I found this awesome cabin who has done a great job of documenting their process of building their mini Cabin. The cabin is around 160 square feet with a loft in it. The did this all in around 2 weeks! One part that I really appreciate is that they took the time to shared their budget.
Here is what the Vermont Mini Cabin cost me:
- Pressure-treated lumber (Home Depot) $100
- Rough-sawn lumber (Eagle Saw Mill) $704
- 3/4â€³ plywood $568
- Nails, screws, other misc. supplies $200
- Tyvek $145
- Ship-lap pine siding $600
- Stain $100
- Metal roofing panels and flashing (Fabral) $936
- Clear pine for trim $180
- Insulation $100
- Steel door $100
- Windows (12 Pella ProLine casements w/screens) $3623
- Stove (Morso Squirrel) $1100
- Chimney and stove pipe (Simpson) $500
- Flooring (Forbo Marmoleum Click) $502
Cost before adjustments $9458
Forgone BMW purchase ($44,260) …’cuz that’s what my friends are buying instead of doing stuff like this.
12 days labor of high-priced innovation consultant (not thinking about that)
Net Savings $34,802
Incidentally, I purchased the site for $8500, plus another $1000 or so in legal fees and transfer fees/taxes. (One of a half dozen lots I was able to aggregate in a largely defunct development.) So, even including the land costs, this project was well under half the cost of the BMW, and I believe it will be around a lot longer than that car would have been.