If you’re looking for a cozy retreat in the forest, this tiny cabin nestled into the California redwoods might be just the ticket. I love A-frame cabins for their rustic simplicity, and small ones like this can be a low-maintenance housing option for many DIY small home builders. Can you imagine a beautiful little cabin like this as an off grid home? I sure can!
This cabin is listed on Airbnb by Rachel as a rentable weekend or holiday retreat. It has just enough space for one or two people to unwind in the peace and quiet of the woods with wine country and the Sonoma Coast within a short drive. Rachel says the home has been lovingly restored but is still a work in progress. It has all the comforts of everyday living packed into a small package, with a few little quirks that add to its personality – the little fridge on the deck, for example.
As with most small A-frames, the sleeping quarters are in the loft, accessible by a wooden staircase. The loft comfortably fits a full bed, chair, and some little storage areas.
The shelving units built beneath the stairs are a brilliant use of space, complete with a small library of books (including, as the owner states, plenty of cookbooks!). Large glass doors and several windows on one face of the cabin let in tons of natural light while providing amazing views of the outdoors.
A full kitchen and bathroom sit beneath the loft with a door accessing the spacious deck, an idyllic space for chilling out on a summer evening.
See the listing for this cabin on Airbnb.com for more photos. Rentals like these provide the perfect opportunity to discover what tiny living is like and to experience different types of homes if you’re thinking about building one for yourself.