Welcome to a series of posts on how we built our tiny 100 sq ft. shabin. I am going to post on a number of topics, with a new post coming out the first Thursday of each month until I have run out of things to write about.
This post is about the planning that is required before building a shabin.
What is a shabin?
A shabin is a shed + cabin.
While small, well-appointed sheds may be built into backyards (as a tiny guest house, studio or office), a shabin is a really tiny cabin.
For us (and five of our friends who also bought vacant land for a vacation property) a shabin was the first step towards setting up a place to stay. For some of our friends, it remained as their only cabin, for others’ it was a stepping stone towards a more substantial build.
Here are a few factors that you need to consider if you are planning to build your own shabin.…