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This is one family’s fascinating off-grid camper cabin and treehouse studio homestead.

Outside, you’ll notice an old camper that they bought for $600, gutted, and lined in beautiful pine. There’s a queen bed and bunk beds for the kids on the inside. Over the camper is a roof structure with metal roofing to allow snow to slide off rather than piling on top of the camper’s top. The camper and treehouse sit on 400 acres of land near a small lake.

The treehouse doubles as Jeff McIntyre’s art studio and his family’s living area. Inside, you’ll find a table and chairs, open windows that only close with shutters, and the whole place runs off of two batteries and one solar panel. The outside is a beautiful board and batten carpentry, and the inside has unfinished walls. In the corner, you can heat the space with a wood-burning stove.

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Family Living in an Off-Grid Camper Cabin and Treehouse

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This is the story of how a man, his wife, and two sons creatively lived in a 400 sq. ft. studio apartment in San Francisco for some time to save on commuting and monthly rent early in their lives.

Between July 2011 and August 2015 I lived in a ~400sqft studio apartment in San Francisco. I moved in a bachelor but by the time I moved out, I was one member of a four person family. Here are some things I learned along the way.

Life in a 400 Sq. Ft. Studio Apartment with My Wife and 2 Sons


Images © Greg Kroleski

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