Back in 2006, David inherited a 14×16 cabin on his grandfather’s homestead from his father. Since then, he’s slowly taken the empty cabin and made it an awesome nature getaway that he enjoys twice a year. David lives 600 miles away from his cabin, but spends a month there when he can.
He added an awesome screened-in porch to the cabin and a Murphy bed for sleeping. The cabin is both plumbed and wired for ultimate enjoyment.
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224 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin w/ Screened-in Porch
Lovely hydrangeas planted outside.
This is what David started with.
It needed some work for sure!
He does upgrades each visit
His kitchen upgrades.
Bunk beds for more guests.
He installed this great Murphy bed.
This is the compact bathroom.
A look inside the porch.
The other building is David’s grandfather’s home.
Lots of wildlife around
What a cool spot.
Q&A w/ David:
How did you first become seriously interested in tiny homes?
I inherited one from my dad, that is on land in Alabama that my great grandfather homesteaded. His house is still standing about 50 yards from my place.
What type of tiny house do you have or are you working on?
It’s a 14′ x16′ shed that’s been plumbed & wired.
Why did you go tiny? What are you hoping to get out of it for yourself?
It’s a place to get away from it all & enjoy nature.
How long did it take you to finish your tiny house?
Still not done, I’ve been remodeling it since 2006. It’s 600 miles from where I live & I go work on it in the Spring & Fall every year, spend about 2 weeks each trip.
What’s been the most challenging part about your tiny house so far?
Repairs after hurricane Zeta.
What benefits are you experiencing from it so far?
The inter peace I feel while I’m there & the satisfaction I feel after each project is finished.
What helpful piece of advice would you give to others who are interested in going tiny? What mistakes could you help them avoid?
LOL, measure twice, cut once. Honestly, triple check everything you plan, before you start. I can stress that enough.
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Our big thanks to David for sharing! 🙏
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That screened in porch just wraps this package up nicely. Looks like a wonderful little place.
I would like to see more pictures of this, I LOVE the screened in porch, I might have considered walling part of up and putting my kitchen out there depending on where in Alabama it is, Living where I plan to live an outdoor kitchen is very doable and it this point likely, then you could have even more living space inside the house.
What a great little get-away! Lovely scenery — nature everywhere and the tribute to his relative for sure!