This is the story of a man who recently built a shed tiny house for only $1,500 in Orlando, Florida. If you’re tired of seeing $20k, $30k, $40k, and $50k+ tiny homes, this is a bit of a relief, isn’t it?
Rob Greenfield built his tiny house using 99% recycled/reclaimed materials. And in building his tiny house, he only created about 30 pounds worth of waste.
It gets better, too. He has a wonderful outdoor kitchen, bathroom, garden, composting system, rainwater collection system, and he’s even found a way to create energy from food scraps. He explains it all below.
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He built a $1,500 tiny house in Orlando with a micro-farm!
Images © Rob Greenfield/YouTube
The interior is very simple… Sort of like a Thoreau Cabin!
There’s just a couch with built-in storage underneath.
The couch easily turns into a comfortable bed.
Here’s a peek at the storage that’s beneath…
Every genius needs a place to gather their thoughts…
Just beside the desk… Something very important to Rob… His efficient freezer where he stores all of the food he grows and forages since this year, he’s only eating the food he grows and forages himself!
Rob also has plenty of shelf storage for more food and some books.
You can see some of what he’s gathered here:
And of course his super minimalist wardrobe.
Since Rob only plans to be here for about two years, he didn’t think it would be worth investing in a solar system, especially since he uses very little energy. So instead, he just hooks into the grid with an extension cord.
This is Rob’s awesome outdoor kitchen for food prep and cooking.
This cooktop is special because it converts food scraps into gas for cooking – Rob explains how it works in the video below…
The trick is, you put your food scraps into THIS…
If you’re wondering, Rob worked out a deal where he exchanges his services to a homeowner in return for getting to live there for a couple of years.
In the end, the homeowner gets to keep Rob’s tiny house along with just about everything else he builds on the property (especially the micro-farm)
The fireplace. 🙂
Composting toilet system (one for number one and the other for number two)… Rob explains how it all works and why in the video below. Very interesting!
Rob uses THIS plant (below) to grow his own super soft and natural TOILET PAPER! Yes! The plant is called Blue Spur Flower (or Plectranthus Barbatus)
Could you see yourself living tiny with a setup like this?
In this case, it’s Florida, so you could do this all year long!
Images © Rob Greenfield/YouTube
In this tour I show you the inside of my tiny 100 square foot house, my outdoor kitchen with greywater, my rainwater shower and rainwater collection system, my closed loop compost toilet, my garden and more!
VIDEO TOUR… Rob Greenfield’s Florida Tiny House… Built For $1,500!
Welcome to my tiny house in Orlando, Florida where I live simply and sustainably! I built this tiny house along with friends for under $1,500, with nearly 100% secondhand and repurposed materials and while creating near zero waste- just 30 pounds of trash!
- YouTube/Rob Greenfield
- Original story: “How I built my tiny house for under $1,500 with nearly 100% repurposed materials and near zero waste”
- Toilet paper plant info
The ultimate affordable tiny house? Shed-based tiny homes?
So what do you think?
Could you see yourself living tiny out of a shed-based tiny house like this?
It’s an option, right?
And it can very inexpensive, too.
Would you live out of a shed-based tiny home kind of like this?
What would you modify to make it yours?
Here are some other examples of affordable shed-based tiny homes:
- They Turned a 16×52 SHED Into an Mortgage-free Tiny Home
- Single Dad Turns a Shed into his Mortgage-free Tiny Home to Spend More Time and Travel with Daughter
- Couple Turn Shed into a Tiny House for less than $3,000!
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