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A 76-year-old psychologist fulfilled his dream, building a tea house

Your Tea-House looks very well and detailed built, are you a carpenter or did you have professional help? I am not a carpenter or in any way, a general builder. I have no previous building experience. My background is in Psychology, Education, and Theology. I have always wanted to attempt a building project. I had […]

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“The most challenging part was drilling the pilings,” Jessica says

Where did you build this cabin? (a type of building site- sloping/forest/meadow, not address, just country if you want) We built my house in my backyard in Middletown Rhode Island USA. The land is quite wet so we put it up on 12 pilings.  For what purpose did you build this cabin? We built it to live […]

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Building Off-Grid House out of 20’ Shipping Container

Laying out a foundation with concrete bricks and gravel & stone backfill First, I outlined the location of the raised foundations using a spirit level and a string. The corners must be at right angles. Subsequently, I dug holes in the places of the future foundations and filled them with stones and sand. I stacked […]

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Pin-Up Forest Refuge from a Pandemic

“Originally I was going to use it as a weekend and vacation home, but with the global COVID-19 pandemic the work situation has changed such that I may spend more time there.“ Where are you building your cabin “Sandra”? (a type of building site- sloping/forest/meadow, not address, just country if you want) “Sandra” is being […]

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“The cabin was constructed primarily of recycled materials leftover from other jobs,” John says

Where are you building your cabin? The property is a vineyard located in upstate Pennsylvania (www.seconddistrictvineyard.com) on the New York Border.  (Milanville, PA)  The Tiny House Virginia was built on a slope behind a pond on the property looking down onto a stream and a beaver dam.  Do you have a special tool for removing nails or […]

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“The most challenging thing was to conceive the water foundations! The rest was just work.” Richard says

One of our DIY builders bought our Cabin Plans Set Book, choose Marlene, and started to build in the wild. This building is special mainly because it is built on foundations in water. He was so willing that he shared with us his rich experience from construction. How difficult was it for you to create […]

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Garden Cottage Shelley- an Interview with a DIY builder Patrick

One of our customers builds his own Garden Cottage Shelley. He modified plans a bit, but generally, the design remains the same. Have you been choosing between more of our designs? I haven’t chose any other designs from your website (yet) Have you been building it for yourself (DIY) or with some professional help? I […]

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Off-Grid Container House Gaia – Press Release & Pictures

Download press release + pictures of the Container House Gaia: PICTURES + PRESS RELEASE Design: Joshua Woodsman – Pin-Up Houses External Container Dimensions without roof: 6m x 2,44 mm / 20ft x 8ft Construction time: 3 months Price of material + work: 21 000 USD Material: 20’ HC shipping container, construction timber, spray foam insulation, corrugated […]

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Forest Cabin Marlene under the Construction – interview with a skilled DIY builder

Where are you building your Cabin Marlene? (a type of building site- sloping/forest/meadow, not address, just country if you want)In the forest! We had to chop down trees, Make firewood out of them. It was on top of a mountain on my dad’s land. It was the land of our grandparents who used to have all […]

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“I’m not building a piano!” – Interview with Builder Jim

Jim, you have chosen Gazebo Plans Clara from our Pin-Up Houses Family. How did you find the website with our plans? I have been looking at different plans for gazebos and teahouses but most of what was available looked like it was for larger projects.  This plan came up through Pinterest and Google searches and […]

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Elisabeth Cabin made it to Argentina, thanks to her proud owner Marc!

On the blog, you might have seen the plans of an amazing Elisabeth, the small modern weekend cabin. Well, she has been growing up far in Argentina under Marc’s hands. An Unbelievable dream coming true! Marc was so kind and shared some of his comments from his own experience with us. It’s a quick read, […]