This Man Built the Coolest Tiny House Cabin By Himself. I’m Totally Obsessed With It.
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Sam Fujiyama took a unique and inspiring approach to facing a time of difficulty in his life. He built a breathtaking Tiny House cabin as a “therapy” project. Working with his hands on the gorgeous island of Gabriola in B.C., he discovered a renewed source of strength and belief in himself. This in turn, reassured him that things would be OK. In the process, he built this seriously incredible tiny house, which I’m completely obsessed with it. It just may be the coolest tiny house I’ve seen. Not only is it a total work or art…it only cost him about $11,00 Canadian dollars, or $9,000 U.S. dollars at the time, in materials*. You will be completely blown away by this awesome tiny house cabin.
*We don't have information on the cost of the land. Approximately $9,000 in materials is seriously impressive, though!
With his design ready, he got to work on his site, which was on an open piece of land, at a distance from any trees that might fall during storms.
This site was actually his second choice. His first choice was a site amongst trees, but luckily a storm came in before he started building and after the site was hit with deadfall crashing down, Sam realized he needed a more open space for his building. It’s awesome he discovered that before he built his cool house.
Working mostly on weekends once or twice a month, Sam tried to “chunk” project parts for each weekend.
On the first weekend, he got the post sets and the concrete poured for part of the foundation work.
He used string lines to help him line up the brackets for the beams, which would be dropped into poured concrete.
He was nervous something would shift, but luckily the beams dropped in perfectly and the brackets were aligned and at the right height.