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Young man turns concrete pipe into an incredible cabin home
The door alone is a masterpiece.
Jessica
05.09.22

We’ve seen some pretty unexpected things turned into homes – from school buses to shipping containers. But the video “Converting a Concrete Pipe Into an Amazing Cabin Home” certainly caught our attention.

Could it make a cozy home? Well, the video has over 23 million views, so we’re clearly not the only curious people out there.

Let’s just say, we’re suspicious after seeing how small it is.

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Detail vs space

The “homeowners” may not have space or an elaborate starting point, but they do have some serious talent when it comes to woodworking, and that’s where this tiny home really shines.

But the first step is the framing for what will become the back of the “house,” which ends up being almost entirely window space.

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The only exception is the artist’s unique style of woodwork, which involves planks of different widths and depths.

He installs a little privacy back there (and some curtains will eventually cover the rest).

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It’s a tight space, but the amount of work put into it is truly making it something special, and we can see why viewers were so enamored with the video.

A view from the inside shows just what the back of the house will look like.

It might be tiny, but it’s not lacking in natural light, that’s for sure!

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But if you think that’s cool, wait until you see the front.

This is where the real artistry shines (and there’s certainly some character added to the outside!).

It’s not a revolving door, thankfully, though it does look like one at first!

Those slats will actually move so that the opening and closing of the door are a joy to watch.

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The YouTube channel housing the video shared it from the creator’s Douyin account (which is the Chinese version of TikTok).

In the description, they remind us that in some cities, space is an issue and alternative housing is the only way to go. When we think “low cost” and “practical” this isn’t where our mind goes, but the creator had a vision and managed to pull it off beautifully.

Take a look at a still of the finished product:

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After all, it started life as a concrete water pipe and has a diameter of just over 8 feet! Now, it’s a cozy cabin (sans bathroom, of course).

And, as you can see, it’s moveable!

Concrete pipes as the new tiny homes?

This creator isn’t the only one with this particular idea!

In fact, there are tiny concrete pipe home communities out there, if this Reddit post is any indication.

While it’s less of a home and more of a sleeping chamber (though perhaps it has some running water we just don’t see!), it’s clear the owner takes pride in his space.

He’s got opening windows, lots of natural light, and all the other makings of a private room of his own.

The creator’s Douyin page shows some more of his work and a closer look at the final product.

That’s nicer woodwork that we see on most large houses! And that’s a testament to what people are capable of doing with some time and creativity.

From the inside, we can see that there is a light on the ceiling (so there’s wiring involved), curtains for privacy (the downside of all that natural light), and a long shelf that looks like it could act as a desk or a bed (and likely serves as both).

The main issue seems to be keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter since concrete doesn’t insulate you very much.

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But what do you think?

We’re not ready to move in, but we’re certainly intrigued about this trend.

And if you want to see more about how this fascinating project came together, be sure to scroll down below to watch the video of the construction that’s already been seen over 20 million times!

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By Jessica
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Jessica is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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