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A Tiny Task Tiny House Built in 3 Days!

This is the story of A Tiny Task: a tiny home on wheels built in 3 days!

It’s a project by TaskRabbit and Community Solutions built at the Chelsea Triangle at 52 9th Ave in New York, New York.

This tiny house was auctioned off on eBay and 100% of the proceeds are going to a nonprofit to help build communities. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

A Tiny Task Tiny House Built in 3 Days!

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  • Kim P
    May 23, 2016, 2:00 pm

    I love this! It might be one of my favorites. By any chance does anyone know where the table and chairs can be purchased?

    • Kim P
      May 23, 2016, 3:43 pm

      Oops, never mind. I see that it is linked to west elm.

  • Gigi
    May 23, 2016, 2:02 pm

    Surely there are not many spaces to put a tiny house in a large city. Wouldn’t it be great if some of you talented people out there came up with more economical and appealing ways for urban dwellers to maximize space in their small apartments? I know we have seen some samples of this kind of renovation in this newsletter; I’m just asking for more.

  • David
    May 23, 2016, 4:38 pm

    Awesome, the teamwork! I counted, there were 14 people working on this (at least, some the camera may have missed).
    So basically 14 * 3 = 42 days it took. But you have to consider that as a team you help each other, you don’t waste time on driving to shops yourself, to search tinyhousetalk.com for tips and solutions to problems you are facing, to hold a joist or even an oversized drywall in place while screwing, etc etc.
    We know all of that easily triples the work time.
    So, 42 * 3 = 126 days to build this house.
    This doesn’t make this project an inch less awesome, but it explains to those who have to build themselves that 126 days (full-time) is a more reliable estimate to build a tiny house. 🙂
    – Unless of course you are really good, you know your stuff, you have it all on large premises in front of you, and you are experienced to use it.
    I just looked: it sold for USD 26.6k. For a good cause! I can see schools starting projects like this, all over. What an impact!

  • Gale
    May 23, 2016, 5:50 pm

    Just about the classiest THOW I have seen. Wonderful!

  • Maria
    May 24, 2016, 7:39 am

    Would have been nice to see pictures of the whole inside. Great job.

  • Maria
    November 24, 2016, 7:18 am

    Would love to have them build one for me. 26,000.00 is a great price. Too bad that they are up in New York. We could use them down here in Florida.

    • Natalie
      November 24, 2016, 10:54 am

      Yes great price indeed 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

    • Robert Aulicky
      December 26, 2016, 6:28 pm

      Starting to build houses now in Georgia at this level 24′ and with more with options. If you wish to further the conversation call 770 two94 95 thirty eight. Newnan, GA

    November 28, 2016, 9:58 am

    Nice! Wonder if any pedestrians stopped to admire the work and results? Hope so!

  • February 9, 2017, 6:28 pm

    Exponential, Eccentric, but Effective Initiative ( Courage of the Righteous ). Would have liked to be there….

    • Natalie C. McKee
      February 10, 2017, 9:59 am

      Me too!

  • kathleen veltsos
    February 9, 2017, 6:32 pm

    Could you please tell me where you got the small dish strainer on left side of sink?

  • Charlie Baylis
    February 10, 2017, 1:59 am

    Fantastic project. What length is this house?

  • Lisa E.
    February 10, 2017, 6:29 pm

    Is that the ladder up into the loft, or is that some kind of room divider/plant stand? If it’s the ladder into the loft, then it is VERY clever (cuz it looks like a room divider) and it looks great! Also, what was used for the interior woodworking? It sort of looks like MDF. While I understand the cost-cutting benefits of MDF, my personal experience with it is that it bends (easily) out of shape and if you don’t paint it, the glue lets go and it disassembles on its own in a fairly short amount of time; thus requiring replacement. I’m not down with MDF.

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