Sonny reached out to us to show off the amazing DIY THOW he built, paying cash as he had it. He got derailed after about a year and a half of building because he had a heart attack — but after recovery, he pushed on. While Sonny says he’ll never really be “done” with the project, it’s looking great.
In his 160 sq. ft. space he fit a kitchen, bathroom, living room, and loft bedroom. He has an illuminated staircase, gas fireplace, and another storage loft over his deck. What do you think of this tiny home?
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Finishing His Tiny House After a Heart Attack
He has an RV-size oven and a fridge in the kitchen.
His storage staircase had beautiful drawer-fronts
A sliding door goes to the bathroom.
His bedroom is in the loft.
He was able to get a lot of materials from the re-store.
Very smart to illuminate the staircase.
He has a cozy couch in the living room.
The beadboard walls are beautiful.
An iron ladder takes you to the storage loft.
A little fireplace and TV.
And here’s his awesome bathroom.
I decided that I didn’t need all my “stuff” and it was time to downsize. That’s when I thought about building my own Tiny House, all by myself, and paying cash as I went along. I’ve never built anything before from scratch so I lived on YouTube and other wonderful websites for diyers.
I worked on it nights and weekends. Then the pandemic hit and I had a lot more time to build. But about a year and a half in, I had a heart attack and had triple bypass surgery which set me back a few months. But as soon as I started feeling better, back to work I went. I’m actually not finished with it, and probably never will be completely.
I keep changing things around…I’ve got to quit that! Lol. But as of right now, it’s 160 square feet downstairs and an additional 60 sq feet in my bedroom loft and another 40 sq feet in the loft above the front porch for storage at the moment.
I have a gas stove, microwave and an apartment size fridge. Under the stairs is a double stainless steel sink. Full size bathroom, small living room area and a small front porch. At the moment I’m contemplating raising the roof above the loft bedroom and putting 2×6 windows on both sides, along with a skylight. Also the mini split ac/heat pump is in the loft as well.
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Sonny did a great job—craftsmanship, design and layout was superior to some professional builders. It appears to maybe be 10 x 16 ???? Would love to see the outside and any changes he makes in the future.
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A very different and interesting tiny! I’d prefer more kitchen and less bathroom tho I will admit both here are super nice. Has lots of charm — would be nice to see what he does with the exterior!!!
This is awesome Sonny.
I really like the floor plan with the stair in the middle and lit. There is also a lot of living area besides the kitchen. The use of a vintage armour in the kitchen is cool, too! Great job!
Beautiful! Builder could take lessons from you.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments! If they allow me to, I will post more pics when I’m finished reconstruction on the roof and outside pics as well.