Do you dream of building your own tiny house but don’t have the foggiest idea of where to start? Architect Joshua Woodsman can help. As Founder of Pin Up Houses, a company that creates easy-to-build house plans, Woodsman designed and constructed the Cheryl Cabin, a compact and multifunctional holiday home. The stylish DIY cabin can be built in three weeks with under $3,000 worth of material.



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The Cheryl Cabin—one of many tiny house designs available from Pin Up Houses—is an adorable and modern dwelling that uses multifunctional furnishings to maximize its tiny footprint. Inspired by the architect Jeffrey Broadhurst and named after the famous pin-up girl Cheryl Tiegs, the one-room cabin embraces the outdoors with floor-to-ceiling glazed doors that open up to a porch. The 107-square-foot building is accessible via a ladder that swings down to the ground.

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Multifunctional furniture makes the most of the cabin’s small size. The Cheryl Cabin prototype shows off how wooden storage boxes topped with cushions can serve as storage space, a bed, or seating for nine people. The wooden boxes can even be put on the walls with pegs to save space. A wood stove keeps the cabin nice and cozy during winter. The Cheryl Cabin house plans, available on Pin Up Homes for US $29, comes with a step-by-step DIY guide, a material list, and tool list.

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