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Viva la (Tiny House) Revolution – Mad River Mystery Cabin

I love this story. Apparently someone built a rogue cabin on public land, got caught, and move it without a trace. I bet this very same cabin was reassembled just a few miles away and covered with better camouflage. LOL The story unfolds as such… a forest ranger marches into the woods marking trees for removal […]

How to Select a Tiny House Trailer

One of the first big purchase decisions you’ll make when starting to build a tiny house on wheels (THOW) is the trailer. In fact the trailer is likely to be the single most expensive purchase in any tiny house project. In the past, most folks just went down to their local trailer retailer and bought […]

Wonderful Tiny House Resource – Tiny Nest How-to Videos

The folks at Tiny Nest, Kiva & Jake, are publishing an excellent collection of Tiny House Construction videos on YouTube. Below you can find all the videos in their playlist. The videos are highly detailed and offer a do-it-yourselfer’s point of view on building a tiny home. All the learnings and challenges they’ve faced and […]

Simple, Affordable, Prefab – Arched Cabins

Keeping costs down isn’t easy to do in the current home building industry, but Arched Cabins has an option worth looking into. A basic shell kit from them can cost as low as $1,000.  A 12’x24′ Arched Cabin costs about $5,000 for the shell. In a standard kit you’ll find the floor plates, ribs, a ridge beam, R13 […]

$300 Tiny Cabin in The Woods

Here you see a tiny 10×12 cabin nestled in the snowy woods that was built 95% with reclaimed materials. As the cabin was built with salvaged materials that were gathered for an extremely low cost, the entire cabin was built for just $300. The builders of the cabin are a young couple in the Pacific […]

Mike Lives Virtually Free in His Tiny House

Mike has been living in his house for about 2 months and is still working-out the best place to store his stuff. There’s storage in the loft above the bathroom, under the living room seating, and his clothes are in a small shelving area he built into the loft with the queen sized bed. He found […]

Ron’s Custom Pioneer’s Cabin

Ron bought one of my cabin plans, the 16×20 Pioneer’s Cabin, and took it to the next level. Here’s what he said. “Michael, We just completed construction of the modified Pioneers Cabin.  I had an architect friend of mine modify the base plans.  It took 4 months and 9 days for me and my wife to […]

Lightweight Tiny Home Teardrop Trailer

While most folks are attracted to the cottage style of most tiny homes, the heavy weight of their construction makes them tougher for travel. If travel is what you’re hoping to do, consider what these folks did… build your home more like travel trailers are built. They’ve documented the construction process o their blog, materials choices, […]

The Real [hidden] Value of Tiny Houses

Lauren, who blogs at Hipstercrite, recently wrote a fairly humorous, yet sarcastic review of the tiny house lifestyle — asking a bunch of good questions, albeit with a bit of a heavy-hand. Apparently the post was good for her blogging career, as it garnered her tons of traffic. While posts like that are entertaining to a degree, I think […]

The Cheryl Cabin by Pin-up Houses

The following is a guest post by Joshua Woodsman from Pin-up houses. Every single man have a dream to build a cabin. Cabin according to your wishes and ideas. Place where you can escape from everyday stress and worries. Cabin homes are typically small homes, designed with simplicity.  Often used as vacation homes for families or just […]