12K Cabin

12K Cabin

Sue spotted my post on The Shed Option, and commented with a link to her own shed-based bunkhouse. The whole project cost them about $12,000 to complete. Here’s what she said:

“We bought a 10 x 16 cedar sided “shed” type shell building that we finished as a “bunkhouse”. We live in a small 464 sq ft cabin built on site by the same company that built the shed and brought it out. We finished it, doing all the work ourselves except for the electrical rough-in and the plumbing, which included hooking to our septic system. We just added a 5 x 16 deck to the bunkhouse. Total cost for the project was right at $12,000. No permits or inspections were required for our area and we are in a warm climate. The wall AC unit also has heat.” – Sue

Their bunkhouse looks nothing like a pre-built shed to me – very nicely done!  The addition of the porch looks great too.  Kudos to Sue and her family – and thanks for sharing your project with us!

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5 thoughts on “12K Cabin

  1. Tonita says:

    This little cabin and deck is really nice looking and seems very cozy, but seems VERY expensive considering they had to do the finish work also. I bought my entire 8 x 24′ tiny home for just under 10K in Nov of 2010. It came with a 6×8’covered deck, 2 carpeted sleeping lofts, a bathroom, toilet, bathroom sink, shower, kitchen sink, upper and lower kitchen cabinets, 4 burner stove, apt size frig, a ladder, book shelf, closets, heat and air conditioning. I later decided to add some upgrades which cost me more than the original price. Today one can buy the same tiny house described above with all the amenities included for 16K.

    • Michael Janzen says:

      I think there was a septic system included in that cost – and just my opinion – seems like the right neighborhood for a complete tiny home.

      $16K? I’ve seen folks build themselves on a budget like that, just not sure if you could buy one from someone else unless they needed to move it fast.

      Love your tiny house by the way… thanks for sharing the link. Would you like to do a guest post here?


    • Tammy Damore says:

      I would like to know where you purchased your original tiny house? Like your price way more than some ($35,000+) we have looked up online! Do you have any pics maybe? We’re in Washington state. Sooo interesting. Thank You

  2. John says:

    Brilliant, i’ve been looking for the right builder for my hurricane and high heat ridden area. I’m going to do the same with one on a trailer in the modern tiny home tradition but at 10′ wide. Another as a bedroom/office as a freestanding building and both ‘docked’ at a covered wood deck.
    When i want to travel i can sleep in the loft inside the trailered tiny house, when i’m home i have simply to ‘dock’ my tiny home to the deck and my home compound is complete.
    One tiny building is fine, but having a separate full size bedroom is perfect for me. I want to add a third small ‘spa’ type bathroom tiny house style giving three rooms to my tiny collection.
    Your bunkhouse is a perfect bedroom unit.

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