We live in a world that is increasingly defined by personal wealth and possessions. Houses in the US have grown to McMansion proportions and yet this stuff doesn’t equate to happiness. Often the burden of excess stuff can lead to more stress and downsizing can be the answer. In addition, as our inventory of stuff grows so does our impact on the Earth. Minimalism is one way to lower the amount of clutter in your life and lower your footprint and tiny houses are minimalism applied to living spaces. When on wheels these tiny places can take us places we couldn’t go if we were tied down. Whether being on wheels is a defense against earthquakes and fire or just a way to hop to the next dream location, tiny houses on wheels are pretty cool.
Many people could just buy a tiny house, people buy normal houses so why not? The thing is, most people can’t afford to outright buy a tiny house. We weren’t even sure if we wanted to build one so a $6,000 trailer didn’t seem like a wise purchase. Instead, we went with the DIY route of reclaiming a RV trailer and saved a lot of money but DIY can be difficult. It took a lot of extra work and consideration to pull off the DIY trailer reclaim. Beyond the trailer DIY is a no-brainer to save money if you have the time and want to learn. In addition, we pay so much money and go into debt to learn skill in college but you can learn a ton for free by doing it yourself and watching video on YouTube. Finally, when you do-it-yourself, you have a massive sense of gratification when you complete the task!
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DIY Steel Framing
DIY Barn Door
Reclaiming a Trailer
Lower Your Amazon Footprint
Here are just a few of the many projects we have done while constructing our tiny house. The full list of projects on the site can be viewed on the main bar above and those that aren’t in written format can be seen in our videos which can also be accessed on the main bar.