Winter was tough for the folks at the Solar Burrito Blog. They own five acres with some friends up on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State and due to heavy snow their yurt collapsed and was ruined. Not being satisfied with the lemons life brought them they launched a search for a more durable shelter.
After some careful research they decided to buy cabin plans and a kit from Penny Pincher Barns. The design they picked is called The Owl’s Clover which measures 200 square feet and has a spacious sleeping loft. Due to the cabin’s size, their intended use, off-grid utilities, and their local building codes, they can build this little cabin without permits which will save them a lot of money and time.
The progress so far includes the removal of the collapsed yurt and the construction of the new foundation. Below you can see the yurt before and after the cave-in, the design of the new cabin, a foundation plan, and some recent progress photos.
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Photo credit to Solar Burrito.
I just love these tiny home ideas. There is some real ‘forward thinking’ here when it comes to living a minimalist existence. I read an article recently that talked about new homeowners seeking smaller and smaller house plans over the past couple of years. It’s definitely a sign of the times, no longer are people getting into 3,000 foot energy-sucking homes. A home that can produce its own energy, all the energy needed to house its inhabitant is a neat concept. I’m going to write about this more in my cabin blog.