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He Built His Tiny House For Only $14,000


This is the Wicked Tiny House, designed, built and owned by Charlie Smith. He estimates the materials cost him $14,000.

For those of you unfamiliar with New England slang, “wicked” is often used as a synonym for “awesome” (or other similar words). Smith grew up in New Hampshire, but now lives in Montana with his self-built tiny home!

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Charlie’s DIY Wicked Tiny House

Desk/eating area with storage seats!

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

Looking up to the loft bedroom.

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

All his winter gear hung up neatly.

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

Cozy built-in couch with extra storage.

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

Fold-out TV for all your viewing needs!

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

Back-lit sea glass counter tops. Amazing!

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

Look at them glow at night!

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

The hardwood flooring is beautiful here.

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

I love the color of the cabinets.

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

Curtain to the restroom.

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

Composting toilet hooked up! Great built-in storage.

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

Wow! Spacious-looking loft bedroom.

Charlie's DIY Wicked Tiny House

Now THAT is a cool touch 🙂

The Wicked Tiny House stats:

  • Length – 22′
  • Width – 8′ 6″
  • Height – 13′ 6″
  • Unloaded Weight – 9,800 lbs
  • Loaded Weight – 11,500 lbs
  • First Level Area – 160 SqFt
  • Loft Area – 80 SqFt
  • Sleeps – 4 (comfortably)
  • Number of Windows – 15
  • Onboard Water Storage – 80 gallons
  • Onboard Propane Storage – 45 lbs
  • Electrical Service – 50 amp shore power or solar/generator
  • Toilet – Composting
  • Siding/Trim/Shingles/Interior Material – Eastern White Cedar (Corinna & Oakfield, Maine)
  • Approximate Mileage Traveled – 2,750 miles
  • Approximate Materials Cost – $14,000
  • Construction State Date: 8/30/2015
  • Construction End Date: 9/6/2016
  • Tow Vehicle – 2001 Ford F-550 7.3L Turbo Diesel Dually

Learn more about Charlie here. Plus, you can follow his travels and the entire tiny house construction process on his blog here, which is pretty wicked!

Get the house specs on the last page, and ask Charlie further questions about the build here on his website.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.

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  • Avatar Annette April 21, 2017, 11:15 am

    Wow – how cool is this? Nice work.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 24, 2017, 4:47 am

      I know! It’s fantastic!

  • Avatar Carol Perry April 21, 2017, 12:46 pm

    Wicked Cool Tiny house! You did an awesome job building & designing it! I really love all the windows, especially since they have window panes in them! Also just love the sea glass counter tops! Your home is adorable!🌷🌹🌷

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 24, 2017, 4:46 am

      Those counter tops were amazing!

  • Avatar Gabriella April 21, 2017, 2:44 pm

    It is amazing how the personality of each of us can change a housing module that has the same formal features. This shows that the human soul is a force in this case, positive.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 24, 2017, 4:41 am

      That’s so true, Gabriella!

  • Avatar Danielle DiLisio April 21, 2017, 9:24 pm

    Very nice job, I really like the lodge feel this house has

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 24, 2017, 4:36 am

      Yes! Lodges are the best.

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue April 21, 2017, 11:56 pm

    Throw in a microwave and I am ready to move in. Great house.

    • Avatar Charlie Smith April 23, 2017, 11:22 am

      It already has one! It’s tucked in the cabinets below the counter. 🙂

  • Avatar Denise April 22, 2017, 1:39 am

    Warm, cozy, and beautifully done; each piece of wood polished to perfection with the richest warm colour allowed to show through. This pulls someone in for a curl up on the couch with a good book and hot cup of coffee. This house is so inviting – inside and out. I wish him many happy years there.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 24, 2017, 4:32 am

      I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 I thought it was awesome.

  • Avatar Nanny M April 22, 2017, 12:35 pm

    Wow! I need those countertops! Magical.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 24, 2017, 4:25 am

      Aren’t they cool?

  • Avatar Evening Iris April 22, 2017, 2:06 pm

    Great job. Looks wickedly awesome! 😀

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 24, 2017, 4:24 am

      Wicked awesome indeed 🙂

  • Avatar Joanna Chanin April 24, 2017, 6:19 am

    Warm, cozy and lots of beautiful details

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 25, 2017, 5:49 am

      Precisely 🙂

  • Avatar iris April 24, 2017, 8:58 pm

    I love the wood…there is something a little bit warmer about it..a soft gleam. I love the curvature of the ceiling. Quite inviting. Don’t like curtains that close to an oven but, over all…well done.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 25, 2017, 5:33 am

      Wood has such a warm feeling! I agree, Iris.

  • Avatar Grace April 30, 2017, 4:10 pm

    I love it!!!!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 1, 2017, 2:53 am

      Me too 🙂

  • Avatar Liz May 19, 2018, 8:39 pm

    So inviting – – – warm, and cozy. Would love to curl up there with
    a good book, and a cup of tea on a snowy or rainy day. Great job,
    and great price. Love it!

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan May 19, 2018, 10:18 pm

    Charlie, it’s great! Absolutely beautiful and what a view! The details are really done well, and the wood is gorgeous. Great job!

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan February 8, 2019, 9:55 pm

    One more thing. . .love the bathroom!

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