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This is the story of the Ruthardt family’s mortgage-free small house on a foundation.

Over four years ago, they built this beautiful 700 sq. ft. cottage on 8 acres in Oklahoma. It took them a total of 9 months to design and build it. It wasn’t long before they were living debt-free and eating healthy.

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Family’s 700 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home in Oklahoma

Young Family's Debt-free Tiny Home on a Foundation in Oklahoma

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This is the story of a family who turned a 16×52 shed into their very own affordable and mortgage-free tiny home on a foundation.

We bought this 16×52 premier portable buildings about one year ago and have been finishing it out since. We chose to increase the standard height as well as extend the loft across the whole building.

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Family Turns Shed into DIY Mortgage-free Tiny House

Family Turns Shed into DIY Mortgage-free Tiny House

Photos via The Happy Hermit/YouTube

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This is the story of Tony and Margo. They are retired grandparents who ditched the traditional life of a house with a mortgage and switched to a more mobile and adventurous lifestyle.

They now enjoy living in their 1987 Catalina 36 sailboat along with a 1982 VW Westfalia van that they call their Baja Buggy. The couple has been living on their sailboat for over 20 years now.

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Retired Couple Living Aboard Catalina 36 Sailboat for 20+ Years

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Images via YouTube/Dylan Magaster

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This is the story of a man who recycled a Boeing 727 commercial airplane into his very own mortgage-free home.

It may not be tiny, but it’s 100% recycled, making it a very green home! Have you ever considered the option of living in a recycled airliner? Probably not, but here is someone who not only thought it but did it!

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Man’s Mortgage-free Boeing 727 Aircraft Home!

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This is Josh’s mortgage-free tiny house he started building when he was 18 years old.

It’s now almost complete and you can watch his video tour of his new home. Josh has also started a tiny house company called Red Door Tiny Homes.

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18-year-old Builds Mortgage-Free Tiny House

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This is the story of a young man who started building his own mortgage-free tiny house at age 18.

Now, at age 21, Josh and his girlfriend Lindsay are almost done building it and getting ready to move in.

In the beginning, he started the project with a summer job to save money for the trailer and building materials.

Three years later, he’s almost finished! And Josh is proud to say that he’s kept the project debt-free.

He also decided to start his own tiny house construction company called Red Door Tiny Homes. He offers tiny house framing plans and building services.

At Age 18, He Started Building this Debt-free Tiny Home

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Images © Exploring Alternatives via YouTube

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