These are 3 different exterior wall stud options that will soon be available for Plan 630. The current version of the plan in our online store features 2″ X 4″ exterior wall studs, but we’ll also offer a 2″ X 6″ exterior wall studs version, and a double 2″ X 4″ exterior wall studs version. The two new version will have a higher cost to construct than the current version because of the larger footprint, and additional material cost, but your savings on your utility bills or off grid batteries will be significant. With the double wall version below, which will have insulation in each wall section, and drywall in between the two walls, will make it so much easier to heat and cool the home, which can be a real challenge with off grid living.
We can do wider wall versions for any of our plans, just send us an email from the contact tab and let us know what you have in mind.
This adventurous couple purchased 5 acres of land in the Pacific Northwest where they will be working to develop our off grid homestead 100% from scratch. While they will be working to build their timber frame barn and eventually timber frame house, winter has arrived and they had neither! They are boondocking in their RV and needed a way to winterize + stay warm.
They decided to build this little cabin as an add-on to their RV. Right now, their RV is under a ShelterLogic Garage-in-a-Box which has no insulation whatsoever. They thought that if they could build a small 10′ x 12′ cabin onto the end of the carport that we could heat the entire enclosure with a wood stove. They have been working to insulation the carport fully, so between all of their efforts they have managed to heat the inside to 68 degrees!
The best part of all is that they built this off grid cabin ourselves with reclaimed materials. Instead of spending $3,000+ to build this cabin, they did it for about $300. Most of these materials came from a demolition they were able to help out with which you can see in their other videos. They also were able to salvage many second-hand building materials with a barter flyer they put up around town.
They are loving their little cabin! Have they ever built a cabin before? NOPE! Do they feel more confident about their building skills? Yes! Did they learn a lot that they can implement when building their barn and house? YES!
Dan Louche, owner of Tiny Home Builders, has been designing and building Tiny Homes since 2009 and has created an ecourse of how to video’s that will teach you how to build your own tiny home. Follow along with Dan Louche as he builds and teaches you how to build a tiny house from beginning to end. Watch as he explains and demonstrates each step along the way. The lessons are ordered and broken up into small, easy to learn segments. It’s like attending a workshop in your own house (without the travel costs), that you can then attend again and again as many times as you want.
Each lesson also includes a forum to ask questions and to interact with other users on that specific topic.