As soon as Matt turned 16, he started building his tiny house. It took him exactly two years to start and finish it, but he’s proud to now have built it and paid for all of the materials himself.
So this is the story of how Matt Ryan built his very own tiny house for less than $8,000. Imagine having started your adult life with an affordable tiny home like this? What a game changer, right? Learn how he made it happen below. Matt’s tiny house is 8.5-ft. wide, 34-ft. long, and the ceilings are 11-ft. high. See how you like the layout of his tiny house below!
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He Built A Tiny Home For Under $8k
He started by acquiring an old construction office trailer and tearing it down to the metal frame, so he could build a tiny house on it. It’s hard work to build a tiny house. It took Matt two years to do it while finishing high school and working part-time jobs.
To save money on the project, Matt dumpster dove around Nashville to score recycled and unwanted materials. As you can imagine, this ended up saving him a lot of money on the build.
It’s pretty awesome because Matt’s tiny house started in Nashville, but he ended up moving it to Florida where he’s living in it now.
Matt’s tiny house features a spacious main-floor bedroom design. It really doesn’t even look like you’re in a tiny house on wheels, right?
Below is a shot of the bathroom, but be sure to watch Matt’s full video tour (below) so you can see it all and get the complete story behind this incredible young man and his tiny house.
An interesting fact, his shower is built using roofing material! Have you ever seen that before?
VIDEO – 16 Year Old Builds $8k Tiny House
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