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She built her Tiny House for only 5k Euros

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Elisabeth was ready to get out of renting and had always wanted to build a little wooden house at some point. She actually wasn’t even aware that “tiny homes” were a movement until she began hunting for supplies. Much of the home came from reclaimed materials — things she found at the salvage yard or flea markets and repurposed. Oh, and she only spent 5000 Euros on the build!

She lived in the home for a while in the mountains but eventually found a farmhouse on land in Spain where there are orchards, nut trees, and an olive grove. Now her Little Wooden House is a vacation rental surrounded by nature.

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Little Wooden House at Eden Whispers: Reclaimed Materials

All the measurements in the home were made with her own height in mind.

Storage steps lead to her loft bedroom.

There’s a bathroom with a toilet and shower.

She chose a railcar-style roof with windows.

VIDEO: Young woman builds a tiny house for 5,000 Euros


  • Elisabeth built her own tiny house using reclaimed materials and spent only 5,000 Euros on the entire build.
  • She was unaware of the tiny house movement until she started gathering supplies for her project.
  • The house features measurements tailored to her own height and includes a loft bedroom accessed by storage steps.
  • It incorporates a bathroom with a toilet and shower.
  • Elisabeth eventually moved her tiny house to a farmhouse in Spain with orchards, nut trees, and an olive grove.
  • Her Little Wooden House is now used as a vacation rental surrounded by nature.
  • The blog post includes images showcasing the reclaimed materials used in the construction.
  • Elisabeth can be followed on Instagram and her website.
  • There is a video available on YouTube that documents her journey of building the tiny house with a budget of 5,000 Euros.
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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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  • Linda Baker
    February 7, 2022, 8:21 pm

    idyllic location! amazing how different things can be when you don’t have to stick to building codes/rules and can wing it! Everything is compact but if you don’t need much this is perfect.

  • BrownLuster
    February 9, 2022, 3:36 am

    Wow! This tiny house has so much storage and functionality! Though for health reasons, I couldn’t consider a loft space (for now), I absolutely love the Railcar inspired roof 😍… right down to the curved wrought iron supports and bamboo trim and the windows which open up thru the roof to pull out heat and cool the space. AWESOME FUNCTION AND BEAUTY! Every piece of reclaimed furniture has a definite purpose…a full closet, storage stairs, the mirrored reclaimed bathroom door with curved wrought iron decoration …I LOVE the ideas behind these items!

    This was a kinda long video but I never lost interest. I was amazed that she built this home on her own with her own hands and son many reclaimed and repurposed items. It was well worth the watch! Also, her voice was so relaxing to listen to. It was like therapy. 😔🌝

    Thanks for this one! Very well done.

    • BrownLuster
      February 9, 2022, 3:55 am

      ** I was amazed that she built this home on her own with her own hands and WITH SO many reclaimed and repurposed items. **

  • Joan
    February 10, 2022, 7:17 am

    UNBELIEVABLE creativity ! Simply perfect!

  • Rosie
    February 10, 2022, 3:42 pm

    I love the fact that you appreciate antique wrought iron and carved wood works and make it to fit into your tiny home. You have done very well for your first time building it and that says a lot in your time and love you put into your work. I have to say that your tiny home looks almost like a gypsy vardo, so you must have a gypsy soul. Good job and well done

  • Carrie McCormick
    October 24, 2022, 8:02 pm

    Very well done!! I do the same I always see potential in cast off things & how they can be used again. I go to salvage yards, homes that are being “remodeled “ or torn down. I once stopped a bull dozer tearing into a house because I wanted to rescue the doors! They were beautiful with brass plates & glass door knobs. The bull dozer operator helped me take them out – I brought him lunch for his help & kindness ☺️

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 23, 2024, 1:34 pm

    I have always loved this tiny house. It’s so lovely, and cleverly decorated and designed. I love the bathroom, and the natural wood accents throughout. Beautiful home!

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