See how one couple built a retreat in the Oregon wilderness for $10,000
Thomas J. Story
The materials cost about $10,000, with windows from a center that recycles building parts. Other thrifty choices include Ikea cabinetry and laminate flooring. They found the barn door hardware and the woodstove—the cabin’s only source of heat—on Craigslist.
After two years of planning and extended weekend camping trips to the site, the couple, together with family and friends, completed construction in two weeks.