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I Haz a Tiny Cabin in the Woods!


I smiled from ear to ear when I read these words from the messages area of our Tiny House Talk Facebook Page.

“I haz a tiny cabin in the woods! I’m on the Olympic Peninsula.”

Yes! I love when I get to hear of people achieving their goals, especially when they finish or acquire a tiny home. So Bogdan was nice enough to let me share some photos of the tiny cabin with you.

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Updated January 4, 2019

“I Haz a Tiny Cabin!” 😸

I Haz a Tiny Cabin in the Woods!

Please enjoy more photos and info on this little cabin in the woods below:

I Haz a Tiny Cabin in the Woods!

Interior of the Cabin

I Haz a Tiny Cabin in the Woods!

Bowie looks happy. πŸ™‚

Front of the Tiny Cabin

I Haz a Tiny Cabin in the Woods!

Here are some highlights based on the cabin and the land directly from Bogdan:

  • So it’s near Lake Cushman, on a mountain so it’s at about 1200ft elevation. About 3 miles from the grid, so I bring in my own water, cut my own wood, bring in lamp oil for light, etc.

  • The cabin was built by Rough Cut Sheds (search FB) and Ron, the owner, helped me move it up there. It’s sitting on a super steep grade, that a local man with a dozer helped me level a ledge to put the cabin on

  • We live in Seattle so we go out to the cabin on weekends. It’s beautiful, silent, it smells amazing.
  • The property is 5 acres of mature forest, surrounded by protected state land.
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Bogdan, thank you so much for sharing your tiny cabin with us.πŸ™

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  • Avatar Mopsa

    Wow, this is so cozy! I love it πŸ™‚ Just saved it for future inspiration.

  • Avatar Dave Cantlin

    Perfect tiny house! I’m way down here in Florida living in a “cracker’ house that I built. I can’t see any neighbors and I can certainly identify with your passion for peace. Good Job!

    • Avatar Annette

      Reminds me of Germany small and efficient no waste ..how do people live in such huge Homes what a waste Conserve and build small …No Electric bill and should the inevitable happen small homes are prepared for comfy living .ahhhhhhhhh

    • Avatar jim sadler

      I also am in Florida but in a town. The very early settlers in Florida were often more primitive than the native Indians. I’m not certain about the exact difference between a shotgun shack and a cracker shack. But the further back you go the smaller the homes seemed to have been. Some of the really primitive settlers had lean to dwellings that were so low to the ground that one could never stand up inside. They really did live in misery. Many raised cattle to be sold in Georgia or Alabama.

      • Avatar Cahow

        jim wrote: “But the further back you go the smaller the homes seemed to have been.”

        Right you are, jim. But, what people need to remember, is that they were STARTER HOUSES, built by folks that came from Europe with the clothes on their back, very little money and NO JOB! So, they homesteaded acreage, built a dwelling out of what was there (logs, sod, wagon), had a successful crop (hopefully), built a more permanent dwelling, had more successful crops, built a much LARGER permanent dwelling with real windows and a wood floor and so on and so on and so on. Not a single solitary immigrant stayed in those tiny shacks they built to exist in when coming to America: I know, I come from those people. They were either abandoned or turned into chicken coops or an outdoor kitchen if they were large enough. My best friend’s dad is 80 years young and just completed a 6 bedroom/7 bathroom home back in Ireland where he immigrated from in the 50’s to America. When he was a child growing up, his entire family lived in a sod dug out, on their Irish farm. Part of the large reason why he’s building his retirement home in Ireland so LARGE, is to prove to the “folks back home”, that he “made it” and was a success. They are pea green with envy (so he acchieved his goal)and the kids and grandkids in America can’t wait to go stay at “Grandpa’s New Home!” I guess it boils down to, “Where Did You Come From and Is It Worth Repeating?” I grew up Off Grid for the first 16 years of my life and it is NOT worth repeating, thank you very much. I paid my dues.

        • Avatar Theo

          LMAO Can’t say I actually grew up off the grid, but we had no hot water or indoor plumbing until I was in the 7th grade, and that is because we moved.

        • Avatar Gordon D.

          I to say this but I got a few YEARS on Cahow,I was raised and lived off the grid 23 years.I never knew any better.Kerosene lamps,out house wood stove both cooking and heating.HELL I’d turn back time if I could and stay there.For living off the grid was the life to live.NO phone,TV.,Just real living and good working healthy living.

    • Avatar Dan

      Where and how were you able to build your own house, I have been racking my brain trying to figure out where I can build my tiny dome home in Florida, any help would be greatly appreciated thanks Dan

      • Avatar Steve in Micco

        Dan….I too am here in Florida. The problem in many counties is do-gooder politicians and huge developers setting up building codes requiring bigger houses in the name of the greater good. Often it is best to go the THOW route just to avoid the hassle of building department code enforcers. I hear morth of me an hour up in Rockledge, the city officials are supposedly easing back a bit on some of these statists goals of minimum house/lot sizes. Glad to see a smidgen of common sense happening.

  • Avatar Ralph

    This is sooo FUN-TASTIC. I love it.

  • LaMar Alexander LaMar

    Super weekend cabin!

    Pre-built sheds can make a great cabin for vacation or even long term living if you insulate them and put in a few windows. For people without a lot of time or skills to build this is a great idea.

    laMar

  • Avatar Gloria

    Wow, you’ve been doing a WONDERFUL job of promoting tiny houses lately, Alex. Kudos to you! I’ve been following you for a while now, and I see that you have been working hard with locating all of these amazing little homes. They are so beautiful. I wish you all good things to you… You are inspiring a lot of people. I thought my house was small (and it IS!) but the things that I see people do with even smaller abodes amaze me and inspire me. Thanks for sharing with us, and for finding all of these homes for us to see! πŸ™‚
    Best,
    Gloria

  • Avatar Gloria

    p.s. I neglected to say: Congratulations to Bogdan on a beautiful home!!!!! He deserves major congrats!! I love his interior decorating — very cottagey-ish, which is popular right now, whether tiny home or huge home! (Although I don’t think Bogdan cares about what’s “in” – LOL!) It is still perfect though. πŸ™‚
    Best,
    Gloria

  • Avatar Cahow

    “How much wood would a Bogdan chuck if a Bogdan could chuck wood?”

    Apparently…quite a bit, based on the second photo! Looks like a cord of wood EXPLODED along the driveway! (LOL)

    Very Little House in The Big Woods. Charmingly done.

    So, Bogdan can haz a tiny cabin, BUT…can he haz a cheezburger, too? πŸ˜‰

  • Avatar maggie davis

    i serve at-risk animals in a variety of ways, and i love and have lived in tiny houses. years ago i built an off grid beauty from recycled materials collected from old barns and junkyards and off trucks –this even before the TH movement began when no one had heard of Tumbleweed and now, the rest of the creative companies. my dream is that a group of tiny house animal lovers would lease land together (land trust in Downeast Maine) and live in their THs on the land. the common thread? benefiting old, ill, special needs, at-risk dogs (and any other animal in need that crossed our path). this unique all embracing dream would attract those who were sympathetic and able to offer support. it would be simple and no frill and loving. we would not spend or expand beyond our means. no debt! i’ve googled, but as far as i know no such animal centered TH community exists. what do you think? imagine communities like this springing up everywhere for the sake of our deserving voiceless friends.
    (what a great website, Alex. thank you.)

    • Avatar coffeewitholiver

      I love your idea for having lots of Tiny Housers come together to care for needy animals! I hope to be able to do something similar on a small scale on my own property here in Washington State.
      Parker

      • Avatar maggie davis

        thanks for your reply, Parker. would that you lived in Maine!
        if you know anyone in Downeast Maine who might be a possibility for this kind of community, in advance, thanks for letting me know. i am actively looking for land.
        maggie

  • Avatar Cahow

    I just saw this, missed it the first read: “β– We live in Seattle so we go out to the cabin on weekends. It’s beautiful, silent, it smells amazing.”

    Ah, so it’s a Vacation Home, not a Full Time home! Okay, I could do that…that would be fun. Like camping but with a nicer bed. πŸ™‚ But full time….nah.

  • Avatar alice h

    I can almost smell the woodsmoke . . . I see there are some fairly solid shutters for the windows, good idea around all those trees if the wind starts knocking stuff flying. I’

    • Avatar alice h

      meant to say, before my finger spazzed on the submit button, I’m constantly amazed how far those trees can throw branches during stormy weather.

  • Avatar Doc

    Are you really living off the grid when there really is no grid where you live???
    Well done Bogdan.

  • Avatar Pavel - Desired World

    The reactions beautiful houses like this get are interesting. It is a dream to own something like it.

    Meanwhile, these people typically live in the city, work a reasonable paying job, are mortgaged to the teeth and feel all they can do, to escape the treadmill, is dreams.

    I think the best thing these folk can do is read blogs like this one and see that the dream can become a reality. That’s what I did.

    The worst thing you can do is look at one so-called limitation in your life and throw the whole idea away. “But I have kids!” “But” this, “But” that. Don’t do it! Look at the opportunities first, get the drive, and then see if you can work through the challenges.

    I want the off-grid dream. I don’t drive – never have, never intend to. What was I to do, throw it away because cars are perceived mandatory for rural living? Nah. Transportation simply became a higher priority in my search for land. Sure enough, I found a place that is cycling distance from two towns and has a daily bus service.

  • Avatar Spanky

    Love it! I need one too!

  • Avatar Saturday Sportsman

    I would live there forever.

  • Avatar Trinity

    This little home looks so inviting, like the perfect place to snuggle up with a good book. It wouldn’t be difficult to picture myself living here, very happily, and makes me want a tiny home of my own all the more. Thanks for sharing another great tiny home!

  • Avatar Georgina

    I definitely want to live in a tiny home, not sure about wheels yet. I am sure there are alot of bylaws to prevent building one.

  • Avatar Shag

    Love the Dood!!!

  • Avatar Mimi

    THIS is the best and COZIEST tiny house I have seen yet! No one else’s has come near to the cozy factor that this one has! I love it! I wish there were more photos though. Would love to see every nook and cranny! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the share!! πŸ™‚

  • Avatar Karen R

    Lovely, cozy retreat . . .but not for me. I love small but not off grid. Hooray for those who are harder than I! (I grew up camping in a tent on vacations, so I earned my stripes, but I hope to never again be more than a few feet away from a flush toilet.)

  • Avatar Charlotte Wheeler

    Now your talking. This is exactly what I am going for. Simple, cozy, genuinely rustic. I am a Brit currently living in Alaska (doing masters degree) and this would fit beautifully wooded area where I ski and trail bike. I am always looking for this simple style. Not into tiny houses that try to be a regular house but in a smaller space. Lovely. And yes…..slightly green.

  • Avatar Gabriella

    Typical retreat from the flavor of the pioneers in a very private adventure Free!!

  • Avatar Norinda

    Absolutely love the tiny house, looks comfy, did not see a compost toilet but being off the grid you can go in the woods…I would live in it…in a hearbeat…ENJOY!!!

  • Avatar Lisa E.

    I’m definitely NOT a cabin kinda girl but this place is REALLY nice.
    I could live here, no worries. Great job!!!

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