Introduction: DIY Small House on a Summer Cottage

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Today, people are more than ever drawn to the land and suburban life, urban overpopulation is bearing fruit, a person, by nature, wants peace of mind and unity with nature. You can reunite with nature and relax outside the city at your summer cottage. But what if you recently bought a bare and empty piece of land, the first thing you need to do is build a DIY small house so that there is a place to change clothes, eat and lie down to rest after working in the garden. And so let’s consider one option presented by the author, how he built his country DIY small house.



1.blocks 200x400x200

2. board 30 mm

3. bar 40×40

4. insulation

5. lining

6. soft tile

7. roofing material

8. insulation


1. hacksaw

2. hammer

3. jigsaw

4. screwdriver

5. shovel

6. ax

7. tape measure

8. gasoline generator (if there is no electricity)

Step 1: Create the Foundation

And so, before the start of construction, the author cleared the building site, as well as marked it out and proceeded to create the foundation, which he will make from 200x400x200 blocks. First, a depression is dug and covered with sand, spilled with water, rammed, then blocks are laid out.

Beams are laid on the resulting foundation, a crate is made and sewn up with plywood. You should also lay a layer of waterproofing in the form of roofing felt.

Then, on the resulting surface, the author puts a layer of insulation, in the form of mineral wool.

Next, a frame of walls is prepared from a bar.

It is best to coat the wood with impregnation, so it will last much longer.

Step 2: Assembly

After impregnation, the assembly of the frame begins.

The walls are covered with plywood sheets.

Step 3: The Roof

Just as soon as possible, the author starts roofing, so that unexpected rain does not wet the plywood walls.

The roof is simple gable.

Sheets of plywood are also sewn on top of the crate, this is necessary in order to then lay a soft roof.

The author begins work from the very bottom and gradually rises up. The shingles are nailed to the plywood with small and preferably galvanized nails.

Step 4: Windows, Doors and Insulation

Then windows are inserted.

As well as doors.

Insulation material is sewn onto the walls over the plywood.

And then it is sheathed with a board.

The house is insulated with mineral wool inside.

Also another layer of insulation, and then finished with clapboard.

Step 5: In Winter, If Construction Is Delayed

The main work was done, the house turned out to be good, but as you can see in the photo, the construction was delayed for a long time, for obvious reasons, then there is no money, then there is catastrophically not enough time, it was necessary to finish it already after snowballing, so to keep warm the author installed a gas convector to heat the room.
This is how it looks with a connected cylinder.

You can also install a small stove and heat it with wood.

Step 6: Toilets

A toilet room was also made.

Step 7: Interior Decorations

And then the interior decoration.

Here is such a wonderful little country house turned out by our author, which he is incredibly happy about. Now you can come to the country house at any time of the year, relax and admire the beauty of nature.
This concludes the article. Thanks for your attention! Come visit more often, do not miss new items in the world of homemade products ! The article is presented for informational purposes only!

From SL

Step 8: The End !

Nice results, no ?

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