This is the story of Rob’s $10k tiny home. Amazingly, he built it in just one week’s time!
So here’s a quick interview with him on how he did it, why he did it, and what it’s like.
Please enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments. Thanks!
Rob’s $10k DIY Tiny House He Built in a Week
What’s your name?
Where are you from?
How did you first become seriously interested in tiny houses?
After wasting all my hard earned money on useless utilities and mortgages.
What type of tiny house do you have?
8×12 with loft and open concept.
Why did you go tiny? What are you hoping to get out of it for yourself?
After working full time to pay high taxes, silly hydro bills and all the mortgage interest that was enough. Now we travel three months a year and work only part time.
How long did it take you to finish your tiny house?
How did you do it? Who helped? How much did it end up costing you to build it?
We (girlfriend) did it together and nobody took photos along the way. 8.5 x 12 is like a glorified shed with a 12′ vaulted ceiling inside. We run an electric fridge off solar and burn wood with a Jotul stove. Cost all in about 10k.
Did you have any construction experience?
I have been in construction most of my life, about 20 years.
How did you figure out where to put it?
Pointed my finger.
What about land?
We just bought some raw land and put in a driveway drilled a well and built the house. It wasn’t really difficult to find. This is our second tiny house. The first one we lived in for three years. This will be our second year in this tiny house. The land was listed on mls as a rural building lot. You do not need a permit for anything under 107 sq ft. in this township. This is 102 sq ft.
What’s been the most challenging part about going tiny so far?
Nothing at all! I did have a mishap with the skillsaw though and lost the end of my little finger on my dominant hand so that slowed me down for about three months.
What benefits are you experiencing after going tiny?
Lots of extra money, so much free time and the ability to do almost anything you want on a given day.
What helpful piece of advice would you give to others who are interested in going tiny?
Stop working so hard to make others rich.
Do you have a website, blog, or social media page(s) where we can connect with you and follow along?
No, just like sharing the passion with other folk that like simple living. Communities are starting to pop up around here. Very exciting and glad to see other people wanting to life simple too.
Our big thanks to Rob for sharing!
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