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Off-Grid, Mushroom Cabin with Green Roof

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This is an off-grid, mushroom-inspired cabin with a green roof known as the Pickalotta built by Joel and Stephanie out of Chesterville, Ontario, Canada.

The owner-builders have been living off-grid in their self-built cabin for well over ten years. Now they built another structure to share with others who are curious about building an off-grid lifestyle. Learn more below!

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Tiny Mushroom Cabin with Living Roof in Ontario

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Images via Stephanie/Airbnb

The little cabin offers a wonderful kitchen with large windows. It’s known as the Pickalotta.

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Images via Stephanie/Airbnb

It’s a two-story cabin with a 15′ x 15′ footprint built using reclaimed telephone poles and furnished with vintage items.

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Images via Stephanie/Airbnb

The cabin has solar power and uses propane for heat. There’s an outdoor shower and an incinerating toilet.

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Images via Stephanie/Airbnb

Learn more about this unique cabin in the video below from Exploring Alternatives on YouTube.

VIDEO: Off-Grid Mushroom Cabin with Green Roof

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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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  • Marsha Cowan
    May 13, 2022, 11:59 am

    Whoa! I want that kitchen! This home is so beautiful inside! I love the outside areas, too, especially the covered porch. I love boardwalks, too! This place is do cool!

    • Stephanie Berry
      May 21, 2022, 4:55 pm

      Thank you 🙏

  • Ray
    May 13, 2022, 12:22 pm

    It’s a bit quirky but, I like it !

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