Aaron and Jill Bork constructed their Alaskan log cabin by hand using trees felled from their 5-acre property. The couple, equipped with only a book for instruction, built the cabin over one summer and the interior over the next year.
Not only was the building constructed of nearby trees, the counter tops were made of rocks from a local creek. There's no running water, but they do have electricity thanks to a generator.
They furnished the cabin with furniture they made as well as with found objects. To see more pictures and read more information about the project, visit this page on tinyhouseblog.com.
(All outhouses should have window and flowerboxes.)