Wayne owned an old aluminum trailer he had previously constructed, and decided to transform it into a portable bedroom that he can pull with his Corvette. Now that’s fun! It runs off solar panels. Because he had a lot of the materials on hand already, Wayne only spent about $1,000 on the whole project. Practical and inexpensive — perfect!
Although I love a good traditional tiny house, I’m also fascinated by round homes and curved roofs. Cecil just sent us a link to her DIY Instructional Book that will teach you how to build a 12 x 8 ft. Garden Pod with a rounded roof for less than $1,000.
It comes in both PDF E-Book ($19) and printed book form ($29).
The interior of the house is simple (this doesn’t go into detail, for example, about plumbing or electricity), but it makes a great shell to then outfit however you please. Or, use it for a little guest bedroom or backyard office.
How To Build a Garden Pod: DIY Instructional Book
The homes come in 4 different sizes, ranging from 8×12 to 16×12. Each one comes with a 4×12 porch and various available upgrades. The packages come with pre-cut timber that can easily be assembled by two people — a great DIY option! See a few examples below.
MorHaus Modular Buildings You Can Assemble!
Today you are in for a huge treat: This Open Concept Modern Tiny House with an Elevator Bed.
The home, designed and built in Alaska by Ana White, would be amazing simply because of the $500 DIY elevator bed she created which solves the “loft problem” — but it gets better! The house is packed full of DIY, multi-purpose furniture pieces that often do two, three — even four — different things. There’s even a hidden washer/dryer combo unit!
I know this video is long (15 minutes!), but if you are building your own house it’s worth the time to watch the entire thing to glean from her brilliance. Because of her rural Alaskan location, most things were built from items you can find at the hardware store. This might be the most creative tiny house we’ve shown you to date!
Ana White’s Open Concept Modern Tiny House with Elevator Bed
This is Tave’s DIY Under-$20K Tiny House on Wheels.
It was recently nominated for the 2016 Tiny House of the Year, and is one great little home. Tave made this place her own in the 9 months she spent building it, adding a crafting/sewing station as well as a home office. Read about her whole building experience on her blog.