Want to live on the Shetland Islands? Here’s your chance!

Want to live on the Shetland Islands? Here’s your chance!

When I read the Shetland Island mysteries by Ann Cleeves, I subscribed to the Shetland newspaper on Facebook. This “Land with planning permission” just showed up in Lerwick. It’s not far from where Jimmy Perez lives. The property is reached from Harbour Street. Here’s the 

24 x 24 A-Frame Cabin Plan

24 x 24 A-Frame Cabin Plan

This 24 x 24 A-Frame Cabin Plan builds an inexpensive home using rough lumber and inexpensive materials.  “With some knowledge of carpentry and the ability to use ordinary hand tools, three or four men should have no serious problems building this cabin.” Cooperative Farm Building 

DIY 5-Room Log Cabin Plans

DIY 5-Room Log Cabin Plans

This 5-Room Log Cabin Plan 5506 is available through the Cooperative Extension Service for Agriculture and Home Economics. It is built with 12″ logs. This five-room cabin, designed principally for camping, would make a fairly comfortable house for a small family. A basement could be 

Built-in Dressing Table

Built-in Dressing Table

The original house plan had a second linen closet in the master bathroom. I decided I would rather have a window. I really like some natural light in the bathroom. Schumacher gave us a credit for deleting 40” of drywall and a door and charged 

Adorable Affordable Low Maintenance Tiny House

Adorable Affordable Low Maintenance Tiny House

This super affordable and super adorable Tiny House just showed up on Facebook Marketplace. The owner and her husband bought it to live in while they restored an old farmhouse. Now they are moving in and passing the Tiny House on. The house is 336 

Adding an Addition to a Tiny Log Cabin

Adding an Addition to a Tiny Log Cabin

About ten years ago, my friend’s parents bought a tiny log cabin and shoehorned it into her back yard. They have been living in Florida and staying in the cabin for a few weeks or so every summer. Now that they’ve decided to move to 

A-Frame House on the Beach

A-Frame House on the Beach

We saw this A-Frame driving down A1A and I just had to share it. This is the view from A1A. See the sidewalk in front of the house?   There are little windows poking out of the roof on both sides. The house is right 

Build This Kit House in 3 Hours

Build This Kit House in 3 Hours

This is another origami house you can buy complete and set up anywhere, the Weizhengheng 2 or 3-bedroom Expandable Home.  They call it a container house. This isn’t a house made from a shipping container. It is a partially assembled house kit that is delivered 

Archdale Modular or Double Wide

Archdale Modular or Double Wide

My daughter and her husband were going to remodel the house they are in, but it may be more cost effective to sell and start over. They already have a piece of land they were going to eventually build on. Now they are looking other 

Closets

Closets

The new house is rich in closets. We have nice sized closets in the guestrooms, a linen closet and a big closet off the entry. The bedroom has a wonderful walk-in closet. It shows some shelving on the plans, but the contract doesn’t specify what