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The Valdes Island Shack: Modern Off-Grid Tiny Cabin

This is the Valdes Island Shack that was built in 2015 by Josh Dunford, founder of Burnkit.

It’s a beautiful tiny cabin in British Columbia, Canada designed by Hinterland Design. What do you think of it?

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The Valdes Island Shack: An Off-Grid Tiny Cabin with Rainwater System

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Images © Lucas Finlay


  • Built in 5 weeks by a small group of craftsmen
  • Off-grid-ready with solar power and rainwater collection and filtration system
  • Features a sleeping loft, full kitchen, built-in storage, living area, dining area, fireplace, and outdoor deck with an outdoor shower and soaking tub

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  • Avatar Jerry Dycus September 13, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Nice width but bad layout.
    They should have put the kitchen in the rear with the bath and had an open front to furnish with normal furniture as one needs.
    They need a loft rail and maybe a pole to slid down in the middle of the night to pee.

    • Avatar Bob September 13, 2018, 9:07 pm

      What bathroom? The one outside because there isn’t one inside.

  • Avatar vickie gnad September 13, 2018, 6:40 pm

    ok, i missed the bathroom?

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