Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Small Cabin Living

Some people live in small cabins by necessity, some by choice, some on a seasonal basis, and some year round. Whatever the case, it's exciting, rewarding, challenging, and satisfying. Each day you have the opportunity to experience life in a very meaningful way. Wayne and I have always enjoyed the outdoors. But we didn't really get to have such a close relationship with nature until we started living in our float cabin on Powell Lake.

When we can't be at our cabin, we're thinking about it. I like to read books about cabin and wilderness dwellers. I also like to search the Internet for off-the-grid living tips, and to find other link-minded individuals. Here are a few of my discoveries.

Our Small Cabin is a website about building a small cabin from land acquisition to living off-the-grid. There's also a forum where readers can communicate with each other.

Mother Earth News is both a magazine and a website. They have excellent articles on alternative energy, gardening, homesteading and self-reliance. They also have forums on related topics that have a wealth of information and people to meet.

Tiny House Blog by Kent Griswald has lots of articles and ideas for living in all kinds of small homes. Guest posts give you more links to tiny homes, products, and personal experiences.

Solar Burrito Blog covers off-the-grid living in a wilderness cabin, cabin construction, camping, renewable energy, useful products, and more. There's also a YouTube channel with more information.

Backwoods Home Magazine online focuses on self-reliant living and a well used forum. I particularly enjoy the associated blog Ask Jackie Clay. You can submit your own question, or just read the posts and answers to others questions for lots of help.

Nichole Lischewski's Wilderness Blog
is new to me and exciting to read. Nicole lives way off the grid where the Yukon Territory, BC and Alaska meet. She's an amazing woman!

Preparedness Advice Blog
focuses on emergency preparedness, food storage, and survival, but there are a lot of crossovers with off-the-grid living. There is also an associated YouTube channel.

Have you found any good books, websites or blogs about cabin or rural living? Post them in the comments section so that we can all explore your finds. -- Margy


  1. Very interesting- even for those of us not living in a tiny space.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the links. I'm always looking for new ones if you find any. - Margy

  2. Yours is such an intriguing way of life. And what a glorious view!

    1. Thanks Cynthia. We were lucky to discover it just at the right time. - Margy


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