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22 Tiny House Questions Answered in 22 Days With A Builder – Day 1

Over the last couple of years I’ve had a chance to interview and talk with several tiny house builders.

It’s always interesting to learn what they have to say because there’s a lot you can learn from their experiences.

If you’re interested in building and/or living in a tiny house, then this interview is perfect for you.

I normally don’t publish really long posts, and this is one of them, so I separated it into 22 parts.

Meet This Tiny House Builder: Aldo Lavaggi

He built his own solar powered tiny house on a trailer so he can live debt- and mortgage-free.

Aldo Lavaggi's Tiny House on a Trailer Project - 22 Questions Answered in 22 Days - Day 1

Photo Courtesy of Aldo Lavaggi

22 Tiny House Questions Answered in 22 Days With A Builder – Day 1

Alex: Can you give us the story behind what led you to building your first tiny house?

Aldo: In 2009 I found a photo of a tiny house online, and it really appealed to me.

At that point I had only rented/bartered for my housing and I was ready to try something different.

I loved the idea of being able to own my own place without going into debt, and the inherent flexibility of a house on wheels.

Plus, the challenge of designing and building a house really got my creative juices flowing and offered opportunity for the development of new skills.

Tiny houses encourage and even demand voluntary simplicity, something I feel is a real asset in this American society geared toward consumption and growth.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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