The X-permit cabin

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com

Another project by David and Heather!

My Canadian house-loving friends in Nova Scotia have been busy little bees over the past few years. I’ve featured their work before here on House Crazy with their converted school house and beautiful seaside home that is now for sale. Another little side project they have been working on is the ominously named X-Permit Cabin.

The X-Permit Cabin (pictured above) is located somewhere in eastern Canada with a view of the ocean.

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

I can’t tell you exactly where it is because I have no idea. That is classified information.

I can tell you that the code word for the location of the X-Permit Cabin is “Pirate Harbour”.

So why all the precautions for this fun tiny home?

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

Here’s the backstory….

The X-Permit Cabin was built on a salvaged trailer frame. It is self-sustainable, off grid, and built without permits because technically it is a “travel trailer”.

The point of all this, as David tells us, “is to circumvent onerous permits and inspections that come with ‘permanent’ structures”. He adds that the X-Permit Cabin is “an exercise in civics, construction and innovation”.

This is one well-built “travel trailer”!

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

Tiny houses are all the rage lately and this 135 square foot abode certainly fits into that category.

Here’s what it looks like with some furnishings:

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

Dog approved! (That’s “Dr. Phil” enjoying the view)

photo courtesy of David Lacey

photo courtesy of David Lacey

The X-Permit Cabin is nearing completion and David tells me they may be building a permanent structure on the beautiful ocean-view lot.

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

image from: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

BUT, just in case they decide to be civic rebels and forgo the permit process, shhhhh…… don’t tell anyone.

😉

You can get the full story on the X-Permit Cabin here: http://xpermitcabin.webs.com/

 

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All photos used with permission

 

 

 

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