Looking for a true off-grid experience? This secluded log cabin in Vermont is an amazing little spot on nearly 20 wonderful acres of land.
You won’t have wifi or electricity, but there’s seasonal solar-powered water in the sink & outdoor shower and a wood stove to warm you up! These accommodations are definitely basic, but just what you might need to escape the rat race and get back to nature for a few days.
It’s located close to hiking trails, rock climbing, swimming holes, kayaking, fishing, golfing, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding! So you’ll find ways to fill your time even if you can’t log into Netflix.
This is Steve’s 400 sq. ft. Cabin off Big Twin Lake in Winthrop, Washington that he built as a retirement home.
In order to build just fifty feet from the lakeside, Steve had to build “tiny” and so he has his cabin on a 20 ft. by 20 ft. slab. The self-contained space has a composting toilet and shower in the bathroom, pull down stairs to bed loft with window dormer, and handmade furniture that includes a futon bed.
Steve said it’s built with a log post structure and 6” walls covered with 1” styrofoam and stucco. His kitchen has an apartment size fridge and range and he enjoys a built-in indoor-outdoor sound system including a sub-woofer. Best of all? There’s a dock for relaxing or fishing!
If you have questions for Steve, ask in the comments!
This is the Stunning Gate Lodge by The Little Log House Company. (UPDATE 7/19/21): The company has gone out of business).
This 296 sq. ft. looks way bigger than it is, but at under 400 sq. ft. it’s certainly still tiny. It has two bedrooms upstairs and a gracious living/dining/kitchen area on the first floor. There’s even a second-floor balcony for gazing out at the snow! Pretty neat, right?
Outside, you’ll find a traditional-looking square home with a cozy gable metal roof and stone chimney. The house is made of logs and on the inside, is clad in pine.
A tiny wood-burning stove sits in the corner of the home on a stone facade. The bathroom includes a stand-up shower and heated stone floors. A ladder leads to the loft above where a bed sits on the floor under a skylight. Step outside onto the porch and enjoy gorgeous views of the Polish landscape in any season.
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Have you ever thought of building your own tiny log cabin in the woods?
When I found this guy’s videos on Youtube I was pretty excited. He has built at least two really small log houses in the woods using materials within 100 feet of the construction sites all by himself. Imagine doing all the notching yourself along with shingling your own roof with materials you found. That’s what this guy did with the help of some power tools. He even made his own flooring which you’ll see in a minute (if you can stream videos). Both projects were done as a one man show, that’s part of the reason both houses are so tiny.
The first cabin project was more of an experiment which took a total of 100 hours of labor. This one used 5 fir trees, some saplings, a bag of screws, mortar, concrete blocks, thick poly, and a zinc strip for the roof.
It sits on 4 big rocks for a foundation and the floor is made out of dirt. He used a half notch for its simplicity using a hand saw, an axe, and a mallet. Here, check out the progress in the video below…
Lyle over at Jalopy Cabins contacted me this week about the completion of their latest tiny cabin… The Ski Hut. This tiny home is 10′ by 16′ plus it has a 6′ porch. The logs came from their local Wolf Creek Ski area from when they cleaned up the slopes. They were hand peeled and constructed like Lincoln Logs. I’ll pass it over to Lyle…
If you are not familiar with Jalopy Cabins, it is our mission to use primarily reclaimed or salvaged materials, or someone else’s mistakes (for example the windows on this cabin) to build energy efficient one of a kind cabins
The logs for our latest cabin came off a ski resort about 30 minutes from where we live and were from the clean up they did for the slopes before the season began last year (hence the name for this cabin!). The hand peeled round logs were more work but really worth it in the end.
All roofing was salvaged from an older house along with the rafters. The door was salvaged and given new life with a working door knob and some new paint.
The windows were someone’s custom order that they didn’t like so we were able to get these nice new windows for a great deal which is inline with our goal of having energy efficient cabins.
All new insulation was used in the ceiling and floor to also help with energy efficiency. The ceiling has high density foam and the floor has radiant energy insulation.
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