Clearing and Accessing the Build Site

Once the ground had thawed and a build site for the tiny cabin was selected, two major obstacles stood between us and starting construction: large trees and a steep hill. The 10 ft x 20 ft rectangle that we selected for our cabin's footprint was flanked by some really large (over 100 ft tall) and … Continue reading Clearing and Accessing the Build Site

How to build a gravity fed water filter for under $60

This is by far the easiest and least expensive way to filter water on a large(ish) scale for household use. We use it to filter the water from our creek (which we is rumored to have giardia) for drinking water. There is a commercial version of this water filter that looks really slick (almost like … Continue reading How to build a gravity fed water filter for under $60

Drafting the House

  To ┬ástart planning our house we did a lot of reading asking local building contractors in our area and watched many YouTube videos. Eventually we came across a widely used program called SketchUp, which is kind of like AutoCAD, but less fancy. This FREE program helped us draw out exactly what we had in … Continue reading Drafting the House