Cabin - durable shelter (picture heavy) Been looking at and enjoying the permanent shelter threads and figured I'd share my own. A few years back my Wife and I found some property in an area we frequently recreated in. The area has many recreational opportunities, a wide variety of critters and boatloads of natural beauty. It was love at first sight and we closed on the deal in just over a month. Soon after acquiring the property we bought a travel trailer. I HATED it. It felt like a cell and seemed to insulate us from the very reason we purchased the property. The solution, mini cabin. Being remote it needed to be small enough to build quickly - and be affordable - as well as big enough to be useful. I drew up some plans, submitted them to the county and we were soon rolling What my wife lacked in construction experience, she more than made up for with enthusiasm. The wife found some oak flooring inexpensively and tasked me with putting it in. I built the cabinets in shop at home between trips. I used quarter sawn Douglas fir milled by a local sawyer It is still a work in progress but we sure enjoy it.