So you want to find reclaimed materials for your tiny house project because paying upwards of $20,000 for a one-hundred-something square foot home just doesn’t seem right.
Fortunately there are people who have built their little houses for less than $10,000 using some of the tips in this article.
So let’s cut to the cheese (hold your gas please)- I meant to say chase.
Photo Courtesy of Nicolas Boullosa via Flickr and Faircompanies inside Jenine Alexander’s tiny house
3 Easy Tips on how to get Reclaimed Materials for your Tiny House Project
1. Be on the look out for structures around you that are going to be demolished
2. Find the nearest Habitat For Humanity Restore nearest you
Simple enough? I hope so 🙂 Here are some more tips I can leave you with…
Sometimes life is simply a numbers game. If you’re not willing to do the hustling, nobody’s going to do it for you. Well, maybe.. But I wouldn’t count on it!
So if you want to find recycled goodies and you’re serious about it- begin contacting at least three people everyday whether you find them in person or through the Internet.
And don’t be afraid to ask for referrals when you don’t have any luck. One person who can’t help you may lead you to the chosen one if you simply ask.
Also- be willing to labor away for your materials. Sometimes you’ll have to take the time to dismantle a barn or an old chicken coop. Who knows- just be willing to do it!
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Besides that, do you have any tips you can share from your experience on attaining recycled materials? Type away in the comments below and I’ll reply ASAP!