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Simple Living in a Tiny Cabin in the Woods

Now here’s a tiny cabin I think will resonate with you if you’re also into simple living. Sure, this may be too extreme for most of us, including myself because I really am a big people and family person.

But it’s something I’d still like to do as an experience once or twice a year. It seems like that if you were here, you can really escape it all. I’d turn my phone off and just enjoy spending time with myself here. And if you have a spouse or significant other it can be a great time to reconnect with each other on a deeper level.

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Couple’s Simple Life in a Tiny Cabin in the Woods


Images via Backyard Bill

Either way I think it would make for a peaceful and rejuvenating experience for most of us. I’ll bet you it wouldn’t cost very much to set up a simple vacation cabin like this one. Please, let me give you the rest of the tour below:

Outhouse with Gravity Shower


Images via Backyard Bill

Looks like a happy place, doesn’t it!

Outside the Milanville Tiny Cabin


Images via Backyard Bill

The owners are Bryan Purcell and Lauren Manoogain who reside in Pennsylvania. There’s an interview with them you can read here along with more photos of their home and studio.

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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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  • alice h
    July 29, 2013, 4:52 pm

    Rustic cabin life used to be the norm among the people I hung out with back in my Yukon days. Some still live in slightly upgraded versions, some have moved on to other lives. As long as you can lift and tote and walk and bend it’s a good life but once your body starts giving you trouble it sure complicates things. “It’s a great life, if you don’t weaken.” – John Buchan

  • Rebecca
    July 30, 2013, 3:08 pm

    Is he living here with his daughter?

  • Cahow
    July 30, 2013, 3:55 pm

    Oh, my. ~gulp~

    What to say that’s polite? Um….I remember seeing places like this in Oregon during the Summer of Love? That’s all I can come up with, sorry. 🙁

    P.S. That photo of the man on his crapper shouldn’t be used on anyone’s sales brochure advertizing, “Want to Know MORE About Tiny House Living?”

  • Joe3
    July 31, 2013, 4:36 pm

    I need to find a good woman who would live that lifestyle ….
    or maybe even a bad one would do?

    • Cahow
      July 31, 2013, 6:40 pm

      Well, Joe3…you’ve heard the phrase “Birds of a feather…”, right?

      Contact Bryan Purcell and Lauren Manoogain; I’m sure they know a bushel & a peck’s worth of both “good” & “women” they could introduce you to. 😉

      • Joe3
        July 31, 2013, 8:10 pm

        Thanks Cahow, that’s a good idea, I tend to be reclusive — living in the woods appeals to the inner me. Quiet, solitude, ahh yes …

        • Cahow
          July 31, 2013, 8:16 pm

          Well, there you go, Joe3. And glad you could understand what I meant, since the I left out the modifier word, “BAD”, in regards to one of your choices of women. 😉

    • Loraine
      July 14, 2014, 9:40 pm

      I’ve been thinking the same thing, except I would have to have an internet connection. Other than that having an off-grid house and growing my own food sounds like bliss.

  • Martha
    July 16, 2014, 9:26 pm

    I didn’t see enough of the inside to determine if I liked it or not.

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