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This is one couple’s DIY Tiny House in Ecuador! James is from Ireland and built the home with his Polish partner, Monika.

The two are in living tiny in Ireland right now after spending five and a half months on their Ecuadorian home. There’s more to do when they return, but in the meantime, enjoy James’ build story and our interview with him:

It was built from mid-September 2016 to mid-February 2017. It essentially started out as a truck trailer, these types of trailers are quite common in Ecuador. Once the trailer was purchased we essentially just built a little house around it.

Neither of us had really done anything like this before, and I have never worked in a trade or anything so it was quite an undertaking for us, especially in the quite short time we had available to us. We had to get some hired help for a few weeks to speed up the process, but we did a lot of the work ourselves, including the furniture and loft.

It’s quite basic compared to some of the Tiny Houses out there, but needless to say we are very proud of it. Unfortunately we had to leave Ecuador just as it was completed (a friend is living in it at the moment) but we plan to make it back in the near future.

We use Eucalyptus wood for most of the construction, with some Pine in the roof structure to keep the weight down. Bamboo was used on the inside of the roof, and the walls are insulated with foam and covered in wooden board. It’s quite spacious inside.

Also I like to think that someone who has never built something or perhaps doesn’t have building skills per se, could look at our house and say ‘Hey I could do that!’. We built the house for $6500.

The rest of the interview is below the picture tour of the home’s construction. Enjoy!

Related: Christine’s 16 x 32 Lofted Barn in AL: Her Story

One Couple’s $6,500 DIY Tiny House

Couple's DIY Tiny House in Ecuador: $6,500 to Build

Images via James McSherry

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This is Hannah’s Tiny House which she built in six months with the help of her dad, Mike.

Hannah attends college away from home, but was ready to move out of her dorm situation. However, her off-campus options kept falling through:

We joked around about building a tiny house, but the more we joked, the more serious the actual plan became and lo and behold we decided to take the plunge.

Read more about their journey below!

Related: Father/Son’s Big Blue Bus Conversion Project

Hannah’s Tiny House: A Father-Daughter Project

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This is Erin and Dondi’s 181 sq. ft. off-grid, solar powered tiny house on wheels in Ithaca, New York.

When you go inside, you’ll find a kitchen, two workstations, a living area, a staircase with storage, a sleeping loft, and a bathroom.

From the outside, you’ll notice this tiny home has a tiny covered front porch, roof-mounted solar panels, and a loft with dormers. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Couple’s Off-Grid Solar Tiny House on Wheels

Couple's Off-Grid Solar Tiny House on Wheels

Images © erinanddondi

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This is Cherie’s off-grid, solar-powered tiny house on wheels for sale in Asheville, NC. Price is $23,000. More details and photos are below.

I am graduating and moving cross-country and am looking for a good new owner for my tiny house!

Solar energy, solar refrigerator, powerful propane heater, king sized sleeping loft with skylight (with blinds), storage bench and fold-out desk/dining table, rainwater collection barrel, and composting toilet. New construction (built in 2014).

Please e-mail [email protected] for more details including floor plan. Price is $23,000.

Off-Grid Solar Tiny House on Wheels For Sale in Asheville, NC

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Images © Cherie Southwick

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This is Dan & Brittany’s off-grid tiny house on wheels. They call it the Lucky House.

Instead of renting an apartment, they decided to build their own tiny house instead!

The design is by Laird Herbert of Leaf House which is where the couple bought the plans to build the tiny home. It’s built to be off-grid, ready for cold climate, and is already set up with solar power and deep cycle batteries.

When you go inside, you’ll find a living area, kitchen, bathroom, sleeping loft, and more. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Dan & Brittany’s Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels

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Images © Daniel Gibeau via TetonGravity.com

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This is a tiny house with a built-in aquaponics system in the kitchen. It’s pretty interesting and something I’ve never really seen before in a tiny house on wheels.

It’s called the Tiny Giant House and several years ago in 2015, it was listed for sale for $60,000 USD. The home was built on a 24-foot trailer, weighs about 13,800 lbs, and has so many unique features like a built-in chicken coop, a rainwater collection system, solar array, an AQUAPONICS system, 45-gallons of water storage, and more…

It also features a 9.2 cubic foot refrigerator, a full-size combo washer/dryer, a SunMar composting toilet, an LG mini-split air conditioner, and more. This tiny house is almost completely self-sufficient, isn’t it? Amazing…

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24-foot Tiny House That’s Almost COMPLETELY Self-Sufficient… Rainwater collection, solar power, aquaponics farm system, and more…

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