Tammy, John, Sam, Will, and Dobbs
Gulf Islands, British Columbia
180 square feet
Years lived in:
One (mostly on weekends)
Before I get started with this tour, I cannot emphasize this enough: My husband and I are not rich and we are not particularly handy. Heck, we're not even all that smart. This latter fact was probably the driver behind why two people with little money and even fewer skills would even attempt to build a cabin on an isolated island with no amenities. But armed with a hacked $25 shed plan and an incredibly generous friend with actual skills, we gave it a shot. Here's how it turned out.