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Family Turns 16×52 Shed into Mortgage-free Tiny Home


This is the story of a family who turned a 16×52 shed into their very own affordable and mortgage-free tiny home on a foundation.

We bought this 16×52 premier portable buildings about one year ago and have been finishing it out since. We chose to increase the standard height as well as extend the loft across the whole building.

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Family Turns Shed into DIY Mortgage-free Tiny House

Family Turns Shed into DIY Mortgage-free Tiny House

Photos via The Happy Hermit/YouTube

Family Turns Shed into DIY Mortgage-free Tiny House Family Turns Shed into DIY Mortgage-free Tiny House Family Turns Shed into DIY Mortgage-free Tiny House Family Turns Shed into DIY Mortgage-free Tiny House

Photos via The Happy Hermit/YouTube

VIDEO: Shed to Off-Grid Mortgage-Free Tiny House Tour

VIDEO: New Kitchen and Other Updates

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  • Avatar Kurt

    Interesting; I really like the wood plank walls, ceiling, and floors.

  • Avatar L. Jory

    At 832 sq. ft. , hardly a tiny house; small maybe but tiny, no!

    • Avatar Eric

      But…………. @ 2 floors they have 1660 odd square feet. I’d put that OUT of the small home category. Blimey, when I was a kid (don’t ask how long ago) we lived in a 1130 sq ft house, albeit with 1 bedroom underneath, access via trapdoor and very steep stairs, which was about 144 sq ft extra. But original house was about the norm for a standard house size. So even less space than this house. Oh, and we had 5 people living there at the time, and one sibling who came back home for a few months so 6 people.

      • Avatar Stuart

        The second floor does not technically count because you cannot stand up there. It’s kind of like finished attic/crawl space that can be used for sleeping but in this case is most likely just used for storage like many attics. So I think it’s still safe to say it’s ~832 sq. ft. and still a small house…

        Not to mention how low the ceilings are on the first level compared to most traditional homes. This is a barn/shed conversion! I think it definitely belongs here. And if it was custom build, you could build up a bit higher to add that feeling of spaciousness then it would really feel huge inside.

        This place wouldn’t feel very big when you’re in it. Just take a second look at the ceilings in comparison to the windows. This is a very small house.

  • Avatar Angela

    Yes! Even though this guy lives in Canada, and has a family, therefore much that I wouldn’t need, at least it is a tiny home that he lives in, not a Homes& Garden interior, but comfortable, actually, quite a bit bigger that I would need, but such a nice break from Tiny House paradise vacation homes. I like what he has done, and his plans for the future. Thanks for posting something that seems attainable to those of us wishing to do this one day.

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