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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A VERY simple, boxy, cabin (dang affordable too!)- "The Cub"

Here's another one- Sketch #48 of "Sixty Shack Sketches in Sixty Days". Its a very simple, easy-to-build, and very affordable (the whole point) cabin I've been messing with called "The Cub", which I'd like to build at some point. More or less its a tiny vacation camp/house/hut that can be built off site and prefabricated in pieces, much like "The Wolfe's Den Treehouse" (see video below). This one is NOT in the new "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks", but there are several similar ideas in that book.....its from the out of print mini-book of mine called "Quick Camps And Leg Cramps" (which we WILL have more of, with a new color cover, at some point).

The cabin is a mere 8' by 8'- but 12' tall, allowing for a generous little sleep loft, accessed by a ladder, or a built in shelving/ladder combination. The plan also allows for a simple 4' by 4' wet bath/bathroom to be added off the back, or side. With the 5' by 8' sleeping loft (5' of head room) this cabin is 104 Square Feet.

    -Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

1 comment:

  1. Hi Deek,
    Can you talk more (or a video would be great) about making the walls first and then putting it together? What are some things you need to do (planning wise, build wise, etc.) that are different when you do it this way? I'm looking to build a little structure for my kiddo, but we are currently renting, so ideally, I'm thinking if I build the walls, and then put it together, theoretically, I should be able to deconstruct it when we move (or at least that is my hope). Thanks!