Tiny Cabin

My husband Chuck and I are building a tiny cabin this summer on seven acres with a pond just outside of Searcy, Arkansas. I’m looking forward to breathing fresh air and living more sustainably.

We have a little experience with carpentry, but this will be our first ground-up project. The “Thoreau cabin” will be 10′ x 16′ with a loft. We’re also adding a small front porch and a screened-in back porch. Though we still have some details to work out, we’re going off-grid, using solar power and rain water.

We purchased the plans from solarcabin–watch his 3-minute video for the “Thoreau cabin” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTT5kC4V54o

Tomorrow we begin clearing the chosen spot. The car is loaded with shovels, a wheelbarrow, weed eaters, bug spray. and a first aid kit. What we bought: tarp, rope, gloves, clippers, stakes, a straw hat.

May in Arkansas is lovely. The weather should be great, though there’s a 20% change of a “stray thunderstorm.” Even so, it’s all part of the adventure!

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7 thoughts on “Tiny Cabin

  1. How exciting!!! We want to go tiny–but I’m hesitant with young kids.
    I’m excited that you will be moving closer to me!! Just 80 minutes away and Searcy is one of my favorite places. Best of luck!

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    • Thanks, Danielle! We don’t have young kids yet. If that happens, it’ll be interesting to see how we adjust. Still, I remember playing outside for most of my childhood, so once they reach a certain age things will get easier…

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