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Remember Jay and Kim Merrett? They’re the couple who built a 240 sq. ft. steel-framed tiny house in the woods, remember? You may also recall when they shared photos of their tiny home decorated for Christmas!

Well, today, we’ve got an update from Jay and Kim and I’m happy to be sharing that with you. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live tiny on your own land, and the costs associated, I think you’ll love this story/update! So I’m going to “pass the mic” to Jay & Kim. Enjoy!


Jay & Kim’s DIY Tiny Cabin & Homestead in Texas (Plus How Much It Costs Them To Live This Way)

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Mark singlehandedly built this DIY tiny house on a tight budget, and used mostly reclaimed and secondhand materials to furnish the interior.

The entire home cost $30K CAD (~$24K USD) to build, and that includes the cost of a new custom trailer, new lumber, and the rent he paid for a building space.

He and his girlfriend lived in the tiny home for a year and a half in Stouffville, Ontario (near Toronto) at an RV park where they legally parked their tiny house year round and spent approximately $300/month on rent and $100/month on utilities.

Image © Exploring Alternatives

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The Village Collaborative brings together resources to help people overcome homelessness by providing affordable tiny housing.


The organization provides resources across the USA like tiny house building plans along with information on how to start a village in your area.

Below you can see examples of the many tiny homes that have been built using this concept along with current communities that already exist which you can learn more about!

How This Organization is Helping Create Affordable Tiny Housing Across the Nation And How You Can Help!

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This is the story of a 13 year old who built his own tiny cabin for only $1500!

Meet Luke Thill, who at age twelve started working on his very own tiny house- one a mere 5′ by 10′, but with a sleep loft, transforming dining table, and even a small kitchenette. At age thirteen, using money from summer lawn-mowing jobs, and bartering (electrical wiring help in exchange for cleaning out a garage in one case), Iowa’s Thill completed his tiny house- one that he calls the practice precursor to a future “real” tiny house he plans on designing and eventually living in.2

Inspiring 13 Year Old Builds His Own Tiny Cabin for only $1500

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This is a tiny house located in the Netherlands with rock climbing siding.

It belongs to Elke Rabé and is featured on his Facebook page called My Tiny Home.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Custom Tiny Home on Wheels w/ Rock Climbing Siding!

Tiny House with Rock Climbing Siding

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This is the story of Peter Matheson, the 70-year-old man who designed and built his own 125 sq. ft. tiny home on wheels. He shared his story with us in early 2016, and today I’m excited to tell you about a new video that Peter is featured in on Living Big in a Tiny House on YouTube!

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This is a 10ft Tiny House on Wheels built by Chris of Tiny Industrial.

It’s a 40 sq. ft. micro cabin on a trailer and it’s listed for sale on eBay.

Related: Man Builds 145 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home to Escape Corporate Life!

40 Sq. Ft. Micro Cabin on Wheels by Tiny Industrial

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