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He built a Tiny House at age 24 and Updating it at 30

We all grow and change, and unsurprisingly, the first tiny house Richard ever built has needed some updates as the years rolled by. He lived in the THOW for about 18 months after building it, and then had it on Airbnb for about 4 years as he traveled cross-country in a micro tiny house!

When he came back to the house, he realized some of his 24-year-old self’s ideas weren’t that great. So now he is ripping out the old kitchen, has replaced his epoxy bathroom floor with “normal” tile, and actually bought a couch. Enjoy the old tour and Richard’s updates in the video below.

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Gooseneck Travel THOW Now on an Arizona Off-Grid Homestead


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Richard kept his bottle-cap decor


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In the new place, he has a patio!


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VIDEO: 24 Year Old Builds Tiny Home in 4 Months + 6 Year Update


  • Richard spent 4 months building this THOW when he was 24
  • Travelled in his 3rd micro build for years
  • Had this THOW on Airbnb and loved the income!
  • Finally moved back to the THOW
  • Made it off-grid
  • Added patio
  • Replacing entire kitchen
  • Replaced DIY couch with “real” couch
  • Replaced epoxy floor with tile

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Rosie
    April 9, 2022, 11:08 am

    Its wonderful to see young people built something for themselves. This young man knew what he was doing and after 6 years living tiny, he’s rebuilding. Keep up the good work!

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