Call it a fort, shack, micro-house, vacation camp, Smurf cottage, mini shack, pre-fab treehouse shell, or whatever- the idea was for a simple and effective, long lasting shelter, for a mere $200 budgetary constraint. This tiny one, or two, person sleeper was one of a pair of structures we built at our sold-out 2011 Relaxshacks.com workshop here in Massachusetts. The other was "The Krunk Bunk"- which has since been featured on Make Magazine, Apartment Therapy, etc. Anyway, this little cabin is beyond-easy to build, affordable, and offers much more protection, durability, and more of a view than most any tent would (which might end up costing more than this anyway). Emergency shelter, the homeless, and kids (as a fort/playhouse) were also in mind.
As I have too many cabins in my yard, this one is also for sale- for $500- without the tiny deck and interior items. The proceeds will go towards us building another structure, and filming it for a "how-to" video as part of our "Tiny Yellow House" series.
-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen