Secret Offgrid Cabin In The Forest Built From Salvaged Materials For $1000

This simple little outpost is in direct contrast to some of the more expensive high-end tiny homes you might see. Whereas some owners spare no expense on high end finishes and the latest gizmos, others simply want a quiet place to escape the outside world and don’t care if it’s a bit “unrefined”. That’s what the owner of this cabin was going for when they found a secluded spot in the Northern California forest.

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Owned by Maximillian Godino, who says he built the offgrid escape using salvaged wood and antique portholes from ships. It’s totally offgrid too, using spring water from a nearby source and solar power when necessary. A small stove warms the space, and he also uses kerosene lanterns for light. Best of all, he says it only cost around $1000 for the materials used!

The 12′ x 12′ space sports a rough finish, with no insulation, but we don’t think that matters much given the mild climate in California.

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A skylight in the roof and a window framed in triangles on the side add a nice touch.

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h/t Tiny House Swoon

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