Man Living Off-Grid in His Incredible Self-Built Cabin

This man built a beautiful off-grid cabin with the help of friends for $65,000 CAD including the cost of the land. There was no road access to his lot so he had to bring in all of the building materials using a 4-wheeler with a small trailer, and then load them on a material elevator to bring them up a cliff to where he wanted to build his home.

You can find out more about this cabin on Instagram here:

The cabin can collect and store 3,000 litres of rainwater from the roof. One of the water tanks is inside the house to prevent the water from freezing during the winter, and the other two are in a shed that is attached to the cabin so that warm air can be circulated with fans to prevent the other two tanks from freezing as well.

For heat, he has a wood stove, and he brings the firewood up to the cabin using the material elevator.

For power, he has a solar power system and a backup generator for cloudy days.

This micro cabin has two lofts, one is a living room, and one is the bedroom. On the main floor is a kitchen with propane 2-burner cooktop and 110 volt fridge, a bathroom with a sink and a bath (but no toilet because he prefers to have the toilet outside), and a spacious living area with the wood stove and dining table.

He lives in the tiny house with his girlfriend and enjoys the simple lifestyle and the challenge of living sustainably.

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


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48 Replies to “Man Living Off-Grid in His Incredible Self-Built Cabin”

  1. MLD-RN 1974

    All of the hard and time consuming work you did to build your dream home was worth it bc you have a peaceful, BEAUTIFUL home and environment off the grid. Excellent video!

  2. David Cosma

    This was relaxing to watch and inspiring to view. If I was thirty years younger, I could see myself living an off-grid lifestyle, but not isolated on a mountain.

  3. K T

    Your house is awesome beautiful, thanks for stating the price so few videos do. And their shipping container houses up to 300,000 not an affordable solution.

  4. Cest Qui

    "As we are off grid, I order internet with birds". This guys is awesome. Beautiful design, and very thoughtful commentary. Kudos, and many happy years pursuing your interests.

  5. maxine Ayala

    Ok he had me alll the way till .. I heard it being no toilet in the bathroom were do he ues the bathroom at ???65000 and no toilet bowl I'm not with it I'm not using the bathroom outside take me home plz 😂🤣its cute but he just needs to put in a toilet then he is all set ill move back in❤

  6. Junil Managbanag

    Such a nice place. It's a little bit lonely living without neighbors but this man finds some solace in the mountain top. Genius move to build his own house. Very neat and tidy place he has. Thanks for sharing this video.

  7. Sandeep Mukherjee

    Wow! This man is super cool… His house and view towards life is admirable. Calmed my mind as well.. Hope someday I can fulfill my dream to living close to nature in wilderness and stay calm and away from chaotic city life

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