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Here’s A Simple ‘Off Grid’ Cabin That Anyone Can Build & Afford

Nothing says “freedom” more, than having a little cabin out in the woods. It’s not just a structure mind you, it’s more like a little piece of God’s green earth…and who wouldn’t love something like that? The one criteria, is that you own some acreage out in the boonies, that way you are not just guaranteed privacy, but an escape from the rigors of everyday life.

More and more people are choosing to leave their busy city lives for a more simple and understated life in the country and one of the most aspirational goals for country life, is living in a log cabin. Small cabins provide a traditional and cozy place to call home, with just enough space for the necessities and things you need, they encourage a more simple but wholesome life. And the one thing most folks need these days, is an escape from the stress of life in the 21st century, especially if you live in a large city like Ney York, or, Los Angeles.

Whether you’re thinking about buying, or building your own, you’re in for a treat! The cabin pictured below was built for just $100 using local trees and a little bit of hard work.

Small Cabin Built for $100
Perhaps you feel like you have the skills necessary to build a cabin, but can’t afford to buy one. All you need is a love of the land, access to plenty of straight trees and the right hand tools and a chainsaw and you too can build your little dream cabin for next to nothing!

Following a simple Norwegian design, the cabin pictured above is only 10 x 13 feet inside, this traditional build might not have any electricity (nothing a small portable generator won’t fix) or plumbing, but is cozy and comfortable. Inside the cabin there is one room with a wood stove, and a ladder which leads to the loft bedroom.

You don’t need to have a degree in architecture, but if you can follow a simple schematic and aren’t afraid of getting sweaty, then you too can have a little bit of paradise out in the woods. The video below is 28 minutes long, but it’s well worth your time to watch, I find, that it’s far easier to learn something if I have a “visual”, so enjoy!!



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