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She Built Her $40K Tiny Home with Cash


Amanda is a sweet girl who knew what she wanted and made it happen. She worked multiple jobs, moved in with her mom, and her dad offered to use his skills to work alongside her most of the way. With each paycheck she got, she purchased the next piece she needed for her tiny home. Did I mention she was just 21 at the time?

While she recognizes that not everyone has supportive parents like she did, she’s still proud of where she is now at 23 years old with her own home! She’s saving up to purchase land where she can put her tiny house someday. Enjoy the tour of her beautiful space below.

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Building Her THOW, with Her Dad, At 21

She has a spacious galley kitchen.

She chose to have one ladder that moves to access both lofts.

What an inspirational woman!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Maria Kentala
    December 18, 2022, 6:27 am

    Great Job! Love your kitchen.

  • Donna Rae
    December 19, 2022, 6:25 pm

    FABULOUS KITCHEN!!! I like the U-shaped sofa/living area, too! One thing that keeps puzzling me is why there are very few tiny homes that make room for a TV in the living area when that’s where most people watch the most TV. It’s just so odd. I do see there is a bit of a blank wall in this tiny home but only visible from 1/2 of the seating. Just a personal preference, of course. Some people don’t watch much TV so the lack of a space wouldn’t be an issue. Overall, a nicely done tiny home.

  • vee
    December 20, 2022, 9:19 pm

    Very impressive ! There isn’t anything I would change. Especially liked the lovely tile work in the shower, also the pantry — and more!!

  • Amanda collins
    December 22, 2022, 9:49 pm

    What an amazing young lady!! Paid for each piece before hand so she could have a home debt free! It’s beautiful btw!

  • Liz
    December 25, 2022, 5:01 pm

    Young lady, you should be so very proud of your home and mostly of yourself. You have an excellent sense of design inside and out. Congratulations on accomplishing quite a feat, for any age!!

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