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Small Off-Grid House Elle under the Construction- an Incredible Report from Self-Help Builder Ember

Where are you building your cabin?  I’m building my house in beautiful Northern New Mexico just one mile from the Rio Grand gorge.  Have you been choosing between more Pin-Up Houses designs?- Did you start building on your own or do you use the services of professional craftsmen? I was looking at all sorts of pinup […]

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Charming Recycled Interior of a Self-Built Cottage – an Interview with the Builder

We have already written about the builder of this charming cottage in this article. Today we bring you new photos of the largely completed interior. The interior lining is made of planks. What is their finish, are they recycled or new? Recycled wooden pallets! They are thrown to garbage here and there at various commercial […]

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Magic A-Frame Cabin

With the help of plans, skilled craftsmen, dedicated friends, and above all a strong determination, this imaginative builder decided to build a cozy cabin in the countryside. Thanks to the concrete footings, the cottage seems to float above the surrounding terrain. This gives it a special character, so what era should the cottage be classified […]

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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 […]