How They Built a Budget-Friendly Tiny A-Frame Cabin in Just 7 Days

by Simplify

Jack and Riley built an 8-foot by 10-foot tiny A-frame cabin for just $2,500 in just seven days. It’s a cheap A-frame cabin built as a getaway for the couple. Take a tour and learn why they wanted to build this off-grid cabin.

The couple met in California when the pandemic hit, they both lost their jobs, and living in Los Angeles was too expensive. They decided to move back to Jack’s home state of Minnesota.

Though he had never built anything before, Jack always knew he wanted to build a cabin of his own one day. When they moved to Minnesota, he knew that was his opportunity to do it.

Jack worked on the cabin every day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. He scoured the area for free or cheaper materials to build the cabin to keep costs down. The cabin is built on his parents’ property where he has a deep connection to the woods where he grew up.

The cabin provides an oasis for the couple to connect with nature and decompress. Since it’s a retreat space for the couple to use for a day or two at a time, they didn’t need to fit everything inside.

A-frame cabin

Inside the cabin, there’s a twin bed (they both fit), a dog bed under the bed frame, a loveseat tucked beside the bed, shelving for books and decor, a battery-operated ceiling fan, single-burner propane stove, and a camp wood stove that doubles as a fireplace.

They don’t rely on solar, either, so electricity consists of cafe lights run on rechargeable battery packs. There are plenty of storage spaces tucked away to keep pots, pantry items, and tools.

Tiny A-frame cabin

Does this tiny space inspire you to build a DIY tiny A-frame cabin? Let us know in the comments.

For more alternative living stories, discover this off-grid "Canadian Castaway" cabin or how they turned a shed into a tiny house.

To see more videos, check out the Tiny House Giant Journey YouTube channel.

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