Mini Guide to Tiny House Cabin Living
August 25, 2020 Shed Blog
2020 Tiny House Cabin Living is at Its Very Best!
It is not by accident that your attention has been grabbed by the intrigue of a tiny house cabin. Never has tiny house cabin living engaged the interest of Americans more than in 2020.
You may be one of those who keep a close eye on the stock market. Or you may be one who hungers for freedom to enjoy real-life experiences over accumulating “things” and maxing out your credit cards month after month. It is a gospel truth: tiny house living has broken out of all its stereotypical boxes.
Whether you desire a tiny house cabin to live permanently, as a hunting retreat, or an extra living/workspace, you are about to partner with a unique financial and design opportunity.
Prefab Buildings Partner for the Perfect Tiny House Cabin
Right now, the craze involves turning prefab building into tiny house cabins and why shouldn’t it?!
Prefab buildings, such as sheds and tiny house cabins, offer a high quality and affordable shell for you to turn into a personalized living space.
Allow this Mini Guide to lead you to a perfect tiny cabin for sale.
Plus, answer some tiny house cabin questions and discover helpful tips for the interior remodeling process. Let’s get started!
What is a Tiny House Cabin, Anyway?
A tiny house cabin is a prefab structure that is built with minimalistic living space and designed with the endearing rustic charm of a cabin. Tiny house cabins are literally tiny. Their square footage living space usually falls anywhere from 100 square feet to 400 square feet and usually no more than 900 ft.
Why Choose Such a Tiny Living Space?
Why would you want to own a tiny house cabin? Well, a tiny house cabin, and tiny houses in general, hold enticing benefits. Join the thousands of happy tiny house cabin owners relishing the following advantages!
Tiny Cabin Homes offer:
They are relatively inexpensive, with prices ranging anywhere from 5,000-40,000 depending on the size, the add-ons, and utilities, etc.
Small living spaces promotes enjoying the simple things of life rather than being controlled by too many elaborate obsessions.
- A Deeper Connection with the Outdoors
With limited indoor space, you will naturally be drawn outdoors, and especially to the woods. Enjoy a greater love and exhilaration for life by cultivating outdoor hobbies such as hiking, gardening, hunting, and soaking up nature’s unmatched beauty and satiating tranquility.
Set your tiny house cabin right smack dab in the middle of your favorite woods and live off the land. Hunt to your heart’s content. Relish developing your innate ability to carve out a self-sustaining lifestyle.
This benefit is a rare one in modern-day America. However, choosing a tiny house cabin over a regular log cabin home offers you the chance to be mortgage-free from day one. 68% of tiny home owners have no mortgage (compared to 29.3% of all U.S. homeowners).
- Affordable Extra Living Space
A hunting cabin or retirement house for grandma does not need to remain on the wish list. Instead of adding another mortgage to your financial load, go a little tinier, cozier, and ultimately more affordable by choosing a tiny house cabin.
Enjoy hearing the benefits from actual Tiny House Cabin owners!
Who “Fits” Best in a Tiny House Cabin?
Is Tiny House Cabins a good fit for anyone? Yes, for the most part, a Tiny House Cabin creates a perfect and small haven for anyone and especially the following groups of people.
Hunters – A tiny house cabin offers the perfect home-base to retire after a long day of hunting. The rustic charm fits right into the woods. The walls and interior can be decorated to emulate a hunter’s paradise.
Minimalists – If you are choosing to downsize, rid your life of all unnecessary “stuff”, and seek a life free to focus on relationship, nature, and quality of life experiences, then a tiny house cabin is for you.
Homeowners (with a large backyard and limited guestroom space) – A tiny house cabin creates a perfect guest house! Not only does it make for super cozy living quarters, but it also offers an affordable way to add extra living space, that you can even rent out on Airbnb.
Outdoorsy People – If you love the outdoors more than being inside, then a tiny house cabin is absolutely for you! If you spend more time outdoors than inside, why not own a smaller living space.
NOTE: Layout and size would be more necessary to consider though if you are hoping to create a luxury tiny house cabin for your grandparents. It would be ideal then to incorporate a sleeping space for them on the ground floor rather than the loft.
How Much is a Livable Tiny House Cabin?
Let us break down the basic cost of owning a tiny house cabin.
1. Your Tiny House Cabin Shell
The shells of a tiny house cabin (prefab cabin) can cost anywhere from $6,000 – $12,000. This estimated price depends upon your desired size, choice of materials, and customizations.
2. Finishing the Interior of Your Tiny Cabin’s Shell
The average price of interior finishing and remodeling ranges anywhere from $7,000 to $40,000 even $60,000. Usually, this includes your tiny cabin shell plus the interior renovations.
However, it is important to note that the price for finishing the interior really depends on how much of a handyman you are and how simple or elaborate you want your tiny house cabin to be.
Check out Tiny House Giant Journey’s popular blogger and tiny house owner, Jenna, as she unpacks the costs of building/remodeling a tiny house.
Tiny House Cabins – The Charming Exterior Shells
Check out these tiny house cabins and get a feel for which size and design fits your desired tiny home experience!
The Office Cabin
This tiny house cabin offers a great space for a hunting retreat or backyard guest home.
The Lofted Cabin
This tiny cabin provides extra head space and a loft for an extra sleeping space.
The Deluxe Lofted Cabin with a Premium Porch
The tiny cabin living experience just got more luxurious with a cozy porch, extra windows, and stylish architecture.
Note: If you like the tiny cabin idea, but would rather have the exterior look more modern, check out these options for turning your prefab cabin’s exterior more modern.
Ways to Turn a Prefab Cabin into A Tiny House Cabin
With the exterior taken care of its time to turn our thoughts inward. Designing the interior of a tiny house cabin requires space creativity as well as intentional placement of your home’s appliances, utilities, etc.
Draw Inspiration from Others
Ideally, during the interior design of your tiny cabin take advantage of any opportunity to visit fully livable tiny houses. In-person visits provide the chance to see different sizes, layouts, and creative features and options firsthand. Drawing inspiration from other tiny house cabin owners will help you narrow down your desired interior setup.
Check out the following interior remodeling ideas to fuel your tiny home cabin’s interior design.
1. Add a Wood Stove
Choosing a wood stove will help you save money and provide a very effective heating system.
2. Add Electrical Box
Light up your tiny home with electrical connections for lighting and other electrical needs.
3. Go with a Loft
The loft is a feature that offers extra sleeping area or overhead storage space to keep the floor space open.
Gather Tiny House Cabin Layout Ideas
Gather some tiny cabin living inspiration by checking out these short YouTube videos of tiny house cabins, their interior layouts, and features.
Check out this tiny house cabin in the woods!
The Weekend Homesteader shares a tour of his off-grid Tiny house cabin.
Here is another example of a tiny house cabin’s interior layout.
For further tiny house cabin floor layout plans check out Tiny House Plans and partner with Andrew and Gabriella for some professional advice!
Owning a Tiny House Cabin = a Good Investment
Investing in a tiny house cabin is a win, not only as a cozy getaway for yourself, but it can also open avenues to bring in extra revenue and save money. Here are some of the ways a tiny house cabin can make you smile, not just on the weekend.
- Partner with Airbnb, HomeAway, or VRBO and rent out your tiny house cabin during the week or on open weekends. * Now more than ever urbanites are flocking to the tranquility of nature and choosing the tiny house route.
- Homeowners save money on an additional living space (like a hunting retreat, vacation spot, or guest house.)
- Cultivates a debt and stress-free life! * No mortgage… no monthly payments hanging over your head.
Prepare the Day and the Way for Your Tiny House Cabin
Meanwhile, as your tiny house cabin’s interior details come together, let’s bring your tiny cabin home! Below are the preparation steps which will help pave the way for delivery day!
- Choose your Prefab Cabin’s location and clearly mark it.
- Prepare the site by removing any debris, brush, or trees blocking the way of the delivery truck.
- Prepare a foundation such as concrete foundation blocks. * If you prefer, these concrete foundation blocks will be available for direct purchase and installation on the day of delivery.
- Sit back and watch your tiny house cabin strategically and professionally placed on its designated location.
The Bottom Line of Tiny House Cabins
Tiny house cabins are packed with benefits, possibilities, and investment! Why not make one of these prefab cabins your very own and start the fascinating and freeing journey of tiny house living.
Prepare to live bigger than ever before! Just in a smaller space 😊
Choose Your Tiny House Cabin Today!