This man with a family of 4 (and 5th on the way) started his tiny house project in August of 2012 and finished it August 2013 while working part-time. He did all of the work himself and found much of the materials he used for the build on Craigslist.
By using salvaged materials, including a free travel trailer that he stripped down completely, he was able to finish the entire tiny home for less than $5,000. But it did take a lot of work in terms of labor.
Recently the family has given away their tiny house to a minister in New York and they are now preparing to buy a large 5th wheel travel trailer so they can travel the country together as a family. Please enjoy the videos below to learn more.
Man Builds Tiny House for Family for less than $5k
Hi Alex (andTiny House Talk readers), I know you’re not really about trailers, but I thought you might like to see the “tiny house” I built a couple years ago.
The original framing was rotten, so I took it all the way down to the floorboards and built it up new, into a comfortable little traveling home. I take it on month-long trips, and may soon be moving into it for a longer period when my “big house” is sold. There is quite a community of vintage trailer folks, and next week I’m off to the big Pismo Beach Vintage Trailer Rally, where 300 of us will open up our trailers to visitors and fellow enthusiasts for the weekend.
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