditioner.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures of the cabin which is sitting on a temporary foundation that we designed for easy loading onto a trailer or truck.

If you’re seriously interested please contact Henry Marmol Sr. at 22four-6two2-6five8six.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Cristina Lee
    October 23, 2014, 11:23 am

    Hello Alex, would you ask Henry Marmol please if I can communicate wwith him via his email?

  • Tom M.
    October 23, 2014, 12:53 pm

    Hello, just a thought for others getting ready to build a tiny house.
    Bring the loft floor down to just above the doors. We don’t even need headers over inside doors.
    In doing this while keeping same ridge height leaves room for a short kneewall in loft. Thus, making a big difference in loft area without effecting head room downstairs.
    Noticed all of us seem to overkill in the sizes of materials we use, thought I was the only one that did this. Cutdown size of joists and rafters, if need be place 12″ o.c.
    Nice job folks, you have a beautiful well made building. Enjoy!

    • terry p.
      October 28, 2014, 12:08 pm

      This does make sense, however that head space in the lower level would be effected and it is probably where you would spend the majority of your time. A nice high ceiling really opens up any room and probably make the bathroom/additional living area downstairs feel much less claustrophobic.

  • Comet
    October 23, 2014, 2:39 pm


    The builder mentions that this is being sold for some one to come and fetch and put it on their OWN land or in a park. Also mentions that they built it to be easy to load onto a trailer or truck.

  • Liz
    January 30, 2015, 9:24 am

    I. LOVE. IT!!!

  • gale
    June 21, 2015, 1:15 pm

    Nice home but would like to see more full size fridges. If you are as far out of a town as most of these homes, room for food storage would be important. Otherwise…great job.

  • Lisa E.
    June 21, 2015, 1:34 pm

    I just love that so many people are getting into building and donating homes for the homeless such as Occupy Madison and Make It Rain (who are in the process of building a house for Sam who had his tent home demolished without alternative housing being otherwise provided by local politicians.) I hope we see a lot more of this, and that cities and towns across the country will start putting certain amounts of land aside to accommodate THOW housing for those in need. (Otherwise, I wish politicians everywhere a winter outdoors with no place to live.)

  • John H.
    June 21, 2015, 7:01 pm

    The building appears to be about 16′ tall. Add a 2′ high trailer. 14′ wide plus overhangs. How do you move it down a highway?

  • Catherine
    June 22, 2015, 6:09 pm

    I agree that this house looks very well built. It’s also a great size, no claustrophobia here! I would like to suggest that in future they spend a little bit more on windows. Given that this is Wisconsin, I understand that more windows = more money on energy, but in those low light winter conditions we also really need as much natural light inside as possible.

  • Lori
    June 28, 2015, 4:30 pm

    Cannot access Madison site both domains have expired. Could owners of this cabin let them know both sites WordPress site as well have expired

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