Sometimes we want “it all” right away — I know I don’t have tons of patience! But Marty’s story shows that sometimes patience pays off.
He chose to build a bare-bones tiny house — which didn’t even have running water for awhile — over paying the high rent in Durango, Colorado for an apartment that wasn’t dog-friendly. For the past four years he’s been improving upon the space and adding plumbing, etc. to make it more like home for himself and his girlfriend.
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Living Debt-Free in His Durango, CO Tiny Home
He and his girlfriend do a lot of dishes, so they wanted a large sink.
The couch area includes a swiveling table.
Very handsome exterior with a metal roof.
He built it out quickly so that he and his dog could live in it, but it was bare bones. Over the past 4 and a half years, he’s continued to build and make improvements and now has a girlfriend who lives with him as well. It’s amazing what someone can do with a little creativity and hard work.
VIDEO: DIY Tiny House Debt Free Living Over High Rent
- Living debt-free
- Guy, girlfriend & dog
- Tiny House community in Durango
- Moved to Durango, CO
- Found rental market super expensive, and hard to find a place to rent that accepts dogs
- So he started building a tiny house
- DIY build
- Started with no running water
- Now has flush toilet, etc.
- Large sink
- Regular-sized oven and fridge/freezer
- Storage couch
- Swivel table
- Boat heater
- Outdoor storage shed
- Metal roof
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