180 Square Feet Island Cabin built using $25 Shed Plans





This is a cabin that was built in Gulf Islands, British Columbia that I just had to share with you.

It seems like they made great use of their space inside and the loft also looks pretty comfortable as well.

Here is what the owner has to say about her island cabin getaway:

“Before I get started with this tour, I cannot emphasize this enough: My husband and I are not rich and we are not particularly handy. Heck, we’re not even all that smart. This latter fact was probably the driver behind why two people with little money and even fewer skills would even attempt to build a cabin on an isolated island with no amenities. But armed with a hacked $25 shed plan and an incredibly generous friend with actual skills, we gave it a shot…”

You can get access to 100s of similar shed plans (and more) here for a similar price if you’re interested.

For more information/pics check it out here at Apartment Therapy.

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  1. It is nice and similar to what I have on my wish list except it likely will be a Heartland brand storage building with front porch and loft. It looks similar to this one. I don’t want to tackle building from scratch but would finish the inside to suit – insulation, sheetrock or wood wall covering. Since it would be in back or side yard as storage/guest cottage I would likely not do much more than putting in a couple chairs and small table, composting toilet and a matress in the loft. No running water, but thinking of a 2 to 3 gallon plastic jug with a spigot over a small basin. That’s it.

  2. This is brilliant! I like the idea of taking a simple plan and turning it into a working concept. I like it.

    But I must repeat a question others have asked above. What about insulation?

  3. The owners address the issue of insulation (and a number of other planned “upgrades”) in the source article. It’s an interesting read.

  4. Regarding insulation, they ONLY use this currently during fair weather. However, visit their blog…you can’t believe the costs they list including the water taxi fees to arrive at this spot. Yowzer!

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