When DIY’ers set out to build their own tiny homes, there are usually three factors they consider most important before settling on a design and starting the project: they want something affordable to build, something simple to construct, and something that can be built quickly.
This amazingly detailed 110 square foot A-frame cabin meets all those requirements in a beautiful way. The cabin was designed by Deek Diedricksen of relaxshacks.com, the guy behind tons of awesome tiny house designs and hands-on building workshops. He collaborated with friends and author/architect duo David and Jeanie Stiles to create a set of plans for this cabin that others can purchase and use to build one of their own. From start to finish, this cabin can be built for around $1000. That’s definitely an attractive price!
Probably the neatest feature of this cabin is that one wing of the roof can be expanded out into an outdoor living space. This adds to the square footage of the home – to 110 square feet from 80 square feet when the wing is closed. Mosquito net pieces can be attached to the roof of the expandable section with velcro and rolled down to create net walls for a more functional outdoor room or screened-in porch.
The loft in this cabin is used for storage, but it can also be used as a small sleeping area. Some of the other cool features of the cabin include a rainwater system, skylights that let in lots of natural light, a gorgeous kitchen area, and plenty of little storage spaces. The cabin pictured was built for $1200, but Deek says if you utilize salvaged and recycled materials, you could easily build it for less than $1k.
See more about this little cabin at relaxshacks.com, and if you’re interested in getting the plans, you can purchase them there. The plans include 11 pages of detailed building information along with suggestions for modifications if you want to build it larger, include a bathroom, increase the size of the loft, and other changes.