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Alexis’ $10,000 DIY Tiny House on Wheels in California

This is Alexis’ $10,000 DIY Tiny House on Wheels in California that’s loaded with personality!

She spent a year creating her debt-free tiny home with the help of her friend, Diamante, and other tiny house enthusiasts in her area. She kept costs low, and as you can see from the pictures below, created a truly one-of-a-kind home with amazing details! You have to check out her tub, and I love the faux brick walls. Plus, if the pictures aren’t enough, you can rent the house on Airbnb.

Be sure to read our interview with Alexis on the last page!

Related: Jeremy Matlock’s Custom $10k Tiny Home on Wheels

Alexis’ $10,000 DIY Tiny House on Wheels

Images via Alexis

Yes to a comfy couch you could nap on!

Now that’s where I want to work.

Related: Now You Can Replicate Dee Williams’ $10k Tiny House!

Those doors are such a fun feature!

See the rest of Alexis’ house on the next pages!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.

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  • Zack March 15, 2017, 3:51 pm

    I liked the door for a moment there, but after that I noticed that it only hung so low, and didn’t make it nearly down to the floor, and than after noticing that, I realized, or thought it looked strange as well do to it being a it was hung a little unlevel…! I mean that I can’t believe that the builder made the mistake to hang a piece of wallboard that was hung with it’s bead on an angle…! And would show so badly as soon as you look at the misfit door application.. LoL….! Just look at the bottom left side of the hanging door, and you will see what I am talking about…. Well you have to give them some credit for trying right..? LoL….! Nana….!

  • Zack March 15, 2017, 4:07 pm

    I’m sorry, I forgot that I was looking at a house that was only $10,000.00 to build…. Don’t look…! I don’t know what I am talking about… LoL…! Darn if I remembered that before I made the comment I would have bit my tounge.. But as they say you can’t stuff the Jeanie back into the bottle right..! Listen if that is the only mistake that was made, so be it…! At that price you can’t really complain can you… Good job, it’s a nice house non the less….

  • Lyn March 15, 2017, 4:57 pm

    This tiny house is lovely, and I have the utmost admiration for the builders. It is obvious a lot of love and creativity went into its construction. The fake brick, the sweet ceiling, and all the repurposed touches are clever and give the home its distinct personality. It looks cozy enough that one might have a problem leaving; what better compliment to the builders?

    Unfortunately, when I visited the Airbnb website link, I had to gulp a few times. Sadly, there are misspelled words, incomplete sentences, incorrect punctuation, and an overdose of exclamation marks. Perhaps it might do to have friends or a professional editor give it a once-over before committing these mistakes to eternal cyber memory? Or does anyone care anymore?

    Bottom line: Your tiny house is very sweet, and I would be mighty tempted to book a stay if it wasn’t so far away. I do have friends in the area, though, that I know would jump at the chance to stay here. But, please have a friend or editor correct the language on the Airbnb website so it looks professional! (Exclamation point intended.) 🙂

  • HELMUT STEPP March 15, 2017, 10:34 pm

    Love your home, you did a great job. Can you tell me what your doing for electricity and how your dealing with it?

  • Marsha Cowan March 16, 2017, 12:31 am

    Comfortable looking house with a lot of cool touches like that amazing pebble shower base, and the table top that looks like a recycled freighter trunk lid. I have been looking for a freighter trunk in good condition. . .not easy to find. Yours is beautiful. Great job! Be proud!

  • Diane Gray March 16, 2017, 2:25 am

    Love the interior colors and materials!

  • Susan March 17, 2017, 7:49 pm

    I love all the personal touches. Looks very homey. I love the repurposed doors that don’t go all the way down to the floor. They are very unique, and the open area at the bottom helps circulate air in a tiny home. Beautiful job!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 19, 2017, 5:18 pm

      Glad you liked that feature! I just thought the doors were super creative! Great work on her part.

  • Sandi B March 17, 2017, 8:32 pm

    Very interesting both the unit and her story. I like the pebble bath, but did not see a faucet or anything so am not sure how that works. Interesting decor, not much of a kitchen. The barn doors across the bathroom are very interesting. However, looks like the track is slanted, so the door is also slanted. Also I would have put material behind the open work on the doors for privacy and something on the bottom, again for some privacy — I have a thing about in the bathroom. The Spanish design is different and fun. A very good job for a self build with no experience. Kudos to you — a good job all around. Wish you great success both on Airbnb and in your travels. Thanks for the share!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 19, 2017, 5:18 pm

      Yes a great job — she built it for her needs and in her budget, which is amazing 🙂

  • Diana March 17, 2017, 8:43 pm

    How did she create the pebble tub? Love iy!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 19, 2017, 5:17 pm

      I saw a tutorial online somewhere for doing it — probably on Pinterest!

  • Eileen O'Connor March 18, 2017, 1:25 am

    Beautiful job. Well done. Is this one meant for cold winters Is it well insulated? I have no idea what Airbnb is all about. Does a person have to have a tiny home or some kind of property to rent out in order to rent one of these tiny homes.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 19, 2017, 5:06 pm

      Hi Eileen — Airbnb is a place where you can rent anything from a couch to a whole house from people instead of purchasing a hotel 🙂 If you own a tiny house, you’ll need to either buy or rent land to put it on.

  • lori March 23, 2017, 2:42 pm

    Hi! I love the re-purposed materials! I was wondering about the weight of the tub since this is a THOW. Does this add significant weight? I’m about to start a build and am looking into bath tub ideas. I’d been staying away from a rock tub due to the weight.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee March 27, 2017, 9:03 am

      That’s a good thought! I’m sure it does add weight, but so long as the overall weight is ok you could do it. Just have to be careful!

  • lori March 23, 2017, 2:43 pm

    I also love the re-purposed hanging doors!

  • Vardan May 30, 2017, 6:34 pm

    where can I get place for tiny house?

  • Maggie September 6, 2017, 7:25 pm

    Hi, I do like some of the things you have done with the use of recycled items, they really personalize your Tiny House. The bathtub is beautiful and your vanity is lovely. I have to ask where do you plan to stay when people want to book your Tiny to stay in on Airbnb?
    We are retired and are talking about going tiny so I am looking at as many as I can to know what we want and don’t want when we take the Tiny step. I only thing that I wish was on every single Tiny House that is showcased is a floor plan. I find it hard to visualize how the different pictures go together on so many of the ones I see.

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