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Man Designs and Builds his Own Mortgage-free Tiny House

I really love Ethan’s DIY mortgage-free tiny house on wheels that he designed and built.

It’s located in Northern Vermont which I also like.

What I like most about it is that it has it’s own unique and personal style.

That’s one of the best parts about building your own tiny house DIY instead of buying one already built.

And it also saves you around $20,000 to $30,000 because you don’t have to pay for all of the labor.

Related: Video Tour of Ethan’s DIY Tiny House on Wheels in Vermont

Ethan’s Debt-free DIY Tiny House on Wheels

You can go on inside to see what it looks and feels like in there while he’s living in it below:

Built In Couch


Composting Toilet in the Bathroom


Roomy Upstairs Sleeping Loft


Closet in Loft, Ladder to Loft, Fireplace, and Kitchen


Kitchen Being Used and Enjoyed


Yes, You Can Do Yoga in a Tiny House


Hang Drying Clothes, Living Simply


With a View 🙂

Ethan’s Construction Update Videos While he was Building It

Videos like these usually help you get an idea of what it is like undertaking the big project of designing and building your very own micro home.

Day 1 Update

Construction Update Later On

Would you like to design and build your own humble home someday?

You can start learning how (with small spaces, it’s important to take your time designing).

Learn more using the links and resources related to this project below:

NEW! Ethan’s Tiny House Decisions Guide

Sources and Resources

RELATED: Video Tour of Ethan’s DIY Tiny House on Wheels in Vermont

If you want to start designing and building your own tiny home whether you want to live simply, use it for vacation, rent it out, or for any other use start below:

Recommended How To’s So You Can Design/DIY Too

More Free Tiny House Eye Candy

NEW! Ethan’s Tiny House Decisions Guide

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Andrea has lived simply in small spaces for more than 7 years and enjoys sharing her space saving (and space multiplying) tips from experience.

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  • Avatar Linda March 17, 2014, 9:25 pm

    On your first update: I know what you mean; it gets too heavy for I too. You really need two people (at least) when building.

    • Avatar Alex March 19, 2014, 1:03 pm

      Yup. Much easier with some help

  • Avatar d April 10, 2014, 7:47 pm

    Very nicely laid out. Love those nice big windows..

  • Avatar Ericc September 15, 2014, 2:05 pm

    I have contemplated my various concerns at great length and determined that I want to start my off grid project building a composting toilet. What I have failed to find after more than a year of reading – where do you source your sawdust and how great a quantity is usually required to make a reasonable purchase. I also do not see anyone quoting a (per person) use rate.
    Who can help me complete my learning curve?

    • Avatar Toni Benton December 10, 2017, 4:59 pm

      @Eric, I use Coco Absorb instead of sawdust. Bought a 35 liter bag June of this year that I am just now looking at the end of. Got it on Amazon. Just an option for you to check into if there are no sawmill close by. Hope it helps.

  • Avatar Dominick Bundy September 15, 2014, 4:55 pm

    Those nice big double windows on the side of this tiny house I assume would make a positive difference by comparison to the average size window..I like the way the closet concept is up in the loft for hanging clothes.. Very compact and nicely done..good job..

  • Avatar ZACHARY E MOHRMANN March 23, 2017, 7:14 pm

    I just can’t deal with having to cart poop out the house, but every thing else is cool by me….!

    • Avatar Mike March 24, 2017, 6:50 pm

      Not poop Zach! Great fertilizer for homegrown strawberries

  • Avatar Gabriella December 10, 2017, 1:31 pm

    The “Genuineness” should be Rewarded !

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