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Cabin Bettie by Lake

DIY cabin frame

We already introduced one DIY cabin Bettie, remember? Now we’ve met another one! Seems like they could become lakeside cabins, because this one is as well placed in the forest with stunning view over a lake and it suits her very much. She is not completed yet. She is still under construction, so we cannot […]

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How to Build a Gable Roof

collar tie and board bracing on gable roof

How to build a gable roof framing During the construction process of your new tiny house, cabin or cottage, you will need to decide what kind of roof you prefer. There are many types of roof trusses. Factors, which influence their different shapes are mainly the region and local climate and available materials. Gable roof is among […]

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Candy in-between the Trees

construction process of DIY wood cabin

It has not been that long since we introduced wood cabin Candy last time, remember? Now we are going to talk again about Candy, a different one, on very lovely looking place surrounded by trees and forest. She is still under process of construction, she is not finished yet. However already have some pictures, which we […]

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Crooked Playhouse for a Fundraiser

timber wall and roof frames

We are always happy to see when any of our DIY plans for low cost constructions end up serving a good purpose. Providing a kids play area is already good enough, of course, don’t get us wrong! But being used in a raffle fundraiser is also nice, as in case of this crooked playhouse and project […]

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Small House Wall Frame Construction

timber framework wall construction

Assembling walls For assembly of the walls of wooden tiny house construction, the two by four type structural timber is usually used, especially for the one-storey buildings where walls do not need to support the load of levels above. The principle of building these wood frame structures is very quick. Thanks to the favorable weights of the […]

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Candy from the Rainforest Is Back!

wood cabin walls finished

Today we are back with the Hawaiian Candy. You remember, right? I am sure you do, how could you forget a post about someone building a cabin in rainforest (this one). It is one of our wood cabins plans, which you can buy, download and once you have the material, you can begin your own […]

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Roof Structural Components for Small Houses

members of timber roof truss

Roof construction system Roof is defined as a load-bearing structural frame designed to bridge an internal space, carry the roofing and support it by transforming weight of the roof, batten systems and insulation-related structures into vertical load-bearing structural elements – bearing walls. Most common roof types The roof system consists of several very important parts: wall […]

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Cabin Bettie Built in Indiana

Today, we would like to introduce to you Bettie from Loogootee. That is a small town in Indiana, USA, where she lives in a beautiful place in the woods overlooking a pond. Cabin Bettie is one of small cabin designs we offer here. The DIY building plans provided by us were slightly altered in this […]

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Pillar in Concrete Foundation

wooden cabin Candy

Materials for timber foundation Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water) or complex dry concrete mix Rocks Timber – 2“x2“ / 100×100 mm or round timber pieces Basic metal fasteners Pillar in concrete foundation method The Pillar in concrete method of wooden foundations is recommended especially for buildings with their first floor elevated, located in areas with waterlogged soil or for […]

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Small House – Wall Framing Components

wood cabin wall framing pinup houses

Types of walls Walls define the interior space of the house and together with the ceiling and floor constitute our “third skin” next to our clothes. It is very important how we treat this layer, particularly if we live in a cooler part of the Earth where more than half of our life is spent in […]

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How to Set Out Small House Foundation

tiny house foundations measurements

Once you have selected your location, studied the design plans of your project, gathered your material, the building process can begin and with it its first step, foundation construction. There are several factors determining what types of foundation is best suitable for your project. However no matter which one you end up constructing, the crucial […]

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Tiny House Foundation

wall frames slab foundation pinup houses

Aspects influencing types of tiny house foundation There are several types of small house foundation and it is very important to realise, which one is the best suitable for you start setting out foundations. It is determined by several factors. Do you need a building permit? Click HERE First and probably most obvious is a size […]

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Floor Framing Components

wooden cabin construction floor pinup houses

Load-bearing floor framing structure Floor is a structure supported by the building foundation directly. In small houses where no deep concrete foundation along the entire perimeter is considered, the floor will have to resist fluctuating temperatures as it is in direct contact with the exterior environment. Therefore, include sufficient thermal insulation in your calculations, primarily in cool weather conditions. The floor […]

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Cabin Masonry Foundation

DIY masonry foundations

Materials Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water), complex dry concrete mix or clay soil Asphalt sheet Masonry materials – bricks/rocks/concrete blocks Method The dimensions of a common masonry foundations amount to about 14″ x 14″/ 350 x 350 mm or even less. For tiny houses, small cabins or garden sheds, bricks laid flat on the ground often suffice. The recommended dimensions of the […]