This is the story of a couple who teamed up and decided to build their own 250 square foot tiny cabin made out of mostly reclaimed materials for only around $7,000 in material costs. They did all the labor themselves.
And since they built their tiny home on a foundation on their own land they continually make improvements to the place to better meet their needs. For example, they’ve added a porch and a bathroom so far to the original design.
Originally the structure was 12’x20′ until they added the porch and bathroom which extends the footprint to 18’x20′. Lots of the materials were salvaged from a barn along with other random finds that they repurposed.
Please don’t miss other awesome stories like this – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter!
Couple Build Debt-free $7k DIY Off Grid Tiny Cabin
It’s 13-ft. by 22-ft.
286-sq.-ft. plus an 8-ft. by 22-ft. covered porch.
They built it back in 2009 for around $8,000 to $10,000.
All of the work was done themselves.
Growing your own feed can be the best feeling.
This little cabin even collects rainwater.
Rainbow, happy dog, and a tiny cabin.
This outdoor kitchen is perfect.
Look at all of the wall storage.
One room for everything because it’s a micro cabin. You can see the actual layout below.
Outdoor space, too, though.
Recycled window separator. Love this!
Outside, from another angle.
They used recycled movie theater seats for the covered porch.🎬
It’s kind of nice how the seats go up when you’re not sitting, which saves space. Kind of makes sense in a tiny house. It’s like the Murphy bed of chairs, isn’t it?
How cute is that!
Couple living tiny with two pitbulls.
It’s all good!
The sun feels so good on this pup!
Rainbow over the tiny cabin.
The floor plan and layout.
Another design sketch.
They Built A 250-sq.-ft. Eco Cabin
If you found this inspiring too, please reshare it (if you want to) using the social/email buttons below. Thanks!
And if you want more tiny housing goodness in your email you’ll love joining our free daily tiny house newsletter with lots more!
Latest posts by Alex (see all)
- 22-ft. Verve Tiny House Built For Mother-in-Law - September 23, 2021
- Tru Form Tiny Builds Park Model Tiny House For Dillon Beach Resort - September 22, 2021
- Roberta’s Small Cottage In Costa Rica - September 21, 2021