Our $5000 Tiny Home Tent - Canvas Tiny House - Glamping - minimalism affordable living

Tour our 304sqft canvas home that we live in full time with our 2 kids. We’ve built it all by hand and only paid $5000 dollars to do it! You can follow along with our daily life on instagram at @denforourcubs If you have any questions or ideas for future videos let me know in the comments!
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Rhonda Armstrong
Rhonda Armstrong - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Outstanding presentation..short concise...yet covered all..look forward to your future shares..a new fan
Looks great. Where did you buy your tent?
BrokenWishbone - Πριν 27 ημέρες
Why isn't there any plywood on the roof for all that? Like 6 or 8 sheets at the most would cover the whole roof. Then torch down rubber on it. It would be cheaper than that canvas and last 20 years.
Asha Jean
Asha Jean - Πριν μήνα
I am building something similar for my son and I on land in Hawaii. I also got a 16x20 tent however your tent looks taller. Did you raise it and add sheeting on the sides?
Liz Cedillo
Liz Cedillo - Πριν μήνα
When taking used wood (ex: the barn wood), does it still need to be treated to avoid bugs, rottening, termites? I love what yall have done with the wood. It's beautiful. The home and location is so dreamy. I want to do something similar when I got my property. I know how to make it last. Thanks for your video! and jokes. Haha
Also, any specifics on the brand of the tent. It appears you just attached a second layer as a rain fly but in a larger scale. Thanks again!😁🏕
Lisseth montenegro
Lisseth montenegro - Πριν 2 μήνες
Is really cold where you live? And please can you tell us where to get the Tent please ? Thanks for sharing your idea is so clever let is know if maybe your thinking in expanding More bigger when your kids get older?
She Wolf
She Wolf - Πριν 2 μήνες
What are the dimensions?
yamahchopper - Πριν 3 μήνες
I'm thinking of doing a tiny house like this doing a 16×30 Davis tent
yamahchopper - Πριν 3 μήνες
How is this tent handle the winters
Surviving Kink
Surviving Kink - Πριν 4 μήνες
What type of tent is this ??
Surviving Kink
Surviving Kink - Πριν 4 μήνες
@Den For Our Cubs thank you for answering back
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν 4 μήνες
Surviving Kink it’s technically called a sheep herders tent. It’s often used for long term hunting as well! Also called a canvas wall tent! Our tent is 16x20!
LEE LAWRENCE - Πριν 4 μήνες
dude, do what you like, but you've got 2 upside down crosses on your front entrance with an animal head in between with creepy eyes the light comes through them...
Asha Jean
Asha Jean - Πριν μήνα
@Den For Our Cubs i cant belive someone pointed this out! Hilarious!!!
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν 4 μήνες
LEE LAWRENCE haha ya, we noticed that after we filmed. Completely unintentional. We like skulls/horns, so we mounted it with a board that coincidentally created 2 upside down crosses. 🤷🏼‍♀️ However we do not worship satan, we love Jesus 😊👍🏼
David Walker
David Walker - Πριν 5 μήνες
Love your home and plan on some thing similar on some land i purchased. Thanks for showing what is possible.
gerard haubert
gerard haubert - Πριν 5 μήνες
What do you use for heat? Since you didn’t mention insulation, I assume the winters are mild
Lisa And John Hemple
Lisa And John Hemple - Πριν 5 μήνες
Yea, I didn't see a shower. Saw a curtain though. Lol. And how is it climate controlled?
Jared Crenshaw
Jared Crenshaw - Πριν 5 μήνες
Bro, love the video! I'd love to chat with you about your flooring and different aspects of it. Is there a way to get ahold of you?
brenda lister
brenda lister - Πριν 6 μήνες
How would this do in a humid climate w a dehumidifier running?
David Walker
David Walker - Πριν 7 μήνες
Just a question did you have to pour cement for the deck footings? Can i get away with not having to do that?
David Walker
David Walker - Πριν 7 μήνες
Im beyond impressed with how you did this awesome set up. Im buying a few acres of land and will copy your design if you dont mind. Thank you!
moe - Πριν 7 μήνες
David, i am also planning to do the same...Im looking too see if they insulted the tent and if so how....best of luck to you
Eric Abroad
Eric Abroad - Πριν 7 μήνες
What is the clear front wall material made of? Interested in building a yurt/tent build myself someday. Research begins now 🌲🕵️
Just Fantastic
Just Fantastic - Πριν 7 μήνες
I love it ….. so pretty an functional!! You guys ROCK !! YESSSS u INSPIRED ME So MUCH. How did you get the LOT and was it any State codes or specifics to do this? Thank You
Russell Delbridge
Russell Delbridge - Πριν 8 μήνες
That is a serious helicopter mom.
Rebecca Appel
Rebecca Appel - Πριν 10 μήνες
What company did you purchase the tent from? You've created a beautiful home!
Clayton Shearer
Clayton Shearer - Πριν 10 μήνες
Dude, you're suppose to be better at math if you're homeschooled
Steve Davis
Steve Davis - Πριν 11 μήνες
let me guess, this is less than north of 60 ??
shh Theed
shh Theed - Πριν χρόνο
I have a question what canvas tent brand did you buy does that make sense
Stephanie Ortiz
Stephanie Ortiz - Πριν χρόνο
Where did you get the canvas tent and how much was it?
opossumdreams - Πριν χρόνο
Do you have any issues with mildew? In the closer?
Shannon Aguilar
Shannon Aguilar - Πριν χρόνο
You are such a cool dude! Plus, you remind me of Thor...😊
Thanks so much for sharing--you guys, and your way of life are highly inspirational!!!
Barkrs Castillo
Barkrs Castillo - Πριν χρόνο
Hi! was wondering where you got the tent? we are a big family living in a tiny home, a portable to be exact lol we homeschool, and are looking for extra space without braking the bank, and non traditional ways I saw your video on youtube via another channel. and was just in love =) any ways Thanks so much!!!!
JonJon Rodriguez
JonJon Rodriguez - Πριν χρόνο
"I was home schooled so my math may be off" 😂
Annika - Πριν χρόνο
i found that hilarious too XD!!
Just a Person
Just a Person - Πριν χρόνο
I so love this
Cody Reider
Cody Reider - Πριν χρόνο
do you have plans on expanding once the boys get bigger?
Diego Montana
Diego Montana - Πριν χρόνο
Congratulations!! You live my dream life!! I live near Geneva/Switzerland and the cheapest small-Shoe-box apartment cost $600k. The average monthly income is around $6000Chf, yet there no happiness. lots of depressions and Debts. We have to pay $600 dollars to a plumber to place a sink that already cost $400 dollars! A large pizza with a two class of red wine cost me around $60 dollars. not very sustainable! All the best,,
HACO Garage
HACO Garage - Πριν χρόνο
One bed even with your two kids ? How is that working out for you?
Parker Fairfield
Parker Fairfield - Πριν χρόνο
How are you doing electricity?
What's the COLDEST it was outside?
Do you get snow?
Andrew Moore
Andrew Moore - Πριν 9 μήνες
Parker Fairfield I do believe that he’s using Solar or Generator
ray lopez
ray lopez - Πριν χρόνο
Truly remarkable how can I build one for myself when where to start looking any information would be great since I do consider myself relocating to New Mexico as well
Portugal Gate
Portugal Gate - Πριν χρόνο
Hi, me and my husband have a farm on the mountain in Portugal, we a natural life style and I really like to build a tent like yours, if you can help us with any information how did you do it will be great! Thanks
She Wolf
She Wolf - Πριν χρόνο
Could a person winterize this concept in colder climates?
Cooper Pabis
Cooper Pabis - Πριν 9 μήνες
Just look under the playlist for “The Tent”
Cooper Pabis
Cooper Pabis - Πριν 9 μήνες
There is a youtuber with a tent in MN and he has had his framed canvas tent up for over 10 years and uses it in all seasons. Maybe that channel has some ideas. m.grmind.info?search_query=joeandzachsurvival
Otaku ManBoy
Otaku ManBoy - Πριν χρόνο
I love this so much ive lived in my bell tent for over a year and couldn't be happier best thing ive ever done in my life
celine lindberg
celine lindberg - Πριν χρόνο
I really love this idea! I am considering moving to a tent home, i just have a few questions. What exactly did you use to build the house and what kind of tent material did you use? I don’t think im the only one who’s wondering, maybe if you could make a video about it, it would help a lot of us! thank you for sharing your tiny house tour with us!
Amy Ranoco
Amy Ranoco - Πριν χρόνο
We have five kids, but we want this life sooo bad. I grew up on a farm and spent all spring and summer planting and harvesting for our stand. My husband grew up in rural Philippines. But our kids don't have any out door space. I'm thinking this would work if we joined two of them... you guys are awesome! It's beautiful!
Emily - Πριν χρόνο
Is your son called Grizzly?
Tyler Kuntz
Tyler Kuntz - Πριν χρόνο
Kate Rasmussen
Kate Rasmussen - Πριν χρόνο
How do you keep mice out? Thanks!
Steph Crea
Steph Crea - Πριν χρόνο
From which company did you buy your tent kit?
Phil V
Phil V - Πριν χρόνο
He seems like a pretty nice person.
toriiiXO - Πριν χρόνο
What are the dimensions of the tent and the wooden frame? Looking into building a tiny home, just not sure of how big of a tent to get.
moe - Πριν 7 μήνες
I was also wondering the size
AG6IP - Πριν χρόνο
What do you call those pipe fittings you used on the stairs to the loft and table stand
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
AG6IP it’s just 3/4” pipe and some t connectors. You can find it all at Lowe’s!
tristan fox
tristan fox - Πριν χρόνο
Did you buy the canvas tent and rain cover? If so where from?
tristan fox
tristan fox - Πριν χρόνο
@Den For Our Cubs Awesome! i am so inspired by the way you guys are living and i really want to do something similar. Do you know the dimensions of the tent itself, as well as the dimensions of the wooden frame you made? also what is the clear plastic sheeting on the front of the tent called? this would be super helpful thanks!
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
FoxProps hey! Yes, be bought the tent from a local canvas company that makes tents and various other things. I think it is called ABC canvas. Ours was previously used, so it was really cheap. We got the tarp from a random online store called like tarps.com or something. It’s just a regular old poly tarp. There’s a tent company on Instagram called denvertents. Looks like they sell some similar to ours.
Debbie Assad
Debbie Assad - Πριν χρόνο
Do you ever have condensation problems? We are wanting to move into a tent home but was wondering if condensation would be a problem, ruin our furniture?
Mina R
Mina R - Πριν 9 μήνες
That's what's great about NM, very low humidity for most of the year. Things stay very dry.
alma gray
alma gray - Πριν χρόνο
Looking to start my tent build and was wondering where you got your canvas tent.
Stevilynn Tom
Stevilynn Tom - Πριν χρόνο
I have never thought about doing a house like this. So amazing. It's super dreamy.
Telisha Jane
Telisha Jane - Πριν χρόνο
😭🙌🏽Prayers answered. So glad to find you guys are on YouTube! Read your blog and fell in love with your little family. Thank you for sharing your home and journey with us 😊 God bless
Christopher Piccione
Christopher Piccione - Πριν χρόνο
Very inspirational. Congrats on all the hard work.
I totally understand the $1600 a month rent as CA is similar to NYC.
Getting older, I’ve been leaning towards doing something similar...Cost effective, small, happy, sustainable living.
Was the cost of land a huge expense? Going from CA to NM, what do you do for work and do you notice you have more time for freedom, nature, & kids since you’re not so tied down to huge rent and expenses?
Tami Garrett
Tami Garrett - Πριν χρόνο
Watched you guys on the tiny house channel and you make this look like so much fun. Wish I could do this. Your family is gorgeous and those little boys are just the cutest little guys I’ve ever seen. What was the inspiration for the kids names? Very unique and seems to fit them quite well.
Debbie Molitor
Debbie Molitor - Πριν χρόνο
What a Beautiful Paradise You have built for Your Family :) good for You that You have chosen something so close to nature and Bryce said he couldn't think of a better place to raise Children and honestly i can not either Wow Amazing and Living the Dream is a understatement :) Kudos to You and Your Beautiful Wife .
Rebecca Leena
Rebecca Leena - Πριν χρόνο
I've been dreaming about a home like this for months and I'm so glad it can be done! Thank you for sharing
Bridie Macdonald
Bridie Macdonald - Πριν χρόνο
Kevin and Clorissa with minions
Kevin and Clorissa with minions - Πριν χρόνο
where did you buy the canvas and rain cover?
Landon Walker
Landon Walker - Πριν μήνα
Did you every find out
Kevin and Clorissa with minions
Kevin and Clorissa with minions - Πριν χρόνο
there is ways to do a 5 gallon hand pump sink type!
HotSauseCandy - Πριν χρόνο
You're home is amazing. I'm glad I found your family on a Tiny Homes episode. What advice do you have for people thinking about moving into a tent?
Ugly People
Ugly People - Πριν χρόνο
Your tent and garden are amazing. I’m ridiculously jealous. 😂
Island's life
Island's life - Πριν χρόνο
I would like to know where did you buy the canvas and do you think it will survive Caribbean weather.
Zachary Wadley
Zachary Wadley - Πριν χρόνο
Really inspired by y'alls project! What's the average summertime temp in NM? I'm here in texas and I'm working tooth and nail trying to convince my fiance to do this with me but the heat part of the idea is worry some!
D - Πριν χρόνο
Love love love love love love love! so many questions. Biggest if land, how did you go about looking for land for this and is it a diffcult process or costly? How far are you from the city? How cold does it get during the colder seasons.
D - Πριν χρόνο
Wonder if this guys a waldorf kid?
Digging up the Roots
Digging up the Roots - Πριν χρόνο
Came from Living Big in a Tiny House! I really appreciate you guys and the life you are giving your kids.
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Digging up the Roots awesome! And thank you. Really excited to raise them up here! -Zac
Camille - Πριν χρόνο
Hi I saw you guys in living big in a tiny house channel and I loved your house!! It’s so beautiful and the location you picked is so nice. Good job on your build!! 😊😊
Camille - Πριν χρόνο
Camper Chef yes?
Camper Chef
Camper Chef - Πριν χρόνο
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Camille I hey! Thank you, yes we are very lucky to have gotten this location, it’s truly an amazing little spot of land! -Zac
Modern Pioneers
Modern Pioneers - Πριν χρόνο
Hey! 🙋🏼‍♀️ Please make more videos!! I, plus many others, would enjoy them. Especially, since I’ve been YouTubing ‘tent living’ and yours has been the only helpful one I found. So thank you for that! But in all honesty, make more videos telling us about you and your fams tent lifestyle. 😃 I do have some questions I’m curious about, what’s the building regulations there in NM? Do you own the property? Do you just have the tent built on the property and that’s it? Just curious because I know every state has different regulations. Thanks, God bless, and good luck to your beautiful family’s adventure!
Modern Pioneers
Modern Pioneers - Πριν χρόνο
Just saw you guys got featured on “Living Big” on Bryce’s GRmind channel! Very cool! Congrats to you guys!!
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
JacQuelyn Mae thank you, and we will definitely be making more. Yes regulations vary county to county to it just depends where you live. It’s family land, and our county doesn’t have any regulations on small canvas structures so it made it easy!
Andrea Biggerstaff
Andrea Biggerstaff - Πριν χρόνο
Do you have electricity ran or are you using a solar powered generator?
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Andrea Biggerstaff we have limited electricity right now, but we are working on getting a solar setup here very soon!
Live.Love.Life. - Πριν χρόνο
Your home is wonderful
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Live.Love.Life. Thank you! -Zac
Rey K
Rey K - Πριν χρόνο
My husband and I just watched this together and think it’s awesome! Hope you post more content.
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Rey K hey, thank you! We will be posting more for sure!
E.V.E.R - Πριν χρόνο
New style: the poor chick was just invented LMAO
E.V.E.R - Πριν χρόνο
Thats SO Poser that I can even tell
Unsettle Down
Unsettle Down - Πριν χρόνο
Over here applauding you for your response and your lifestyle!
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Lugnith everyone is entitled to there opinions, I’ve stopped living my life to others opinions, which is how I ended up here. Your opinion in no way affects my life, and I don’t say that in a mean way, it’s just reality. A digital message in no way will affect my lifestyle or my mindset and this point. We do what makes us happy and this is what makes us happy. All the best to you
E.V.E.R - Πριν χρόνο
@Den For Our Cubs dont take that personal, your life is not my business and I desire to you all the beauty of the universe, This is MY opinion and I dont want that hurt you.
E.V.E.R - Πριν χρόνο
@Den For Our Cubs If you are Happy, that's all that matter, but in my vison of world, your lifestyle look like a page on tumblr, but as I say, If you are Happy that's everything, best hopes for you and your family, :) but I keep thinking you are poser lol, I clap to you for dont be mad about my opinion, you are just living your life and that's not my busines, but if you are on internet you are open to opinions of everyone, and first I dont see you living like this for the rest of your life, this is like my summer camps, they are exactly like that, I almost can read your mind and understand how it works just to look at you and what you are doing
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Lugnith thanks for the support!
Stephanie Sorensen
Stephanie Sorensen - Πριν χρόνο
Love it!! I would live there in a heart beat! Love hearing that you were homeschooled, my husband was homeschooled too and I currently homeschool our two girls! We wanted to do what you did after we sold our house this last summer, but we were having a hard time finding a piece of land up here in Fort Collins, CO. Not giving up on the idea yet, just really need the land! Love watching you guys, always SO inspiring!
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Stephanie Sorensen you guys will find something in good time! Excited to see what happens!
Heather Walker
Heather Walker - Πριν χρόνο
Love the tour!!! What do you all do for showers and washing clothes?
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Heather Walker I know a couple people on insta that used those and really liked them!
Heather Walker
Heather Walker - Πριν χρόνο
Den For Our Cubs That makes total sense. I have been curious about a foot-powered washer I’ve seen online before. It looks interesting!
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Heather Walker washing clothes at her house currently as well. We Talked about doing them in a bucket and hang drying, but why complicate things when there’s an empty washer close by!
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Heather Walker thank you! We outsource showers for now, Katie’s mom is gone most of the day so we head over then to give the little guys baths. I(Zac) still prefer the hose method🤓
Sara Robbins
Sara Robbins - Πριν χρόνο
Hey! Nice to see your video, we're doing a similar setup on the east coast. Preparing for winter at the moment. Glad to finally have a tour! Very inspiring.
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Sara Robbins awesome! Fellow tent dwellers!
Sara Robbins
Sara Robbins - Πριν χρόνο
@Den For Our Cubs tent!
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
Sara Robbins awesome! Are you guys in a yurt or tent?!
Affirmation2011 - Πριν χρόνο
Hi! I follow you on Instagram, I'm simply_ali78. It was awesome getting to see a tour of your family's home. I really admire your lifestyle. You showed the bathroom, my question is if you dont have running water how do you take showers/baths? I think my biggest worry living there would be the rainy season but you've all done well!
Thank you again for sharing.
BlueGrassBound - Πριν χρόνο
Thanks for the tour! It's fun seeing how others do the small space living thing. It's crazy I just searched you in YouTube earlier this week. So happy to start watching from the beginning! 💙
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
BlueGrassBound thank you, I’ve definitely found that I really enjoy taking photos through all this. Never really bothered picking up a camera before I had this reason to document!
BlueGrassBound - Πριν χρόνο
Den For Our Cubs Thanks. I'm also loving your Instagram. You have a beautiful family and a great eye for photos.
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
BlueGrassBound awesome! well welcome aboard the party train! Thanks for the support
LittleFarmBigDreams - Πριν χρόνο
Awesome! Great tour for a first timer! I'm a fellow YouTuber and I have been following you on IG for some time, welcome to YT!!! Hey where are you guys located? And new video idea...why did you decide to start tent living??
LittleFarmBigDreams - Πριν χρόνο
Of course we would!! See you already have 1500 views!!!
Den For Our Cubs
Den For Our Cubs - Πριν χρόνο
LittleFarmBigDreams thank you, it’s a whole new world on here! We’re in NM. Definitely could do a talk on that. Honestly couldn’t imagine that anyone would want to hear me talk for 10m, but hey I’ll give it a shot!🤣