Snowy Cabin (DIY Home Renovation)

log cabin iot smart home retrofit

The DIY home renovation of “the cabin” began in 2020, just as the quarantine began. We built our own DIY furniture, home automation, and more. These are the projects and lessons we learned.

We had expected isolation, just not several months of it. With few resources but lots of time, we decided to use what we had to turn the cabin into a dream home.

Below, you’ll find everything we learned.

This site is a completely free resource, dedicated to sharing the tools and tricks we found or created along the way.

It started with wiring, home servers, and home automation. Rather than buying off-the-shelf devices or using cloud-based solutions, I designed the entire house to be built from DIY parts (like Raspberry Pi and Arduino).

iot projects with raspberry pi, arduino, and home assistant

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Wiring and home-automation complete, we turned our attention to furniture. Using open-source and open-hardware, we built our own CNC machine.

maslow cnc setup and first print

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