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Father/Son Build $15k Tiny Cabin… How To Build A Cabin

This is the story of a father/son who built a $15k tiny cabin.

It is off-grid and located over a mile from the nearest road.

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Father and Son Build $15,000 Tiny Cabin in the Woods

This cabin is designed to comfortably host friends and family. It’s a hunting cabin.

It’s set up with bunk beds, a fireplace, dining table, kitchen, bathroom, and of course the cozy living area by the fireplace.

You can get the full tour and learn more about it (including how it was designed and built) in the video below.

VIDEO – How To Build An Off-Grid Solar Cabin

This is a video documenting the process of building an off-the-grid cabin located over a mile from the nearest road. Basic carpentry skills are needed, but photos document how most of this was accomplished. The cabin’s sole source of power is solar. The cost of this build was about $15,000 but there was no labor charges as it was self-built.

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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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  • Melissa
    August 9, 2019, 9:01 pm

    Great cabin. I was hoping he would talk about the ladder/steps to the loft. I’ve never seen that before.

    • DeanMk1
      August 21, 2019, 4:59 pm

      Yes, that pivoting stairwell is quite the ingenious design.

  • Corina
    August 10, 2019, 8:28 am

    What a beautiful video. What a loving relationship between the father and a son. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  • Marnie
    February 18, 2021, 3:48 pm

    Beautiful cabin and very well thought plan and video! Thank you for sharing!!

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