Michael and Phoebe bought a lot on a Canadian island about three years ago and then spent a year building their 13×8 off-grid cabin, outdoor shower, rainwater catchment system, and gardens. Their island is only accessible via boat, and they live there with their adorable dog, Zephyr.
The cabin’s cladding comes from milled cedar from their property, and they heat it with a cozy corner wood-burning stove. Inside you’ll find a living and kitchen area on the ground floor, and then they have a sleeping loft and bookshelf. While they’d live tiny forever, they are going to start construction on a sub-700-square-foot home in order to be in compliance with local regulations. Enjoy their introduction and photo tour below!
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104 Sq. Ft. Cabin with Battery Bank & Rainwater Catchment
Here’s their well-stocked kitchen with a camp stove.
Pot rack and water filter.
Their compact wood stove keeps the place toasty!
A look at the bedroom loft with a nice pipe railing.
Now those are some views!
Here’s their off-grid shower set-up.
A look at how things started.
And where they are now!
What a beautiful slice of paradise.
Here’s the home they will start building soon!
VIDEO: On Island Off-Grid Intro
So what’s the story behind your tiny house?
Michael and Phoebe built this 10 square meter (108sqf) home on a small off-grid island in BC, they live in it full time with dog Zephyr. The home acts as a cozy base for lives spent mostly outside in the forests and on the water. We built it with the help of friends over the course of almost a year, the siding is milled from a cedar on the property. We collect rainwater and have a battery bank for power. The property has shown us what we can do, and continues to inspire and challenge us every day.
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