Point Robinson Cabin









I wanted to show you this tiny house that I built over the course of 8 months with my dad on Vashon Island. Somewhat based off an old Tumbleweed model (The Tarleton), it currently resides in Seattle where I live in it full-time. Going into this project I had no construction experience besides building a toolbox (which remains unfinished, actually). It features a marine cooking stove, composting toilet and gravity-fed water system. So far its insulation keeps things cozy with a space heater during below freezing weather. My futures plans include adding gutters and rain barrels to harvest water for general use, a solid fuel heater and installing a solar system.

An owner-built tiny house in Seattle, Washington. Owned and shared by Scott Yoder. More info. here.



  1. andrea November 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    looks so cozy !

  2. zenLoki November 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    nice build and I appreciate all the creative touches.

  3. Leah November 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Well done and quite cozy. You remind me of my son! Looks the way his would, if he built a tiny house.

  4. Breezy-3d November 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Hey I would love to have more information on the gravity fed water system, I have been trying to research it and just not having any luck finding specifics. Let me know if you have any helpful resources or suggestions!

  5. Deb November 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Love this, you are really clever ! Would like one like this here in Vancouver, BC 🙂

  6. Jane November 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, Scott. I hope to meet you at the Tiny House meet-up on November 23 in Seattle.

    • Sophia November 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm - Reply

      Lovely house:) Saw the comment above and was hoping to get more information on the meet up? I’m a Seattle local and am in the beginning/planning stages of building a tiny house. If the meet up is open to the public and you wouldn’t mind posting details (time/place), I’d sure appreciate it:)


  7. Joyce November 17, 2014 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I live in Seattle. Any chance you’re up to showing it to me?


  8. Dennis The bus dweller November 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Great job };o)

  9. jane November 18, 2014 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Tiny house…Vashon…love all of it

  10. judy November 18, 2014 at 2:46 am - Reply

    love your tiny

  11. Liz November 18, 2014 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Vashon and Seattle. Nice places if you can afford them. Nice house, too. Seattle doesn’t mind you living in a small house? Tacoma whines at me for living in a small house.

  12. Sara November 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Fantastic job on your tiny home! I love all the personal touches you’ve included to make it your own. The mason jars are a great idea to save space, too. Love your idea for gathering the rain water, too. Good luck with that.

  13. Bev November 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Homey,functional,guitars,shroom poster,and Jeff Lynne. Nice.

  14. Andrea Hardy November 19, 2014 at 12:54 am - Reply

    love the decor–lol, guess the gun was just for good measure

  15. Lisa E. December 8, 2014 at 3:49 am - Reply

    This is really well done. Nicely crafted, well organized, homey, comfortable, pleasant to be in. Love the triangle windows in the loft; lets in plenty of light in a small and very close space. Great job. Thanks for sharing this with us. Enjoyed it very much.

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