It’s worth taking a look at this awesome “DIY 704 Sq. Ft. Hand Built Off Grid Tiny Cabin.” It seems like these tiny houses are popping up everywhere around the world, stories like this are nice to hear because they make the ownership of a home easier and easier for more people.
Located in Cable, Wisconsin, the tiny cabin is built by hand and it’s off the grid. The designers also included some modern touches like the big spacious windows and the metal roof. It’s surrounded by a deck and a covered front porch, allowing comfort for outdoor activities. It’s essential to have an outdoor space in a tiny home like this, it makes it feel bigger. With a total living space of 704 square feet the cabin has 2 bedrooms. It was sold on the market for $116,000. One of the most interesting things about this cabin is that it’s off grid, meaning it’s not connected to any city supplies therefore you have no utility bills. The whole cabin is heated by a wooden stove, the water is supplied from a drilled well and the electricity is handled by solar and gas power. For that extra bit of luxury there’s also a wood fired sauna nearby. To top it all off there’s also a 16 foot by 32 foot barn/workshop with a loft on the sizable 5.12 acre property filled with nature.
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The tiny house movement also known as small house movement is a fitting description of the movement that advocates living simple life in small homes. In the USA for example the single family home grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 in 2007 to 2,662 square feet in 2013, while the average family size in the U.S.A has been decreasing. A big factor in this expansion is the increase of wealth and prestige of the population. The small house movement advocates returning to houses that are less than 1,000 square feet. The difference between a small and a tiny house is that a small house is a house that is 400 to 1000 square feet while a tiny house on the other hand is below 400 square feet. To downsize is a great idea to get rid of big mortgages, bills and all the maintenance that goes into a big house while being more sustainable at the same time.