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Tiny House homeowner Steve built his 8×17 tiny house in his backyard, moved-in, and then rented his front house. The renters essentially pay the mortgage on the property. So now Steve is living a mortgage-free life.
There are lots of innovate ideas in this design. For example, his bed functions as a sofa during the day by rolling away below a raised landing. At night it’s super easy to roll-out the bed. On the raised landing is the kitchen and bathroom. The house cost him about $50,000 to build.
Dan Louche at Tiny Home Builders explains the basics of drills and drivers in the video below. Dan has made a complete series of videos on how to build tiny houses. If you’d like to learn more about building your own tiny house, a nice alternative (or addition) to taking a tiny house workshop are watching Dan’s tiny home building videos. Also be sure to check out Dan’s how-to book and plans.
If you’ve ever imagined building a tiny house on wheels for yourself you might be in for quite a journey. It’s not as easy as it looks! Building a house, even a tiny one, takes time, dedication and commitment.
“The siding is going up and I am starting to see what it’s going to look like. I hope to have all of the exterior siding done as well as the roof by the end of the week, but I’m thinking that might be just a bit much, especially since we have rain predicted. I have a tendency to set lofty goals which often leads to disappointment, but when I aim low it’s easy not to overshoot.”
Dan Louche at Tiny Home Builders has been busy building another tiny house and recording the process in an instructional video series. The videos are now available through his website and show how to build a tiny house step-by-step.