Young Couple Makes a MUST SEE DYI Tiny Home with Salvaged Materials and for Just 17K

Written by on July 10, 2017 in Economy, Loans and Frugal Living with 0 Comments

Video Source: Living Big In A Tiny House

By Bryce Langston | Living Big In A Tiny House

Built for only US$17,000 this young couple’s tiny house is certainly an incredible achievement. The home, constructed by Asheville, NC couple David and Catherine, was built mostly using reclaimed or recycled materials and is filled with clever design elements to truly make the home their own.

An ideal parking space for the tiny house on wheels has been created in the yard of a home in a quiet neighbourhood and the couple have spent time creating an outdoor area to relax and expand the living space of the house while also building gardens to grow some food.

When entering the home, it quickly feels like you’re being drawn into a kind of fairytale cottage in the woods. The eclectic mix of reclaimed materials used in the house’s construction gives it a certain whimsical feeling yet all blend together to create a welcoming home.

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Priority in the tiny house was a comfortable couch where the couple can relax at the end of a days work. The couple felt that the house couldn’t be a home unless there was a large enough area to be able to properly recline and melt into.

The lounge area boasts a 40ft television monitor which is hooked up to the couple’s computer allowing David to also get some of his work done from the couch. A wood stove keeps the couple warm in the cool North Carolina winters.

A fully functional kitchen was essential for the couple who scarcely eat out and prepare the vast majority of their meals at home. Full sized appliances are used in the kitchen which has been built in a U shape allowing the pair to comfortably work side by side preparing meals (although Catherine admits it’s mostly David who is the chef).

While a large couch was David’s priority in the home, Catherine’s great desire was a bath tub. The bathroom design was cleverly worked around the addition of the tub. A composting toilet and basin which was lovingly crafted from a bowl given as a wedding present to the couple completes the space.

Upstairs, access to the loft areas is cleverly provided by a walk-way which runs above the living room couch. This enables both loft areas to be easily entered and therefore means they are more commonly used.

The sleeping loft provides a welcoming retreat and snug place for the couple to retire at night. Simple shelves and boxes provide ample storage for all their clothes.

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Across the way, the second loft area is used as an office and reading nook, while also functioning as a guest sleeping space when needed. Here, the couple also managed to find a great place to store their collection of books.

The home was built by this inspiring and creative couple while they were still finishing their studies. After graduation, the couple decided to move to Asheville and were able to bring their home to the new city with them, a testament to the flexibility that tiny house living offers. For David and Catherine, living in a tiny house means having freedom. Freedom from debt and the ability to concentrate on the things in life that really matter, like spending quality time together and pursuing their hobbies.

I'm a film-maker with a passion for small space design, permaculture, and downsized, eco-friendly living. Join me on my travels as I meet people who are living big lives in wonderful small spaces and follow along as I build my very own Tiny House on wheels.

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