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This 145 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels was built by a University of Texas design student, Joel Weber, for only $20,000.

Inspired by his childhood love for tree houses Joel decided to go tiny in an effort to live debt free. Thanks to a very small loan for his home he will soon be a debt-free college graduate and a homeowner.

This home was built on a 18-foot flatbed trailer. Joel says he loves the fact that he can move the home anywhere he wants to. It’s currently parked in a family friend’s backyard.

Once you go inside the tiny house to your right is a nice lounge area surrounded by windows. The storage staircase to the sleeping loft triples as a work area and pantry for the kitchen.

The kitchen has enough room for a mini refrigerator and full size oven for home cooking. In the bathroom you’ll see there is a full shower but at the time of this writing the toilet is still currently on Joel’s project to-do list. He currently uses the main house facilities when needed.

In the future Joel hopes to design and build more sustainable tiny homes similar to his own. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!

College Student Builds $20k 145 Sq. Ft. Tiny House

College Student Builds 145 Sq. Ft. Tiny House-001

Images © Joel Weber via Today

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Meet Joel Fleck. When he needed to find a home after college he decided instead of paying a high amount of rent in Sonoma county, that he would opt to design and build his own tiny home on wheels instead.

So, according to the story at Faircompanies, he bought an abandoned trailer for only $300 and started building. Two years and $25,000 later he now has his own debt-free tiny house. Did I mention that he’s 6’4″ tall? And the $25k includes purchasing all the tools he needed. Not bad! I’m really excited to share the video tour and interview thanks to Kirsten Dirksen of Faircompanies where you can get his entire story from start to finish, and tour his entire tiny home on a trailer below. Enjoy!

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6’4″ Law Student Living in DIY 150 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home


Images © Faircompanies/YouTube

Since Joel is in law school, he needed space for books and he also needed a spot to sit and study. And you’ll see how he arranged for that below.

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