Smart Couple Builds Their Own Affordable Cabin

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15 minutes away from city life and yet still so close to wildlife, this DIY cabin by a creative couple is an example of what happens when passion mixes with hard work.  This wooden lodge in Tahoe, CA is where they now call home after having invested so much time making it fit them like a glove.


Tucked away amidst a dense forest and surrounded by wildlife, Tim and Hannah’s tiny cabin boasts a storybook view of treetops and purple-bluish mountains. You’d never guess it’s only 15 minutes to town. The cabin is connected to a private road by a 100 yard trail, which their friends helped clear. It was only after a few steps down the trail that I spotted the vibrant colors of the cabin: warm wood shingles against mint green siding and a bright orange roof. Tim and Hannah have learned to live with less, while also becoming super organized. Everything in their home has its place. A good amount of building material was acquired for free from Craigslist. Furthermore, they lift the home off the ground to prevent snow drift during cold winter months and heat retention during summer months.Tim and Hannah’s refrigerator consists of a cooler and ice packs, which, in the winter, they easily refreeze by keeping the water packs outside.












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