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He Built This Tiny Round Cabin For Only $4,000

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This is the story of Kris’s tiny round cabin that he built for only $4,000.

In this video, he had just been living in it for about a year.

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Off-Grid in his $4,000 Tiny Round Cabin

Everything in this little cabin is completely custom and one-of-a-kind.

The little round cabin has a sleeping loft above the living space. There’s also a bath in the open area.

It lives very much like a yurt.

…With technology too!

Lighting, plumbing, water heater,…

Everything you need, and probably, how it should really be. A cozy and beautiful home built for just a few thousand dollars.

Video – A Year Off-Gird in Tiny Round Cabin

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  • Baxter
    August 5, 2019, 5:20 pm

    4K pounds, not $4k (dollars).

  • Sheri
    August 5, 2019, 6:15 pm

    I like this Walden cabin. Toilet is where?

    • James D.
      August 6, 2019, 1:06 am

      Outhouse, he has a solar shower and composting toilet set up…Also built himself an earth bag workshop. So he has more than just the cabin now…

      • april hunter
        June 3, 2021, 10:00 pm

        Is there more on the outhouse toilet/shower and workshop? I’d like to see that setup. Thanks!

        • James D.
          June 3, 2021, 10:23 pm

          His youtube channel is his vlog, the linked video was from 3 years ago. So he’s posted a lot of updates since then that you can watch for what he’s been up to and additional info on what he’s done.

  • August 14, 2019, 1:49 pm

    In the photo with the finger pointing to the water heater? Can you say more about this system.
    THanks Corina
    or pm me at [email protected]

  • Donna Rae
    January 29, 2021, 2:42 pm

    I love the materials they used for the exterior/walls. The interior is very cozy and I think I could be comfortable there. It is inspirational for those who can spend a few more dollars to make some important modifications. I would definitely want an attached bathroom where that bathtub could be used along with the toilet and shower you say are in a separate outhouse. The loft would have been fabulous when I was young…I lived in a converted tile factory once in my 20’s with a loft and it was great…but I would now want to add a few more square feet in order to have the bed downstairs. Hide that water heater! 😉 Maybe put it in a small room alongside the washer/dryer. Ok. I admit I have taken it to a different level but charming/rustic and living away from a rat race lifestyle doesn’t have to mean living without basic conveniences. Again, I might feel differently if I was younger. Senior citizens have earned…and require…a little more comfort…well, that’s my opinion and I’m sticking with it! hee hee

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 29, 2021, 8:20 pm

    I want to build one of these so badly, and after I get this litle house really finished (planning some updates), I want to use the left over logs on my son’s property (from logging a few acres) to try one of these houses. this one is very pretty and comfy inside. The loft seems to have lots of room, and it’s amazing the electricity, running hot water, and other amenitites he got in there. Pretty cool!

  • Eric
    January 30, 2021, 3:21 pm

    There’s nothing round about that house except for the logs in the walls.

    • James D.
      January 31, 2021, 12:47 am

      Well, it’s not a sphere but it is more roundish than square…

      • Eric
        November 24, 2021, 4:38 pm

        …or squarish round. 😮

  • Susan
    June 5, 2021, 12:49 pm

    Great cabin! Managed to get all the creature comforts into a small space. But, I would need a 1st floor sleeping space. I don’t think it would be difficult to do with this set up…

  • Fran Marie
    November 24, 2021, 3:54 pm

    This is gorgeous in it’s simplicity. I love this! I wish I could get my husband on board with this lifestyle choice…..

  • Stephen P Johnson
    November 25, 2021, 9:25 am

    A skylight would work well for lighting in the daytime.

  • Husabergchamp
    October 9, 2022, 1:21 pm

    A Murphy bed would work and not use up valuable lower level space during the day. Save the upstairs bed for guests.

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