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Man Building Tiny Cabin in the Woods

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This tiny cabin in the woods story is a guest post by Joe Slade

I am in the process of building this tiny cabin in the woods in Attala County, Mississippi.

It sits in the middle of 22 acres of hardwoods with no roads on the property.

All building supplies are carried in by hand. I just finished painting it to protect it for years to come.

My 160 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cabin Project


Images © Joe Slade

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I’m using the textured deck restore paint and it gives it a stucco feel.

We wrapped the front and side with a deck.

The next step is to build the composting toilet room on the back and put safety railings on the deck.

We are going to use reclaimed pallets for the steps and to build a bed/sofa. I will install a rain barrel with a filter and run flex piping inside as the water source.

I figured 60 gallons should work with conservation.

I love the other post contributions on other reader’s projects.

Our big thanks to Joe Slade for sharing his inspiring tiny cabin project with all of us!

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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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  • September 22, 2014, 3:09 pm

    I’d assume the holes in the walls are for access to the bolts… it was pre-fabricated in pieces, and then assembled in the woods, once carried, out, and bolted together. Cool little place- I’d like to see it once decorated. I almost like it better without the deck- like a spaceship in the woods, but completely understand how the deck will enhance the usability of this place. Nice work!

    • Alex
      September 22, 2014, 5:20 pm

      Thanks Deek! I appreciate the hole explanation too 😀

  • Rich
    October 13, 2014, 7:07 pm

    Tx Joe for your “whole” explanation/confirmation 😉

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