This is the story of Tyler who is an engineering grad and the tiny house that he built for only $15,000 USD thanks to the help of friends, family, and recycled materials. Isn’t it pretty cool that tiny houses on trailers can be an inexpensive and mobile housing option?
Update: Of course, it’s 2021 now, and today, this tiny house would probably cost much more to build because of the rise in lumber prices and other building materials.
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Tyler’s $15k Tiny House Built Debt-free
He was even able to design and build his own lift-bed.
This is really cool because you get the space-saving benefits of a sleeping loft without the cramped feeling of being in a loft when you’re sleeping.
A crank-lift sleeping loft is definitely something I would consider in a tiny house, but here’s the rest of the tiny home…
With today’s lumber prices, it would be even harder to build a tiny house like this for less than $20,000.
But it could still very well be possible with enough patience.
You may be able to find the right reclaimed materials at more affordable rates.
Tyler is an engineering grad who built a budget-friendly DIY tiny house to give himself the gift of a debt-free home, and because he enjoyed the challenge of bringing a project like this to life.
Video Tour: Engineering Grad’s $15k Tiny House
When we first heard about Tyler’s tiny house, we didn’t have many details about his build, so it was a complete surprise when we walked in and learned about the really innovative designs he used for his elevator bed and for his radiant heated-ceiling heat system.
We were also impressed with home much of his build was done with reclaimed materials, resulting in a budget and eco-friendly project that came in at $20,000 CAD (~$15,000 USD).
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