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The Organic Cabin Design

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Tiny Green Cabins are Magical Places

For years, I enjoyed reading Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time”, of the mythical creatures that befriend Rand A’Thor, or of the elves, ogres, and other mystical creatures in “Lord of the Rings” by  J.R.R. Tolkien. Frodo, Sam, Gimli, Legolas and other elfin friends lived in forests and often in the trunks of trees; and  who could forget the Avatars and the planet Pandora. The trees were their safe place and home.

When I started living in the Wildflower Cabin, it was my retreat and developed into finding out how to make the tiny cabin better and my safe place and home. To that end, there have been thoughts for improvements, suggestions noted, and different designs contemplated. Since I built the Wildflower, there was already a lot of me built into the small cabin, so one could say I had a special attachment to it. I already loved it.

What I did not expect to happen did happen. The memories of long lost youth came marching through the nights; the sleeping under the eves of the roof listening to the rain falling on the roof; the peering out the window at night and watching the bats dart about, the rabbits hopping from bush to bush; the full moonlight nights; and the twinkling of the stars.  In the 3rd week, it started to feel like I was sleeping in a magical place - almost like in the hollow of a tree.

Climbing into the loft each night became comforting and cozy. The Wildflower and the loft had become my nest and “Safe Place’ to rest, sleep, and relax in. My pillow was at the awning window and I could look out into the night and view creatures of the night moving about; deer ambling through the yard; the skunk that found the ground bees nest and savory honey; to the owl and mouse drama that resulted in a flurry of wings; the thunder and lightning shows as the rain danced on the metal roof; and the dancing of the shadows of the moonlight dancing across the grass. These all created the magical moments for me in my Tiny Green Cabin – Wildflower Cabin.

Cabin life and small cabins are the love of Minnesota and I suspect the world. For at the cabin, we find for a moment, the joy of life. For in a cabin retreat, pleasure becomes the norm away from the routine of duty for just a little while.

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Cost of Materials for Thoreau’s House (from Walden)

  • Board’s: $8.03 1/2, mostly shanty boards
  • Refuse shingles for roof and sides: $4.00
  • Laths: $1.25
  • Two second-hand windows with glass: $2.43
  • One thousand old brick: $4.00
  • Two casts of lime: $2.40. That was high.
  • Hair: $0.31. More than I needed
  • Mantle-tree iron: $0.15
  • Nails: $3.90
  • Hinges and screws: $0.14
  • Latch: $0.10
  • Chalk: $0.01
  • Transportation: $1.40. I carried a good part on my back.
  • In all: $28.12 1/2

    These are all the material excepting the timber, stones and sand, which I claimed by squatter’s right.

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    Small is Green



    Built By Tiny Green Cabins LLC
    Tiny Green Cabins are transportable so you can take them wherever life takes you.

    Tiny Green Cabins are earth friendly cabins ranging is size from 48 square feet (Mini-Sota model) to 252 square feet (Denali Model) The Wildflower cabin is 120 square feet and built with green certified materials, reclaimed products as well as recycled materials. The insulation used is Soft Touch Cotton insulation made from recycled blue jeans. Even the floors are insulated!

    Maybe it is time to start thinking about adding a Tiny Green Cabin to your back as an office and saving your daily commute and reduce your carbon footprint.
    Small buildings mean less materials, less energy to heat & cool and more green space.

    Install a home office studio in your back yard, work from home and eliminate your commute, then you could get rid of your car (or drive it less often). The money you could save in a year would pay for your studio!

    An added benefit is that Tiny Green Cabins are transportable, and you can take them wherever life takes you. Because Tiny Green Cabins are transportable they also are not subject to property tax (check your local codes). Tiny Green Cabins are built with the same craftsmanship and quality found in the finest homes; they will last for generations. Since they will last a lifetime, the savings in property taxes for a Tiny Green Cabin will pay for a large portion of the purchase price over time.

    Another benefit is at the lake, river, or woodland retreat they can sit closer to the shoreline allowing you the pleasure of seeing and hearing the gurgling of the water, swish of the waves or the soft sound of light falling rain on the roof.

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    Tiny Green Cabins Uses

    Cabin
    Retreat
    Hermitage Tree House
    Coffee “Hut”
    Away Place
    Float Cabin
    Guest Cabin
    “Dog” House
    Beach Cabin
    Artist Studio
    Garden Retreat
    Architects Studio
    Mobile Hermitage
    Zen Cabin
    Meditation Retreat
    Writers Retreat
    Cabin by lake
    Extra Bedroom
    Warming House
    Hunting Cabin
    Fishing Cabin
    Floating Retreat
    Inn on Wheels
    Cabin on Wheels
    Home Office
    Starter Home
    Rental Income
    Nest Returners
    Student Housing
    Tiny Cabin Community
    Workshop for Hobbies
    Added Cabins at Resorts
    Bed & Breakfast Expansion
    Parents not Ready for Retirement
    Construction Site Operations or Sales Center

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    The Sunflower by Tiny Green Cabins LLC

    The “Sunflower Cabin” will be built as another tiny, tiny cabin.  The 2nd smallest of our designs. The pictures below give various views of this cabin that will be sized 8′ x 10′ plus seating area and loft;  built with earth friendly products, recycled and reclaimed materials, in keeping with simplify, simplify, simplify.

    Starting at $10,500.00

    Base Price includes:

    Sunflower Tiny Green Cabin; approximately 10′ x 8′ with seating alcove (and loft over porch and seating alcove), loft area 4′x8′ approximately, wired for electrical hookup, taxes included.

    • FSC Cert. Mixed * SW-COC-000669 Lumber
    • Ultra Touch Cotton Ins 6X16 – Recycled Denim (cotton) Insulation – (Blue Jeans)
    • Finger jointed 2 X 3’s and 2 X 4’s
    • Recycled & Reclaimed Lumber
    • Anderson Silverline Windows
    • Pro-Rib Steel 29 gauge panel – Emerald Green
    • Trex Decking (recycled plastic and wood fibers)
    • Low VOC paints.
    • Acrylic caulks.
    • Energy Star Electrical Boxes
    • 15/32″ roof and exterior sheathing
    • Tyvek Exterior building wrap
    • Rebond (recycled) carpet padding
    • Type 6 nylon carpet from Shaw.
    • “James Hardie” Cemplank exterior lap siding
    • Cedar Soffit and Fascia
    • 3/8″ Fir Plywood Paneling, Interior Complete

    Base Price does not include solar panels, cabinetry, freight or delivery

    Call or email for details

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    Wildflower Cabin Blossoms

    Small is Green

    The Wildflower is Nearing Completion as details begin to add character and charm to this Tiny Green Cabin.

    Maybe it is time to start thinking about adding a Tiny Green Cabin to your back yard as an office and saving your daily commute and reduce your carbon footprint.

    Small buildings mean less materials, less energy to heat & cool and more green space.

    Install a home office studio in your back yard, work from home and eliminate your commute, then you could get rid of your car (or drive it less often). The money you could save in a year would pay for your studio!

    An added benefit is that Tiny Green Cabins are transportable, and you can take them wherever life takes you. Because Tiny Green Cabins are transportable they also are not subject to property tax (check your local codes). Tiny Green Cabins are built with the same craftsmanship and quality found in the finest homes, and they will last for generations. Since they will last a lifetime, the savings in property taxes for a Tiny Green Cabin will pay for a large portion of the purchase price over time.

    Another benefit is at the lake, river, or woodland retreat they can sit closer to the shoreline allowing you the pleasure of not only seeing but hearing the gurgling of the water, swish of the waves and so much more.

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    The Mini-sota by Tiny Green Cabins, LLC

    Starting at $8,358.00

    Base Price includes:

    6′ x 8′ Mini-Sota Tiny Green Cabin with loft over front porch (loft area 4′x8′ approximately) wired for electrical hookup, taxes included.

    • FSC Cert. Mixed * SW-COC-000669 Lumber
    • Ultra Touch Cotton Ins 6X16 – Recycled Denim (cotton) Insulation – (Blue Jeans)
    • Finger jointed 2 X 3’s and 2 X 4’s
    • Recycled & Reclaimed Lumber
    • Anderson Silverline Windows
    • Pro-Rib Steel 29 gauge panel – Emerald Green
    • Trex Decking (recycled plastic and wood fibers)
    • Low VOC paints.
    • Acrylic caulks.
    • Energy Star Electrical Boxes
    • 15/32″ roof and exterior sheathing
    • Tyvek Exterior building wrap
    • Rebond (recycled) carpet padding
    • Type 6 nylon carpet from Shaw.
    • “James Hardie” Cemplank exterior lap siding
    • Cedar Soffit and Fascia
    • 3/8″ Fir Plywood Paneling, Interior Complete

    Base Price does not include solar panels, cabinetry, freight or delivery

    Call or email for details



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