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Build Your Own Tiny House DIY

Updated on March 14, 2015

Building Guide

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Building With Creativity and Recycled Materials.

To have our own place without either a long-term loan to pay back or rent to pay every month has crossed the minds of many. Now that we are living in the aftermath of the real estate bubble having burst, we are not so quick to obtain a loan.

It is understandable that many people may be hesitant to take out long-term loans and the contractual agreements may contain complicated details.

Living Within Our Means

Over the past few years we have seen how easy it can be for life to take a turn for the worse leading to financial difficulties.

  • Employers downsize during times of recessions.
  • Income may need to be put toward unplanned medical expenses.
  • Increases in costs of food and utilities may put a dent in our budgets.
  • A job change from one with good medical insurance to one without anyl coverage.

Financial independence isn't the only reason people choose to create their own homes.

  • Teenagers may want a sturdy hideout in the backyard with more complete accommodations.
  • Built on a trailer it provides for easy relocation.
  • Able to move it to college as a dorm room.
  • As a cabin or retreat.
  • Can be sold for a profit.
  • Save money over the long run.

Tiny housing has become a modern popular trend. There is a saying that necessity is the mother of invention which certainly holds true for diy tiny houses and homes built from recycled materials.

These homes can be built at your own pace while keeping purchases within the budget. Using your own ideas, creativity and style offers a sense of security and peace. The design is sketched on paper with as many details as desired and gradually constructed.

Some builders work on a little at a time as they are able to obtain the materials. Others restore and re-purpose materials and furniture that had been discarded, or bought at second hand stores.

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Designing a Tiny House

Building a tiny house as a home to live in is not a desirable lifestyle for everyone. Having shelves, compartments and containers so most everything has a place, is important to incorporate into the building plan. The space might be too cramped for some people. Not everyone does well making a habit of cleaning up and putting things away when finished with them.

Building Workshop

Building your own tiny house depends on personal imagination, preferences, finances and schedule. You don't have to be an architect, interior designer, electrician nor a plumber. Many people have an interest in tiny houses, but are uncertain about actually building one.

Four solar panels produce enough electricity to get through most days, and plumbing can be Installed. Tiny houses can easily relocate and are one solution for people with a strong desire to remain independent of landlords, mortgage loans, electricity costs and to have super low expenses.




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  • Lizolivia profile image

    Lizolivia 5 years ago from Central USA

    Thank you for commenting. Because of its tiny size, it doesn't meet the minimum size standards required for houses on a foundation, however these sites offer more specifications and internal illustrations. tumbleweedhouses dot com and tinyhouseblog dot com.

    Some have the bedroom built as a loft to allow more floorspace on the main level.

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    Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

    I think it would be really interesting to live in a tiny house, although I probably would get claustrophobic since I am a homebody. I wonder whether you would need a building permit to make one, but I can see that if you add wheels, it probably would be more like a vehicle than a building.

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    I'm all for this concept! People spend way too much money on their McMansions. Too much house to maintain and pay for. I enjoyed this Hub.

    Voted UP, and will share.

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    Efficient Admin 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

    I would love to have one of these homes and it always makes sense to live below one's means. I never could understand the appeal of living in a big 20 room mansion. Too much housecleaning and high utility bills!

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I just wrote a hub about these last week; they are gaining in popularity and I love the idea. Well done!

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    collegedad 5 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

    One of my dreams is to build a tiny house and move it around the Upper Peninsula. I think it would be a lot of fun and the savings compared to big home living would be immense!