Brendan's Small Home in the Woods


Hey, how’s it going? Heard you guys are looking for small homes being built.

My name’s Brendan and I’m building what I guess would be considered a small home: 12′ × 16′ main structure with a 12′ × 8′ second floor and an 8′ × 8′ bathroom — just a hair over 350 sq. ft. I’ve almost got the outside finished and dried in.

Here are a couple pictures of where I’m at.

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We will continue to update this build in the future.

16 Responses to Brendan's Small Home in the Woods

  1. Katrina says:

    Please post ur progress….love to build similar height as guest cabin!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow looks nice. I cant wait to see the interior and all of your creativity. very snug and quaint.

  3. looking forward to the finish and to the interior—-nice job

  4. Donna says:

    Awesome. BRENDAN. You could be a genius. Can’t wait to see the inside. Definitely, keep us posted!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Would anyone know where in south Florida I can have a tiny home built? Pls advise asap.

  6. Tammie Miller says:

    Sooo cool! You are a lucky guy. I must say I am envious. This is a dream of mine and I am happy for you. Looks like you have a great plan and use of space. Will love to see inside once you are in!

    • Brendan says:

      Thanks Tammie!! I drew plans for the framework, but I’ve been winging it ever since :-D I wanted to leave all my options open as the cabin progressed. Its been alot of labor, but also alot of excitement. I cant wait to get started on the inside.

  7. Brendan says:

    Hey everyone thanks for the positive feedback! I am very blessed!! Ive made alot of progress in just the past couple of weeks. I basically have $400 a month to spend on building this, so ive had to be creative. Ive got about $3000 in it right now. Im hoping to have the exterior finished this weekend or next :-) The interior is what will be jaw dropping, cant wait to get started! Ive got 9 days of vacation coming up 4th of July, hopefully the interior starts then.

  8. That looks large enough to require a permit. Does it?

    • Brendan says:

      Honestly grow I dont know. Im so far out in the sticks I figured it easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. I can barely afford to eat and need a roof over my head. Im sure ill eventually find out one way or another. Ive taken hundreds of pictures of the construction in case I ever am questioned. The way I see it, im the one living in this thing, and there isnt anyone in the world that wants it structurally sound more than me. Thats why I went with a 6×6 structure, secured with 10″ timberlock bolts. I notched the outer band 2×10’s into the frame to better handle the load. Each floor joist has 2 metal joist hanger brackets, 2 hurricane straps, and 40 screws. The only nails in this cabin are aluminum spiral shank nails holding up siding.I want this to last me a lifetime, and maybe a few generations longer :-)

  9. Debi says:

    Does anyone know where I can buy a tiny house in Vermont, I don’t want to build it myself, I am way to old.

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