Introduction: The Best Ever Backyard Camping

Picture of The Best Ever Backyard Camping

this is my home-not-so-far-away-from-home.I know it looks like a toolshed, but wait 'till you see inside!

Step 1: A Basic Overview

Picture of A Basic Overview

here you will see a basic veiw and very important objects for cabin camping! you will notice a fan and thermometer, great for summer!

Step 2: Ahhh, All the Comforts of Home!

Picture of Ahhh, All the Comforts of Home!

in this cabin, I have some exteras that make it a lot more fun! the thing that looks like a metal bar is actualy a working blacklight!

Step 3: Is Mean AND Green!

Picture of Is Mean AND Green!

not only does it save gas, but also electricity! the picture is of the vent which is see-through to let in light!


asafari (author)2014-03-17

how is this camping? should change the title. more like backyard bunking. put a tent in the backyard.

artistajg (author)2014-02-02

First off, this is not camping, secondly, yup! still a tool shed.

e.bender (author)2011-07-29

Your awesome tree house is missing a tree mang

foobear (author)2008-07-02

oh wow, it's really really cute. I want to build my own house, but they won't let me in California.

Southpole (author)foobear2008-10-31

are you sure? i was on vacation in California recently and saw a house some guy built himself ... at least that's what they kept saying... i think it was called "Hearst's Castle" or something like that...

Purocuyu (author)Southpole2010-04-05

 I built my own house in San Diego, if you google " house on a vacant lot" you will find the radio story on it, and some pics.  $11,000 for one house built in three months on weekends.  Never say Die!

mash4077 (author)2009-04-19

good for a hunting property or camp

stephenniall (author)2009-01-02

I had an idea to build one of these i was going to build it kinda like a wood lodge with long pieces of wood (half of a circle ) then have a 2"gap for electronics insulation etc then plasterboard and wallpaper so it'd look professional. when i used to live in the county with a huge back yard i was thinking of digging a hole quit deep just smaller than the shed and putting supports in etc and having a shed with a basement lol .

knex enthusiust (author)2008-11-23

hahaha i don't live in it! i just stay in it overnight somtime DUH!

Lokisgodhi (author)2008-11-23

Gee, one usually goes to living in their parent's basement before they end up living in a shed in the backyard. It normally goes basement, shed and then a non running van down by the river.

Your Average Guy (author)2008-08-31

If I had this I would so put in real drywall, a couch, coffee table, a toilet, air conditioning, plumbing, a TV, a mini-fridge, a mini-stove, a place for cans, a sink, and a bunch of stuff to make it a mini-house. My friend has a mini-house like that and we lived in there for like a week or two and it isn't camping. Not living either. Its Luxury! Complete awesomeness without parents yelling at you.

TenedorDelDiablo (author)2008-08-28 live in a box

knex enthusiust (author)2008-06-24

thanks, glad u like it!

A good name (author)2008-06-24

There, I will be the third to rate it.

knex enthusiust (author)2008-06-20

#1, that is not a playhouse! i sleep in it all the time! i only have an air matress and don't have a tent or anything! #2 it's not like it's this big amazing huge cabin for camping, most of those have actual matesses and heating. #3 i don't usualy go out there in the day, only at night, oh ya and i have slept out there in the middle of the winter. also, i want you to keep your coments to youself, i found your comment VERY offensive! you talk to me like i'm 9! i'm 14 THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

Did you build it?

well, half of it. the basic structure was there when we moved here, but it took a long time and quite a bit of $ to get it to what it is now. (we have never REALY stoped building it, there is an improvment almost every month!

While I am genuinely sorry for hurting your feelings, I must say that you'll have to get used to people critiquing your work here. You can't make people keep their comments to themselves. It's a forum. We comment on each other's ideas. I just have a different idea about what camping means. Don't let it bother you. If I were 14 and had a shed, I'd sleep in it too. Now, if you could cook your own meals out there on an MSR, that would be cool...

knex enthusiust (author)2008-06-23

over 2500 views, an only two ratings, COME ON PEOPLE RATE!!!

Kiteman (author)2008-06-19

Sorry, much as I like your cabin, this isn't an Instructable. I'd unpublish it and use the photos to make a slideshow.

A good name (author)Kiteman2008-06-21

True, or maybe post it in the forums or something... still I don't mind it being here.

A good name (author)2008-06-21


Luther Weymann (author)2008-06-19

Your going to think I am so weird. I have a very sweet 10x12 prefab shed with insulation, drywall, hardwood flooring, wood stove, kitchen, fold down single bed, port a john, front porch shower, solar on the roof and nice interior and exterior lighting sitting on 5 totally un-buildable acres on a ridge top at 9650 feet up in the Sierras. No access except park a half mile down below and walk up, no possibility of cellular connection or utilities. Oh, and the view, 360 degrees of the high Sierras for 80 miles. My buddies call it the million dollar cabin. Total price, including the land $2800. For the past 10 years its been the envy of anyone who ever visited.

:) I envy too

BluesHarp (author)Luther Weymann2008-06-20

weird ... no .... I envy you, and I haven't been there! Sounds awesome ... the kind of place I would have if my life hadn't taken the family with kids route ....

DUDE! can you show me some pics?

knex enthusiust (author)2008-06-21

haha,that would b awsome wouldn't it

Mr. Rig It (author)2008-06-20

That is a pretty cool private area, you're just missing an Internet hookup.

mrbob1000 (author)2008-06-18

i added this to the make group!

Storm950 (author)2008-06-18

And this is instructing us, how?

mrbob1000 (author)Storm9502008-06-18

on camping in a shed type thing... i would make the shed a bit more nice and caulk up any areas that leak air and/or water and then put up drywall type stuff and a sink powered my a garden hose and the drain leads to a hose that goes into a drain in your house. it would be sweet! and add carpeting or hardwood floor for an added touch! (you can often get free carpet from friends that got new carpet or chunks of carpet from when your house was carpeted.

well, if you manage to get the sink thing to work, send me some pics!

it was a suggestion... i dont have the money or land to do that. (too hilly) just have the drain hose lead where it can drain down a hill or somewhere where it wont mess up the fort thing. and for a faucet you just need a valve and some copper pipe. hose -> valve -> pipe and you have a cheap little faucet. just use plumbers tape to keep the things from leaking (i assume you know what it is and how to use it) or an easier thing is get a hose and hack one end off (the one that connects to the sprinkler or nozzle. not the one that goes to the water source/house) and put a barb in that is made for the internal diameter and use a hose clamp. then screw the barb onto the valve and the pvc or copper pipe into the valve (pvc you can make a nice faucet and glue it and get a threaded adapter to match the valve. and its safe for drinking as long as it has been cleaned and your houses water is safe to drink)

knex enthusiust (author)Storm9502008-06-18

well, it's not REALY instructing you, it's more to inspire you, get it? plus i mainly created it to enter one of the contests

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2008-06-18

This would be better as a slideshow. Here is an example of a fort slideshow.

well i'm pretty busy today so i won't have time to make the slideshow, but when i do i will be shure to tell you on your orangeboard

About This Instructable




More by knex enthusiust:the best ever backyard camping
Add instructable to: