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Couple’s Backyard Rustic/Modern/Reclaimed DIY Tiny House

I thought you might also like this hand-built rustic modern tiny house in Portland, Oregon.

It’s a backyard tiny home that was hand built by the homeowners (and their friends) on the property.

Best of all- they used mostly reclaimed and recycled materials to build and furnish the cabin. This not only keeps construction costs low, but it’s obviously amazing for the environment.

When you walk inside you’ll immediately notice the living room, kitchen, and ladder that takes you to the upstairs sleeping loft bedroom with a queen bed. And yes there’s a bathroom downstairs too.

Reclaimed Hand Built Modern Rustic DIY Tiny House


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Related: 3 Ways to Get Reclaimed Materials for your Tiny House Project

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Related: Students Design/Build Amazing Reclaimed Tiny Cabin in Norway (+ Free Plans)

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Just a few of the Reclaimed Materials Used to Build This Tiny House

  • Trim and shelves came from an old shed on the property.
  • Wood-clad windows came from a horse farm.
  • The kitchen refrigerator and stove combination came from a museum.
  • The hardwood floors and cedar siding were salvaged from local construction sites.
  • Reclaimed coffee table.
  • Storage lockers in the bedroom loft.

Related: Amazing Small Rustic Cabin Built Using Materials Salvaged from 100-year-old Barn

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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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  • Avatar Brenda
    June 12, 2014, 3:22 pm

    Just love this! Do you know the dimensions of this little bldg? Would love to build something very similar…its perfect!

  • Avatar Dina
    June 12, 2014, 3:26 pm

    love this house!!

  • Avatar Dominick Bundy
    June 12, 2014, 3:32 pm

    Like everything about this little house all the way around . (EXCEPT). Where is the closet? (for hanging clothes or generalize storage.) . Also I’d prefer a two burner gas cook top rather than the electric. The stair way to the loft is a big plus rather than the usual ladder.. Very well put together..

    • Avatar AmyCat
      October 20, 2015, 12:26 am

      Probably plenty of room for hanging closet items under the stairs…

  • Avatar Janet Lance
    June 12, 2014, 5:11 pm

    Good Day Alex, I am going to say this house is 400 sq ft, right? I would rather enlarge it by 500 more sq ft and add a second bedroom and bath.
    While adding a larger refreg and slip a small dish washer next to the kitchen sink.
    Love it besides the stairs and loft area, I love just one level designs.

    • Avatar AmyCat
      October 20, 2015, 12:27 am

      So, you want to MORE THAN DOUBLE the square footage? Not a “tiny house” anymore.

    • Avatar jaime
      October 25, 2015, 7:00 am

      yeah you would need a home theate room and a games room too? lol
      Another beroom would be ok if you were going to live with more people or a family though. I would enjoy that, do not like living alone in a big house.

    • Avatar Michael L
      June 11, 2016, 2:34 pm

      Janet the idea of a “Tiny House” is one 400 sq ft or under! It sounds like what you want is called a house! Lol. Good luck with your quest.

  • Avatar Joyce
    June 12, 2014, 9:41 pm

    Really want to know the square footage!

    • Avatar Paul
      July 11, 2014, 9:39 pm

      You can contact the owners by email… tinyhousepdx (At) gmail dot com

  • Avatar Margaret M
    June 12, 2014, 10:03 pm

    I think this is beautiful and completely functional for most. I never need fancy, just functional and this fits the bill. Is there a PIN for this so I can find it another day, thanks.

  • Avatar Nancy
    June 12, 2014, 10:18 pm

    Love it!

  • Avatar Glema
    June 13, 2014, 12:24 am

    You have a very nice home thank you for sharing it. May God richly bless you in it! TC and Happy Trails!

  • Avatar AL
    June 13, 2014, 12:25 am

    Indeed this is perfect!…this is comfortable, Love the lay out on this one…stairs must, no ladder here! 🙂

  • Avatar Mary
    August 14, 2014, 9:08 pm

    Would like to see them find some brown paint somewhere that they could paint the bottom part of the outside with. That is my only beef with this house.

  • Avatar judy
    August 31, 2014, 11:11 pm

    This is my favorite inside design that I have seen so far. I am ready for tiny or small home living!

  • Avatar Catherine
    October 18, 2015, 5:27 pm

    I like the way the bathroom sink is set into the wall. Tight squeeze but imaginative idea! Also, whoever thought to reuse the old dresser drawers in the kitchen was brilliant! Is it just camera work, or are those stairs longer and less steep than most? Your knees will thank you later!

  • Avatar Michael L
    June 11, 2016, 2:37 pm

    For me, this amazing little house with a nice deck, a few acres and a view = a wonderful retirement!

  • Avatar Marcy
    June 15, 2016, 9:21 pm

    Nice! Full of character and style.

  • Avatar Kathleen Veltsos
    February 23, 2018, 3:27 pm

    May I ask how much it was to build?

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