How To Build A 14×14 Solar Cabin For Under $2000

Off-the-grid living is gaining more and more adepts, who find sometimes easy but other times creative ways of living a sustainable life and producing the energy they need for they home on their own.

One of the most wide-known ways you can do this is by installing solar panels that can provide enough energy for an entire household. If you would also like to try and adopt this lifestyle, the change should be made gradually so you can adapt much easier. That is why, building a small cabin, run by solar panels would be a great first step.

The cabin featured here has 14×14 and has a living space of 400 square feet (full loft). The power system was solved by installing solar panels and using wind power and the heating system runs on wood. This cabin is great as it can be used both in the winter and summer, as cold weather doesn’t represent a threat. If we made you curious, read more below about the off-the-grid cabin and build one of your own.

$12,000 and below tiny houses made from Containers !!

" Clubhouse Feel " Tiny House

120 square foot office and studio space for architect and carpenter team Sarah Deeds and John McBride.

This small office is nestled in the yard of their renovated Victorian home in Berkeley California.

The small studio has a “club house” feel as described by Deed. She and McBride used sustainable materials to build the office. It also runs on passive solar power.

The photos show the entire build project from foundation to finish work and can provide a lot of inspiration to tiny house dreamers and builders.

Even the desk was designed with sustainability and functionality in mind. I love the idea of building it with two pieces of plywood that, when finished; have enough space between the two to store papers. This solution would be great to reduce office clutter in a tiny house.

Though this tiny space wasn’t designed to be a house, the design is solid and a can be a basis for a tiny home design. Imagine a slight increase in the ceiling height to make room for a loft and adding a small kitchen and bathroom.

The finish works is also inspiring for tiny home builders. I absolutely adore the exterior siding choice and it would be easy to replicate using reclaimed materials at a relatively low cost.


Pretty Architecture presents: Glass houses S2E1

This open glass house doesn’t leave much to the imagination, but is sure to spark some creative thinking of your own! Netherlands architecture firm Hans van Heeswijk Architects designed this stunning glass wall house in Amsterdam, where the interior is always on display. (And if you value your privacy, this isn’t the place for you! But, it’s definitely worth a tour for the architecture lovers out there.) 

In fact, it’s the residence of Hans van Heeswijk, who wanted a spacious, light-filled place full of dramatic details to call “home.” Inside, this open concept home design welcomes you with a vast, open interior - an open-to-above living area punctuated with open staircases zigzagging their way up, and contemporary loft levels cutting across from one side to the other. 

At the center of the home, a “magic box” rises three storeys and is clad in wenge wood, housing storage closets, a bathroom every floor and a dumbwaiter. Topping off this contemporary design, a rooftop terrace overlooks the waterfront. Hans van Heeswijk Architects

via Arch Daily
photo credit: Imre Csany/Csany Studio

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The coming four days the remaining parts of the ‘glass-series’ are uploaded at 20:00 hrs (UTC+1).

Okay - I admit its not a tiny house BUT an awesome design

Craftsman modeled tiny home

I’m so excited to share this 8’6″ x 20′ craftsman style bungalow tiny house on wheels by Molecule Tiny Homes.

Anytime they build something new for their clients I’m thrilled because they always seem to do an amazing job so I highly recommend if you’re interested to schedule your build with them.

And this time, it’s no different. This awesome little home has everything you could ask for in a tiny house.There are two lofts with dormers. The main loft is 8’x10′ and the second one is 8’x8′. You’ll also find that it has a unique and absolutely beautiful interior with plenty of storage space, a wonderful bathroom, and a gorgeous (and useful) kitchen. Please enjoy, talk about it in the comments, and re-share below.

Natural wood finish tiny house



Cargo Trailer - stealth cabin _ Tiny House

Designed by Lamar Alexander

Cargo Trailer - stealth cabin _ Tiny House

Designed by Lamar Alexander