Weekend Fun: Tiny rustic cabin

Tiny rustic cabin, exterior with fiberglass wall

This small vacation cabin is located on an island not far from Vancouver, Canada. Tammy and John wanted a getaway place for their young family. They had initially considered building larger but settled on a 10′ by 12′ size…big enough for comfortable camping, but small enough that it did not require a building permit and would not be a burden on their finances. A large deck almost doubles the living area. The materials cost about $7,000 and it took two weeks of long days for John and a family friend to build.

Tiny rustic cabin, camp kitchen

The cabin is unheated and uninsulated but has battery-powered LED lights and a propane fridge. One very unique feature of this tiny cabin is that the rear wall is enclosed with translucent corrugated fiberglass panels. The fiberglass wall lets in a huge amount of light and helps the cabin feel very open despite the small size. However Tammy says it would have been better on a wall that does not receive full late-afternoon light.

You can read more about this small cabin at gambierislandcabin.com and at Apartment Therapy.

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Photographs by Tammy Everts.

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