Over the years we’ve all been watching as Austin Hay began building his own mortgage-free tiny house.
He started when he was a freshman in high school when he was just 15 years old. Austin had only taken one woodworking class before.
Besides that, he had watched his dad build a home so he really didn’t have that much experience with carpentry. Now in his senior year in high school, he’s finishing up his 130-square-foot dream home on wheels.
Kirsten Dirksen of Faircompanies.com has put together yet another video for all of us to enjoy. You’ll get to listen to Austin as he explains all of the features of his tiny home and I’m glad to announce that the house is nearly 100% complete.
“It feels great every day that I accomplish something. Even just a simple ladder,” says Austin.
Using a portable indoor heater, his little house heats up in about an hour during the winter. He plans on using two propane tanks: one for his water heater and the other for the heater.
Throughout the entire project, he’s been collecting the trash generated from it and it’s added up to just three and a half garbage cans of disposal. Not bad when you consider the national average of 8,000 pounds of garbage generated from the construction of a 2,000 square foot home.
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