$5k Tiny Cabin on a Foundation: Mortgage-free Living!













Many times we get discouraged with the pricing found for tiny houses. In most cases they end up in the $20,000 to $50,000 range and they’re even smaller than this house. Most of it is due to the cost of materials including the trailer, labor, and high end materials used to build. But if building a humble home is your main goal.. So you can start living the mortgage-free lifestyle, I’d recommend to look here. This project only ran about $5,000 according to the owner/builder and it serves perfectly as a small cabin that gives you what we all want… freedom!

It took the owner 6 months to build using free time on the weekends. It was done back in 2005.

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” ~Carl Sandburg

More info over at Reddit and photos here.

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  1. Great layout and just the right size. I would add a solar/wind power system to further reduce expense but it has everything you need in a house without a mortgage.

    The headline says it is on a foundation but actually it is on Deck block like I use for my cabin and designs and is considered a free standing structure to avoid building codes for a permanent structure.

  2. I love the liberal use of ceramic tile. Great feature. Easy to install unless one can’t find center of room. It is not a good picture to see a fridge partially blocking a window (tease) More seriously, what are dimensions, sq ftg? I am guessing 20X20, 400 sq’ ?

  3. Great use of $5k! What kinda climate, general location? Details on water, septic, heat, etc?

    Is this a retreat or for full time living?

    Really like the sidung & porch too!

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