The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

by , 03/04/15

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The construction cost of the Rock Bottom Cabin was incredibly low thanks to Diedricksen’s deft scrap scavenger abilities. In fact, most of the cabin is made up of recycled parts and creatively reused construction materials. A “Pet-Peek” dome window was given a new respectable use as the eye of the cabin, giving an open, curious character to the structure. The front deck was repurposed from an abandoned fence wall that was reinforced with several free two-by-fours in order to establish a peaceful and stable outdoor area.

The tiny cabin is designed as an off grid wilderness haven, offering a seasonal retreat in the woods and even a backwoods library of sorts for visitors. Lit with just a Coleman lantern and a few candles and oil lamps, the home has zero electricity, although the cozy micro structure does emit light upward thanks to clear polycarbonate roofing, which gives the cabin a lantern-like appearance in the middle of the wilderness.

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen’s commitment to the tiny home movement has inspired many to downsize their own living quarters. He is currently working on a new book featuring many tiny structures including The Rock Bottom. His previous DIY tiny shelter and cabin book, “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks” remains a favorite among the movement’s many members.

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  1. Brandon Renshaw February 1, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Im sorry, but it is inaccurate to call this part of the tiny home movement. This is a kids play house. No one can realistically live here. A home provides shelter and takes care of your needs. It lacks any way to nourish a person such as food storage or prep. It lakes any kind of sanitation like running water or toilet/bath faciltes. To call this part of the tiny home movement detracts from those of us who are really living in tiny homes. The key word in the last sentence was “living”. you can noted much more in this than red a book and take a nap in the chair.

  2. Pat Willey February 1, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Nice little house @MegCossaboom #small #cheap

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