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Now You Can Replicate Dee Williams’ $10k Tiny House!


Do you want to build an inviting home that’s simple, functional and affordable? The Kozy Kabin Tiny House Plans from Dee Williams at PAD Tiny Houses could be just what you’re looking for.

While many tiny homes on wheels are getting larger, fancier and more complex, the Kozy Kabin keeps its simple roots. At 14 feet long, it’s 84 square feet on the main floor, plus a sleeping loft of about 40 square feet. There’s no running water, no dedicated bathroom, and Dee always ran it on just a “smidge” of solar electric power, but she was happy enough there for 12 years.

Dee famously built the original Kozy Kabin tiny house for $10,000 in 2004. She was able to build on a budget using tons of salvaged materials and putting in around four (unpaid) hours of time on its construction for three months. To build this house yourself today, budget for a construction cost anywhere between $15,000 and $25,000 depending on material choices.

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Dee Williams’ Original $10k Tiny Home (Plans Now Available)!

Dee Williams Kozy Kabin tiny house

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Dee Williams Kozy Kabin Tiny House

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Dee Williams Kozy Kabin Tiny House

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Dee Williams Kozy Kabin Tiny House

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Dee Williams Kozy Kabin Tiny House

Images © PAD Tiny Houses

Dee Williams Kozy Kabin Tiny House

Images © PAD Tiny Houses

Dee Williams Kozy Kabin Tiny House

Images © PAD Tiny Houses

Dee Williams Kozy Kabin Tiny House

Images © PAD Tiny Houses

Dee Williams Kozy Kabin Tiny House

Images © PAD Tiny Houses

Dee teaches tiny house workshops twice a year to help DIY tiny house builders work safe and smart, and always encourages others to customize their homes to their own needs and even the dimensions of their own bodies. Dee’s interior layout of a loft, built-in bench, and simple kitchen with a water jug, sink and single burner stove is suggested in the plans. But to make customization easier, PAD is offering the SketchUp file for the design as well!

As the builder of one of the first tiny homes on wheels out there, Dee has shared her home with millions online and with thousands in person. She even wrote a whole book about it: 2014’s The Big Tiny. Here’s one of our favorite video tours of Dee’s house:

Dee recently gave her original Kozy Kabin Tiny House to her nephew, and moved into an even-smaller home also of her own design – the 56-square foot Don Vardo Tiny House. But she wanted to send the Kozy Kabin off with a bang. So after driving it to Colorado and opening it for tours at the Tiny House Jamboree, the last step in the goodbye was to make the Kozy Kabin plans available for a new generation of DIY builders.

Visit PADTinyhouses.com to learn more about the Kozy Kabin Tiny House Plans and see tons more photos and more video tours of the house!

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Billy Ulmer

Billy Ulmer

Writer at PAD Tiny Houses
Billy Ulmer is the author of the Life in a Tiny House Ebook, a collection of photos and in-depth interviews with people who designed and built their own tiny homes. He is a co-owner of PADTinyHouses.com.
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  • September 26, 2016, 9:05 am

    Nice little get away. All depends on how much you think you need. Thank you for sharing.

  • Avatar kevin
    September 26, 2016, 10:49 am

    I’m curious about the wall heater, it looks as though it might be electric as there is the plug under it, but it looks like it has a little chimney as well… gas?
    thanks!

  • Avatar ZACHARY E MOHRMANN
    September 26, 2016, 11:28 am

    A sweet tiny house…! It looks so warm and inviting, that you could only wish it were yours…

  • Avatar garrison
    September 26, 2016, 11:37 am

    … you’ve touched my heart … thank you …

  • Avatar ROSEE
    September 26, 2016, 5:48 pm

    Good job!

  • Avatar Susanne
    September 26, 2016, 6:41 pm

    It would be nice to have a hot shower, though….in your own house…:) plus I wonder why she’s going even smaller.

    • Avatar pat
      September 27, 2016, 12:53 pm

      Susanne, Dee explains her reasons for going tinier here:
      https://padtinyhouses.com/why-go-tinier/
      Additionally, Dee has some serious heart issues and is 10 years older than when she built/moved into her tiny house. I think the loft bed may become (or is becoming) an issue. She has a good sized dog that sleeps with her, so she has to get the dog up and down that ladder, too. Dee already owned the vardo and had used it as an office. I guess the vardo made for an easy way to take on the challenge of tinier, and I’ve read somewhere that she is going to tweak the vardo (a toilet and a “kitchen”). She is an inspiration.

  • Avatar Sarah
    September 26, 2016, 6:51 pm

    All I can say is WOW WOW WOW. Love this. The wood is absolutely beautiful. Love your sink and your design choices. Very cozy, homey and just plain beautiful! All I would need to bring would be a few patchwork quilts I made.

  • Avatar Matt
    September 26, 2016, 7:51 pm

    I love the wood work in there it makes the house look cozy and inviting you had a wonderful idea in your head and executed it perfectly. Thanks for sharing it has inspired me to draw blueprints for my own creation, and again thanks for sharing.

  • Avatar ZACHARY E MOHRMANN
    March 23, 2017, 7:24 pm

    I love this tiny house…! And I take my hat off to Dee, for a job well done…! Anyone looking to build a tiny house should check out her house first before they start to build….

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      March 27, 2017, 8:58 am

      I agree! Dee is awesome.

  • Avatar Michael
    September 1, 2017, 6:54 pm

    Hello,
    I just spent $49 on the Kozy Kabin plans from PAD. However, they did not come with a Sketchup file. And PAD doesn’t seem to return emails.

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