This is one couple’s $20k DIY Tiny Home on Wheels.
It features a side entry and when you step inside, you’ll find a living area, full kitchen, bathroom, lots of storage, and a spacious upstairs sleeping loft.
Discover how they built their own tiny home themselves even though they never had any construction experience before they started. And how they did it even while living in an apartment and working full-time!
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Couple’s $20k DIY Tiny Home
Construction of this DIY Tiny Home
From Mountain Getaway to Full Time Tiny House
We built it with plans I drew myself, paper/pencil method. We began our floor without even loitering what the exact floor plan would be. I the took a week off the project to design it/draw it out. After several revisions while building, six months later we finished what was going to become our mountain getaway house. We ended up loving it so much we decided to live in our Tiny House full time. We found a trailer park and moved in without everything complete.
Building a Tiny House When You Have a Smart Car!
…we both drive smart cars as well. So getting supplies to the build sight was a task in and of itself at times.
We rented a pickup truck specifically for towing trailers from enterprise rent a truck both times. First time, When we purchased the trailer from Iron Eagle trailers. And the second when we moved it from green anchors, to our current place.
Finding a Place to Build Tiny When You Live in Apartment
We built in an area of Portland called Green Anchors. It’s an industrial area that rents a space to people wanting to build their tiny house.
We lived in an apartment the entire time we were building, if green anchors didn’t provide a place to build it would never have been possible.
Building a Tiny House during Raining Season
All of it was built during the rainy season in Portland winter.
We built the entire winter under the canopy. We would just pull back the canopy and work on second at a time. Using the inside of the tiny house as our workshop.
Building a Tiny House Before Knowing Where to Put It!
The entire time we were building we had no idea where we were going to place it. We thought maybe a piece of land in the mountains. Make a getaway home. But we soon realized we were building faster than we thought we could. And our apartment lease was coming up. And finally found a place that was pretty close.
Building a Tiny House Without Knowing How to Build a Tiny House
We both had no knowledge of building things at all in our lives. We watched hgtv programs ask the time as well as all the tiny house programs and got inspired.
Finally when looking on YouTube, I found two couples that had built their own tiny house and made videos about it. And we followed their videos. And found many other helpful videos online as well.
Our big thanks to Patrick for sharing!
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