I want to build a small cabin. How do I design it?
by Jeremy Kiperte
Site where I want to build a small cabin
Next year I want to build a small cabin for hunting and just as a retreat. I have four acres with some woods, but a neighbor has given me permission to cut logs from his woods.
I am not sure how to get started designing the cabin. Did you draw out your plans or have an architect do that for you? I think I could do it myself since the cabin won't be wired for electricity or have running water. I plan to get one of those self composting toilets. Can you give me any tips? Thank you very much. -Jeremy Kiperte
You are about to begin an exciting adventure! Don't let this scare you. It is easy to build a small cabin. The first thing to establish is the average size of the logs you have access to. What type of wood, length and diameter.
Once this is covered you can build according to the materials around you. Think about what you would like for a foundation. Will it be local rocks or directly on the ground? I would encourage you to read through my website. There are many tips to build a small cabin.
I cover all the basics. If you have more questions feel free to ask! Also I would love updates and pictures. Good luck-Banjoe