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Jake & Kiva started building their 20-foot long tiny house in 2014 and they’ve been living in it full-time with their cat and dog for 4 years now!

They came up with some brilliant solutions and designs to maximize the small space and make it as functional as possible, and the build cost $36K CAD.

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Jake & Kiva’s 20-ft. Self-Built Tiny Home

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This is a stunning DIY conversion of an ambulance into a camper van, built by Amanda and her dad over the course of 7 months.

The vehicle is a 2006 Ford E-350 cutaway that used to be an emergency response vehicle for the US Navy. Amanda bought it for $10,000 CAD and the conversion cost an additional $10,000 CAD.

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She Built It With Her Dad In 7 Months

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This beautiful and unique tiny house has an intricately curved gable roof.

It also features a hand-carved barrel door, two spacious lofts, two unique space-saving ladders, a large fireplace, AND a full bathroom with a cleverly hidden storage shelf.

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Incredible Tiny House With Curved Gable Roof

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This is Tal and Nao’s Rainforest Yurt!

It’s a 32 ft traditional canvas yurt that has been modified for the West Coast climate by adding a shingled roof, wooden siding, and extra insulation.

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Tal and Nao’s Rainforest Wooden-Yurt

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Ariel has been living off-grid in her 170-sq.-ft. tiny house for over six years. She grows and preserves much of her own food right on the land, which is over 6000 feet above sea level.

She generates her own solar power, carries her own water, cuts her own firewood, observes wildlife, and works part-time on the ranch in exchange for her tiny house parking spot on the land.

Ever wonder what it would be like living tiny and off-the-grid? Take a dive into her life below to learn more thanks to Ariel (Fy Nyth) and Mat & Danielle of Exploring Alternatives. Would you ever consider building a lifestyle like this? Why or why not?

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Ariel’s Off-Grid Tiny House Lifestyle

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Zach & Leala from Big Hearts Tiny Vegans designed this unique and beautiful 24-foot long tiny house and built it from paycheque to paycheque, as well as with gifts of time and materials from family and friends.  

It cost them approximately $40,000 CAD ($31,175 USD) to build the 200-sq.-ft. house, including the cost of appliances. 

They Built The Tiny House Over Time On A Limited Budget

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