Tag Archives: cabin

The Shed Option

An alternative to building your own tiny house is to start with an unfinished pre-built shed shell. You may have seen buildings like these lined-up along side the highway in your community, outside your local home improvement store, or even inside your local Costco. Typically these pre-built unfinished buildings are sold as sheds, but some […]

Blee Cabin – Renovated Ruin

An old mill in southwestern France built in 1822 served as the basis of this small 2 bedroom, 215 square foot cabin. Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee bought the property in 1981 and began the transformation in 2010 with the help of Blee’s design partner, Lee Halligan. They prefabricated panels that would fit in the back of […]

Rough Cut Sheds

Rough Cut Sheds is a small company in Yelm, Washington that literally uses rough cut board & bat siding on their structures. They can build tiny structures up to 200 square feet and deliver them to your property in most parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. What impresses me about the houses, cabins, playhouses, barns, […]

Rich’s Portable Cabins

Back in 2010 I posted news of a tiny house builder in North Powder, Oregon called Rich’s Portable Cabins. I thought it was time for an update. Rich builds both tiny house sized and park model sized homes. His tiny houses are less than 8′ 6″ wide and can be pulled behind a full-size pickup. The park […]

On Reordering Priorities

Before the lure of internet took hold of my priorities, I was a potter – a good potter but a poor potter. While I had studied architecture in school, I ended up leaving with an art degree in ceramics. Not all ceramics majors think of themselves as potters, many, no most, think of themselves as […]

Light Box Walls for Your Tiny House, and a North Carolina Workshop

The following is a guest post by: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen Hey all, I just wanted to share with you a few photos of a translucent wall I built in a three-season tiny cabin on wheels, that I’ve dubbed “The Light Box”, for obvious reason. By doubling a layer of this white Tuftex roofing, and leaving an air […]

Shipping Container Cabin Concept – Part 3

If you’ve read parts 1 & 2 you might remember that I’ve been using this shipping container exploration to test a photorealistic SketchUp plugin called Podium V2. Well I’ve had so much fun it that before the 30-day trial ended I bought the plugin. As I learn more about how to best render images I’ll […]

Shipping Container Cabin Concept – Part 2

Building on the last shipping container concept it seemed logical to add another 20-foot shipping to see how much more space that could really provide. I didn’t do anything vastly different with the interior – mostly just moved things around. Instead of using the storage sofa/bunk beds this time I show two queen size futon sofa […]

Shipping Container Cabin Concept

Using old shipping containers as houses is nothing new but I thought it might be fun to start playing with some tiny shipping container design concepts. Pictured here is just my first pass at using a 20-foot shipping container as a remote cabin design. It’s laid out to sleep two people in a convertible bunk […]