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DIY 704 Sq. Ft. Hand Built Off Grid Tiny Cabin

I had to show you this DIY hand built off grid tiny cabin in Cable, Wisconsin.

There’s something so cool about small cabins like this. And this one has a little bit of a modern touch to it because of the big windows and metal roof.

I also really like the surrounding deck and covered front porch for comfortable outdoor living. That’s a must in a small space. If you’re expecting interior photos unfortunately we’re not invited inside today. But I’ll let you know if we are in the future. 🙂

Update: Interior tour now available thanks to Desiderio Ruiz and UpNorthRealty.com. Please enjoy and share below.

DIY Hand Built Off Grid Tiny Cabin in Wisconsin

© Thomas Thornquest via cabinp

© Thomas Thornquest via cabinp

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the photo tour of this awesome little cabin below:

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Images © UpNorthRealty.com

This is a 704 sq. ft. 2 bedroom cabin in Cable, WI that just recently sold on the market for $116,000. Best of all it’s an off-grid home with no utility bills.

Both 11×8 bedrooms are upstairs and have wood floors. A wood stove heats the entire home. Water is provided by a drilled well. Lights are powered by solar and backed up with gas.

There’s a wood-fired sauna you can use nearby. Plus there’s a large 16 x 32 barn/workshop with a loft on the 5.12 acre property with nature trails and wildlife.

Learn more about this property here.

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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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  • Laurentia McIntosh June 5, 2014, 12:45 pm

    Well, posting a single-view shot is supremely unsatisfying. Are you here to taunt us, or actually show us your cabin?

    • Brian June 5, 2014, 2:22 pm

      I thought the same at first. Then I had a look at “Cabins” (Cabin Porn)
      and there was dozens, if not hundreds of fascinating cabins shots from around the globe. All eye candy and a great resource.

      • Brian September 21, 2014, 7:46 pm

        Oh its charming inside. I bet it sold fast and with the acres it was not expensive at all. Cheers from Australia

    • john June 5, 2014, 2:38 pm

      Single picture or not, this one’s worth seeing…not sharing great pictures that don’t include full spreads would cause too many great inspirations to remain unseen.
      I say share them all, single shots or multiple, if it merits recognition i want to see it.

    • Alex June 9, 2014, 11:57 am

      New interior pics just added (just refresh this page when you come back)

  • LaMar Alexander LaMar June 5, 2014, 1:07 pm

    I would guess it is a vacation cabin not designed for permanent living. I do like the covered porch and wrap around deck.

  • Carole June 5, 2014, 1:40 pm

    I love the outside design of this house. Wish we could see more and find out the sqare meters, etc. I could image a modern finish for this new house that I could build in town.

  • alice h June 5, 2014, 2:16 pm

    That little outbuilding looks like a sauna to me. I would need a screened in porch, bugs can be pretty awful in the summer. I don’t see any gutters, that metal roof is perfect for rainwater collection.

    • Alex June 9, 2014, 11:58 am

      Yup! It is a sauna. We’ve also added some interior shots of the cabin if you wanna check them out. Just refresh this page.

  • Paul June 7, 2014, 6:10 am

    That thing on the left as Jeff Bacon describes it is indeed a privy + bath house.

    Pictures can be seen on http://upnorthrealty.com/listings/eco-cabin-in-cable-wisconsin/

  • Princess Mom June 7, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Ooh, it’s lovely inside! Too bad it’s already sold.

  • Lisa E. September 21, 2014, 7:02 pm

    I’m not a fan of cabins, but this is really nice. (LOVE those wide floor boards!)
    The whole thing looks totally liveable and a great source of peace and comfort.
    Good job!

  • Suz September 23, 2014, 1:47 pm

    Do you have the plan layout for this anywhere? Interested to see how the bedrooms are positioned and where the bathroom is…

  • Deborah November 16, 2014, 3:50 pm

    Awful pricey to me all things considered but it sold so it just goes to show you…

  • Joe Ellis May 11, 2015, 5:08 pm

    This house looks nice and basic but I dont understand the silliness of the prices that are just crazy if you think I or other should spend any were near that price and the prices for most tiny homes. I really love the idea of tiny homes but its really a turn off to see these outragous prices that are way above price.

    • e. scott October 28, 2017, 5:39 pm

      Joe, Think LAND

  • Nancy October 18, 2015, 5:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing Alex. I like all the windows, the flooring and kitchen. Surprised few people noticed the lack of an indoor toilet.
    I lived in a cabin like this full time for one year, would never do it again. Having to go outside to use the toilet got to be a real pain/challenge in the cold/dark.
    Fortunately, the place I lived in had running water and a real staircase to get to the sleeping loft, thank goodness. Did get a bit crowded with 4 of us living there.

  • Carol Perry October 19, 2015, 4:25 pm

    Wow! The house from the outside looks huge, just love the interior. It has nice kitchenette, I love the hardwood floors!! The wood stove makes the place look very cozy. I enjoyed viewing this cabin but I would definitely want indoor plumbing. Thanks for sharing!! Carol Perry

  • e. scott October 28, 2017, 5:37 pm

    One word:


    I wouldn’t change a thing except put in stairs.

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