Meet Jesse: A (now-adult) who built his Off-Grid Tiny Cabin in the woods of Maine as a teenager, back before people were really using the term “tiny house.”
Besides being made from 80% recycled material, Jesse built most of the rustic abode by hand “with a saw and an axe.” It’s very primitive with a wood stove, gravity-fed “running” water, composting outhouse, and outdoor brick oven, but it’s a work of art that Jesse made with his own two hands.
He filled it with food bought in bulk, books, his photography and editing equipment (including a huge Mac that you’d expect in a high-end modern home!) and tons of camping/outdoorsy accouterments. Be sure to watch his video tour! And if you check out his Instagram, you can see he’s made some updates and is living their with Jayne.
Jesse’s Off Grid Tiny Cabin in Maine, Built with Axe & Saw
Jesse in front of his hand-built home.
One side of the house with gravity-fed sink.
That cabinet is the first thing he built!
Looking out his main window. See the Mac in the corner?
Reading a book in the bedroom loft.
Video: Jesse’s Off Grid Tiny Cabin in Maine, Built with Axe & Saw
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