Our story of building the Little House
My two sons and I built the smaller (10'x14') cabin. We used only hand tools and a circular saw and worked on it part time over three weeks. The house was weather-tight in 11 days. We spent about $1,400 (or $10/SF in the year 1998) buying all construction materials new from our local lumberyard except for the used windows and doors. It has complete insulation, interior finished wood on the walls and ceiling, and a small wood stove and chimney.