I found this beaut with a simple "rehabbed Airstream" google search...I am cackling to think of what our neighbor's would say!
I have been obsessing a bit over the pre-fab/plot of land idea, particularly since I saw this article on Sunset Magazine's website about a couple who "gets off the grid" in their pre-fab fab cabin.
Pre-fabricated cottage, placed a rugged hill's edge in Oregon.
The couple built "The Signal Shed" for a total of $57,000.00, including the land.
The industrial-rustic cabin does not have electricity or running water. BUT, there are many pre-fab options with all the bells and whistles, like toilets! lights! heat!
The Sunset article included some other excellent pre-fab cabin companies, with some of the choices eclipsing my regular home.
I thought this guy was an excellent option...and costs only a bit more than The Signal Shed.
This teensy cabin, by Modern Shed, starts at $25,000.00. I think it would also be a great backyard retreat...if you (or me) can't afford the land part of the "buy land" section of this plan.
Action shot of the Modern Shed cabin being used as a yoga studio.
A full family home by Modern Shed.
Oh, and side note. You can go pre-fabulous with a space that is certainly not a cabin (see above). Check this one out.
The Rincon by Mamol Radziner pre-fab. It starts at $179,000.00 and includes the deck.
This Mamol Radziner option is anything but a shed.
I highly recommend that you play around on these sites and let your imagination take over! Pool houses, cabanas, yoga retreats, offices, studios, you name it....
In the meantime, I may have to save my pennies and go off the grid in my own backyard....
DWR teepee. I am digging it.
Do any of you gentle readers have a modern pre-fabricated home and/or small structure? I would love to hear about it, if so. Do tell!