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96 Square Foot Tiny House Inside a Barn

I hope you’re looking for something unusual today because this tiny house isn’t normal. And with this unique shelter comes an interesting story. Loren Amelang purchased land in California in the 1970s. Later in his life, he decided to move into the property full time because he was tired of the corporate world.

The old cabin/barn on the land was in no condition to live in and safely hold any electronics or store food. In fact, it was originally a sheep barn from about 100 years ago. So he decided to build a small shack under the roof of this barn using both new and reclaimed plywood. Loren ended up with an 8′ by 12′ shed and this served as home for a few years. He built the whole thing himself and recalls, “It was wonderful. That was actually one of the happiest times of my life.”

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Tiny House Built Inside of a Barn!

Tiny House in a Sheep Barn

Once you walk inside, it looks like a normal barn. Then there’s this tiny plywood structure and that’s the house. I encourage you to read the rest of the post and watch the video below:

Interior of Plywood Tiny House Within a Barn Wall Storage and Jars in Tiny House

Handbuilt Plywood Tiny House Inside of an Old Sheep Barn: Video Tour

Length: 2:29

This video tour was brought to you by Kirsten Dirksen and Faircompanies.com. For the original story, click here.

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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!
{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Tonaya
    April 7, 2012, 2:42 pm

    Whoa!! Where did you get that teeny little woodstove??!!

  • sesameB
    April 9, 2012, 9:57 am


  • john
    May 9, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Looks like a ham shack to me, believe thats a Bird Wattmeter, and either and Epson or TRS

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