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Blake’s Tiny Modern Thoreau Cabin

This is a tiny backyard studio guest room tiny house that reminds me of a modern version of Thoreau’s cabin.

The asking price was $8,800 back when it was listed on eBay. Much like Thoreau’s cabin, there’s no bathroom but you do get a place to sleep, think, read, write, and snack. Pretty cool place to get some time with yourself!

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Tiny Backyard Thoreau Studio Micro Cabin

Photos via Blake

Photos via Blake

The idea was to have a minimal studio space made from recycled materials. I was able to source most materials for the project from salvage yards. The exterior is composed of a reverse board and batten cladding. The cladding was painted a deep earth tone to blend into the backyard. The interior is made of OSB walls, wood ceilings with exposed beam rafters and stained wood floors. A built in planter was incorporated into the floor to bring some foliage into the small space. The footage is a mere 85 square feet (including the 10 square feet in floor planter).

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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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  • jamie
    July 15, 2017, 3:20 am

    I would love to see more innovative space usage, but looks like a nice guest house with a good view of the garden.

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