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Man Builds a $1k Tiny Cabin using Free Plans

This is a tiny cabin a man built with just 1,000 euros using free open source plans he found online.

Outside, you’ll notice the house is shaped like the hull of a boat. The roof/walls of the home are wood-paneled on the inside, with a layer of sheep’s wool for insulation and then a layer of canvas tacked overtop.

When you go inside, you’ll find a very minimalist interior that includes some low-lying storage, a woodburning stove for heat, and a bed. The sink on one wall has no running water but drains out the bottom when you use it to wash your face or the dishes. A window on one end of the house creates a wonderful cross breeze with the open front door. The electricity comes from one solar panel. How does he cook? A nearby caravan includes a kitchenette with a propane oven and a dinette.

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Man Builds a $1k Tiny Cabin using Free Plans


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.

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  • Gabrielle Charest February 26, 2016, 6:25 pm

    Nicely done.

  • Wickedjulia February 26, 2016, 10:27 pm

    Where is the link for the open source floor plan?

  • Dave O'Brien February 27, 2016, 2:36 am

    These inexpensive homes (staying debt free) are TRULY the way to freedom. THIS IS THE NUMBER 1 WAY TO BEAT THE SYSTEM!!!

  • Brian February 27, 2016, 7:08 am

    That’s pretty nice, but I don’t even want to think about how many mice are living under the canvas.

  • Theo February 27, 2016, 8:32 pm

    First, 1,000 euros is equal to $1093.20, not $1000.00. Nice work – mostly, but I’m wondering about mice too. The really positive thing is no loft bed; however, you have to go to a camper to cook and eat, outside to wash dishes, outside to shower (bet that’s great both ways in the winter), outside to the loo. Tell me again, what’s the positive part?

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