A Solar Cabin in Two Weeks for $2,000

After finding himself without a home, LaMar Alexander moved onto inherited land and built a 400-square-foot cabin in two weeks for $2,000.



Unfinished Solar Cabin
The author, LaMar Alexander, designed and built his own tiny cabin. He salvaged his front door from a nearby abandoned house.
Photo by LaMar Alexander
Kitchen and Appliances in the Solar Cabin
LaMar captures water from his sink to use in his solar composter tank or to water fruit trees and shrubs.
Photo by LaMar Alexander
Living Room in the Solar Cabin
The interior of LaMar’s cabin is about 400 square feet. Downsizing has allowed LaMar to pursue his hobbies, such as writing and music.
Photo by LaMar Alexander
Front Porch of the Solar Cabin
The porch on this tiny cabin is built out of logs from a local lumber mill and recycled cedar fence boards.
Photo by LaMar Alexander
Outside of the Lived-in Solar Cabin
Fully outfitted with solar panels, a wind turbine, a garden, and a solar composter, LaMar’s cabin is completely debt-free, which allows him to pursue other creative endeavors.
Photo by LaMar Alexander











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