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The Ideal Small Cabin House: Live Big in 600 Square Feet!

It’s safe to say that the little cabin house we built in the woods at the back of our property is our favorite of all the things we’ve done on the new farm over the past year.

The space is no more than 600 square feet, making it one of the tiniest structures on the property. Space-wise, it’s on the small side, but boy, is it packed to the gills with all the big-time conveniences you’d want or need!

Living in a rustic dwelling can be very refreshing. You can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and the hassle of traffic. There’s no denying that it’s a perfect time to relax, read, contemplate, or plot. Especially if you can do it while still enjoying all the conveniences of contemporary life, and with nothing but the trees and nature as your backdrop!

We hope you and your loved ones will appreciate today’s guide on constructing your very own cozy cabin. Keep reading to learn more.


1. “The Cottage” – Constructing the Ideal Small Cabin House in the Woods

Our primary goal was to design a structure that would last for a very long time while requiring minimal upkeep and energy. Once again, we adapted a preexisting Weaver Barns plan to achieve our ideal layout.

All-wood cabins might be stunning upon completion, but they often need extensive upkeep. A cabin made entirely of wood can deteriorate rapidly if it isn’t properly maintained by being painted, caulked, and sealed on a regular basis. Especially if you stick it out in the woods, where mildew, rot, and other environmental hazards can do serious damage in a short amount of time.

To achieve this, we coated the building’s outside in textured metal board and batten siding with a stone wainscot and ledge. We capped it all off with a metal roof to ensure that it would require zero upkeep. Our barndominium on the farm was constructed with the same materials, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

We can’t rave enough about the textured board and batten siding, and the stone wainscot is a nice complement to the natural wood accents. Despite its resemblance to wood siding, this product requires no upkeep and has a 50-year warranty. What’s more, neither one can be damaged by termites.

The kitchen is large enough for a full size refrigerator and stove.

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