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DIY Tiny Cabin – Small but Sturdy

DIY Tiny Cabin

After a long week of work, we deserve a nice and quiet place to escape. How about this tiny cabin?

We love log cabins. They are durable and they are a wonderful depiction of a time long gone and life more natural.

You don’t necessarily have to make your city home into a log cabin, but it would be a good idea to invest in one. This way, you can rekindle a classic family tradition and take the kids camping in the summer!

Of course, if you need some “overflow accommodation” at your place, this log cabin could also be the solution. It would work just as well as a simple weekend retreat if you have a country property that requires some accommodation.

Working from home? This can be your home office to keep you from all the distractions. Whether you’ll use it as a personal retreat, or an extra guest room, this is a perfect project to create personal space right in your backyard.

DIY Tiny Cabin - Interior

Would you like to have your own tiny cabin?

What are the materials needed to make a DIY tiny cabin?

In most cases, the most affordable and lightweight materials & supplies are used to build these movable structures. To build a structure with wooden beam foundation you’ll need the following materials:


  • Untreated Landscape Timbers
  • Decking Boards
  • White Spruce – for window and door frame
  • Old Wooden Door
  • Small Aluminium Window
  • Composite Shingles
  • Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Sealer
  • Wood Stain
  • Nails
  • Outdoor Carpeting


  • Cordless Drill
  • Ladder
  • Nail Gun
  • Table Saw
  • Sledge Hammer
  • Caulk
  • Chisel

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Thanks to Prepcabin for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here and here

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