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Sophia and Forest began their tiny house build at a tiny house workshop they attended, where the other participants and two teachers helped them build the tiny house frame. While that process went quickly, it took the couple another year to complete the inside of the build on their own.

And wow! What a great job they did. They spent about $45,000 on the gooseneck tiny house, disclosing that they had help from parents and grandparents to fund the project. Toward the completion of the build they were concerned about finding a parking spot and asked on Facebook, and ended up with a lovely wooded spot where they trade some labor and $400/month for their amazing home base.

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Beautiful Handcrafted Tiny House in Lovely Wooded Spot

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Julie and Ryan wanted a place that felt like home, but they couldn’t find any affordable options in California — so they built a tiny home! They looked for floor plans that would give them a separate loft office for Julie, but ultimately decided to create their own design that carefully incorporated everything that was important to them and their dog Nuggs.

Their craftsman-style design incorporates a loft with space for a King-sized bed that you access with storage stairs and a long galley kitchen with full-sized appliances and lots of counter space. The back bathroom has a composting toilet system, a washer/dryer, and a walk-in tiled shower stall. Enjoy examining all the details below!

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King-Sized Bed, Walk-In Shower, and 40 inch TV!

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Here’s a fun and inexpensive DIY tiny home in Maine that could be yours! The cozy space features a U-shaped dining area on one end and a twin bed (with plenty of storage underneath) on the other end. A galley kitchen and built-in shelving fill the middle space.

For only $19K (price negotiable), this is one of the least expensive tinies on the market right now. Because it’s built for Maine winters, this home has more insulation than many you’ll find! You can buy it on Facebook Marketplace.

  • Affordable DIY Tiny Home in Maine for Sale: Only $19K!
  • Well-insulated for Maine Winters with Heaters and Amenities.
  • Cozy, Rustic Interior with Clever Storage Solutions.

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DIY Pre-Owned THOW Built For Cold Weather

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This great couple started building their tiny house on land in Alaska. It’s hooked up to electrical and gas from the town and is “phase one” of their future family home. Building in sections has allowed them to spend only $20K so far on the house, which currently stands at 270 square feet.

Not long after they got started building, they found out they were expecting — twins! They are making the small space work, even with two little babies. Enjoy the tour of their space below.

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Their DIY Tiny House Built for $20K

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Meet Nick Soave, a musician who built a tiny house on wheels between 2017 and 2019, and has been happily living in it since 2020. It sits on an Alpaca farm in Michigan, and the living room is almost entirely dedicated to his awesome drum set.

Nick is starting a YouTube Channel talking all about his tiny life and how he built this home for just $23,000 using some awesome techniques and plenty of reclaimed materials. Below is his first video with an in-depth tour of his build. What do you love the most?

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His 24 ft THOW Has Room For His Drum Set!

Musician’s $23K DIY Tiny Home on an Alpaca Farm

Images via Nick Soave

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Molly and her partner live in a tiny home, which they’ve built, that sits on family property in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Having visited there before, I can say this is truly a magical place to live! And the home they’ve created makes it even more lovely.

While Molly admits the home isn’t entirely complete, it’s truly lovely with sage green cabinets and open shelving in their kitchen, high ceilings over the couch, and two stand-up lofts — one that’s a bedroom and the other that’s an office/guest room. Their bathroom is still under renovations. Tell me what you think in the comments!

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Cottagey Tiny Home in Cairngorms National Park

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This is Liz’s lovely small home, built from an old garden shed on her parents’ property. Her mom and dad are excellent DIY-ers, and did much of the work together with Liz to help build out her awesome little home.

It features a bedroom that connects to the rectangular living/kitchen/bathroom via a small breezeway. The inside is a lovely mix of honey-colored wood with black and white accents. It’s decorated with specially-curated accents from Liz’s travels, and custom metal pieces that she made herself. In addition to her home, Liz runs a seaweed bath business in the family’s backyard, and she shows off her set-up in the video below.

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And She’s Running A Business From Here, Too!

Liz’s Small Home & Seaweed Bath Business 3

Images via Tiny Home Tours

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Roman & Ioana got started on their minimalist journey simply doing weekend caravan trips. Soon that turned into van-life-ing it across Europe. After all that, they wanted to continue living small and decided to build their own tiny house!

They focused on making it a sustainable, off-grid home that’s good for them and for the environment! This endeavor even made them start up a small business to help others build their tinies as well — so awesome. Oh, and did I mention they have no mortgage?

Thanks to James D. for sharing this with us! You can follow the couple on Instagram here.

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Their Off-Grid DIY Tiny House in Switzerland

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Colby and Aria used to be vanlifers, but are now proud owners of more than 14 acres of woodlands in Vermont, as well as their very own DIY tiny home that’s entirely off-grid (they even get water from their stream).

Their 360 square foot home is heated by wood they cut themselves, and they have an awesome solar array that keeps their home powered. The interior of the THOW feels like a cozy log cabin, and they dedicated a whole 15 feet of the house for their living area.

Aria teaches and Colby is a wedding photographer (@anamericanroadstory), plus they rent space on their land for campers via Hipcamp. We got to interview Colby about the build, their choice to buy land, and what they love about tiny life. Check it out at the end of the post!

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Former Vanlifers Put Down Roots in Vermont Tiny House on Wheels

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