This is Mike’s DIY Hand-Built Micro House in Iowa.
He spent $300 on the trailer and used cheap and recycled products to (almost) finish the build.
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Mike’s DIY Hand-Built Micro House in Iowa
From the builder:
I’m just finishing up this project. It started with an old welding trailer. I knew it had a stiff axle, so I bought it for around 300 bucks. Living in the Iowa countryside lends itself to a lot of cool cheap building materials. The floor and steps were built out of free feed bunks. The walls were barn siding. I picked up the cedar in Arkansas. It’s lightly wired. I thought about plumbing, but decided an old arctic boy cooler and wash basin would do just fine. It has an oak floor, is well insulated, and has a/c. Next will be a small mini fridge, a log chair and ottoman, and maybe a fold down bed out of another old barn door.
- 6′ ×10′
- 60 sq. ft.
- An Iowa State University art student painted the antique door.
- Steps hinge up and chain for transportation.
- Old trunk on front for storage
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It’s nice to see a small camper build using lots of scrounged/recycled goodies. Building on the cheap, luv it. The trunk on the front goes really well with the overall theme. Good job Mike, thanks for sharing.
Yes I love seeing recycled products! Good for the earth, good for your wallet 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team
This is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Adorable and beautiful, and, I think, the perfect size. Is it for sale?
Hi Marsha, I think Mike is happy to keep it, I’m afraid. It is too cute! — Tiny House Talk Team
Nice work, on the cheap too. But…..this isn’t a tiny house; it might make a good guard shack. Houses are supposed to be habitable….to live in. You simply cannot live in this
It’s a camper-type thing for the occasional night in the woods that is better than a tent 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team
I disagree, this is definitely livable. a compositing toilet and a cot is really all that’s needed. it’s a little dark for my liking, but the micro home I’m designing is only 7×10.
There you go! That’s awesome, Kevin — Tiny House Talk Team
Are you still selling this little house, I would like to know as I am interested in getting for my place in the country as our house is under construction and that would be good for the time in the interim. Then I can can use it for someone if they come.👏 Please let me know anything you can. I live upstate NY and love the country where you can sit and relax. Thanks. Chris