Vlogger Builds $6,000 Tiny Cabin In Backyard With DIY Videos

Vlogger Jacob Harrell was in a quandary when he discovered himself unexpectedly unemployed two years in the past. Now 27 years outdated, the documentary filmmaker used to work for CNN’s brief documentary platform “Nice Huge Story” making movies.

In a single documentary, he constructed a tiny workplace in every week. After he was made redundant, he considered changing the tiny workplace right into a home, with tutorials from DIY movies on Tiny Houses.

Harrell proudly shows off the cabin he built by following DIY videos on Tiny Homes.


Harrel shared, “The thought got here from largely desirous to attempt to begin a enterprise renting out tiny houses as the concept was well-liked on the time due to the coronavirus pandemic and folks needed to go on ‘staycations.’”

Harrel shared, “The thought got here from largely desirous to attempt to begin a enterprise renting out tiny houses as the concept was well-liked on the time due to the coronavirus pandemic and folks needed to go on ‘staycations.’”

The frame was built in one week and the house sits on a trailer in the countryside.


The video producer determined to construct a tiny cabin in his yard within the Cotswolds, a picturesque a part of the countryside in England. Utilizing DIV movies on Tiny Houses as a information, Harrell constructed a tiny home in 4 months, which price him round $6,000.

Harrell documented the entire strategy of constructing the home by following DIY movies on Tiny Houses on his YouTube channel. He launched the channel as a aspect hustle to maintain him afloat whereas he searched for one more job.

The curved shape follows the arches of an abbey in the area.


Utilizing spare wooden, Harrell’s tiny residence has a kitchen, folding tables, photo voltaic panels, and a mezzanine bed room with two home windows.

Harrell has all the time thought of himself as a little bit of a “do-er.” Previous to the tiny home construct, he as soon as lived on a small houseboat – a Dutch barge.

The house is mostly made of recycled wood and reclaimed materials.


He realized to hold out minor repairs and enhancements by watching DIY movies on Tiny Houses on YouTube. This gave him the boldness to set out on his tiny residence mission.

Harrel shared, “I didn’t develop up doing DIY initiatives or constructing work, the whole lot I learnt to do I learnt from YouTube.” It took him every week to construct the body of the home, although it wasn’t fitted out or insulated. The home was constructed on a trailer.

The front of the house features a woven exterior.


He stated, “The body was basically a shed on wheels at that time. The tiny residence is totally distinctive – I designed it and constructed within the furnishings.”

As with most DIY movies on Tiny Houses, Harrell saved some huge cash through the use of quite a lot of spare wooden or recycling numerous options of the house. The again window and French doorways have been donated by Harrell’s dad from their outdated home.

The main space has a functional kitchen, folding tables and chairs, and stairs leading to the mezzanine.


These DIY movies on Tiny Houses actually got here in useful as Harrell constructed a lot of the home principally from scratch and used quite a lot of reclaimed materials.

He defined, “I used recycled timber to construct the tiny residence and the kitchen cupboard doorways have been made utilizing leftover cedar wooden. The cladding and hut was made utilizing just a few leftover boards of timber.”

DIY videos on Tiny Homes helped Harrell build the folding tables and chairs.


The tiny residence has a singular woven exterior, which Harrell created utilizing a great deal of willow and hazel wooden. He borrowed the concept from an artist who used pure supplies to create big nests.

These have been twisted to imitate the curved form of the tiny home, making it look proper at residence within the surrounding woodlands of the English countryside. The curved form of the tiny home follows the arches in a well known abbey within the space.

One solar panel can power this home built with the aid of DIY videos on Tiny Homes.


The home was constructed with two photo voltaic panels, however one can present the power wants of the house. The tiny residence doesn’t have a toilet, which Harrell plans to place in a separate construction.

All in all, the $6,000-cost of the tiny residence largely went to supplies, since Harrell did a lot of the work on his personal.

The entire course of has been fairly rewarding, notably because it has been fairly inventive, and Harrell realized new expertise from watching DIY movies on Tiny Houses.

The mezzanine comfortably fits a double bed.

He stated, “I’m fairly happy with the tiny home – the method of constructing one thing along with your fingers could be very rewarding.” He’s now searching for planning permission to construct extra tiny homes and hire them out as vacation houses.

This course of, nonetheless, has been tougher than he anticipated. He said, “That’s as a result of there are boundaries to renting the tiny residence out to vacationers. The method is sophisticated as a result of I utilized to alter the usage of land for tourism functions and to hire out a couple of tiny home.”

Whereas constructing tiny homes has grow to be fairly well-liked and doable due to DIY movies on Tiny Houses, Harrell has sound recommendation for anybody contemplating following in his footsteps.

The cabin built through DIY videos on Tiny Homes fits right into the English countryside.

He stated, “Constructing a tiny house is cheaper than shopping for a home and it offers you freedom – however the legalities of it are very troublesome.”

Nonetheless, this tiny house is a inventive, cheap, and comparatively simple endeavor given the fitting expertise. Hopefully, Harrell will quickly be again on observe to constructing his tiny residence tourism enterprise within the Cotswolds.