This is the story of a man who built a 512-square-foot tiny house for his sister in 3 months and 28 days for $16,318 in materials.
It’s located in the Florida panhandle and he even stayed in it after hurricane Michael. Now he is considering using it for Airbnb, too. It’s 16′ x 16′, 2 stories, 512-square-feet. What do you think?
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512-square-foot built for $16k in less than 4 months!
Images © JD Daley
And here’s HOW he did it…
Images © JD Daley
I Built this house for my sister, so she could come and visit me from England in 2016\. In 2015 she expressed an interest in someday moving to a warmer climate and I told her should to move to Florida with me. She was hesitant since we had met only a few times ( I was adopted in 1960 and she is my biological sister, we met in the late 1980’s). She and my biological mother said they would come visit on April the 28th, 2016 around Christmas of 2015\. I built this tinyhouse for my sister in 3 months and 28 days, start to finish. I live in the panhandle near Tallahassee. I spent 16,318.00 on materials and built it myself. I brought in helpers on the weekends. I stayed in it after hurricane Michael. My generator was more than enough to run my well and the on demand propane hot water heater and the keurig coffee maker, so at least I had coffee and hot showers for the 12 days without city power. It is not for sale, but I have considered using it for airbnb for the Florida State home football games.
This home is 16×16, 2 stories, 512 sq ft., full bath, with a lot of south facing windows, skylights, and picture windows to flood it with light
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