The idea of creating small houses suitable for full-fledged housing is not new. As a rule, quite a lot of money is spent on such projects, but not always. As it turned out, there are people who are so enthusiastic that they manage to build a house for themselves by spending from 500 to 1500 dollars on it. If you don't believe me, then look at the following review and see with your own eyes that such a miracle is quite possible.
Many modern people, regardless of age, really like the idea of owning a tiny house. For some, this is an excellent option for a comfortable travel on wheels almost at home, for others it is an ideal place to create a secluded workplace, but for most it is a country cottage that allows the whole family to spend a weekend in the bosom of nature. But there are extraordinary people who prefer complete minimalism not so much because they have a small budget, but because it is their philosophy in life - to be content with little without harming the environment. It is precisely about such projects that Novate. Ru specialists have collected information and are ready to share with you.
1. "Tiny transforming house" for $ 500 (Washington State, USA)
Scott Brooks is one of those passionate people who would rather own a compact dwelling in the middle of a thicket than a mansion in stuffy and overcrowded Washington DC. Therefore, the young man had the idea of building tiny apartments on the suburban area of his best friend.
Scott Brooks is a very extraordinary young man who has traveled to the most secluded corners of the planet for several years, studying the life and life of secluded tribes and settlements. Therefore, returning to America, he found himself in natural farming and decided to build his own tiny house, not far from his place of work.
For the construction of his monastery with an area of 7, 7 square meters, he used exclusively recycled materials and recyclable materials found in landfills. The whole process of creating and arranging his own mini-apartments took him only $ 500, and this is taking into account the construction of a shower and toilet in the adjacent territory. Despite the small internal area, Scott managed to arrange a sleeping place by installing a bed on the second tier, and under it to arrange a cozy living room. Nearby there was a place for a work table.
Also equipped a full kitchen and a tiny entrance hall. In the cold season, the house is heated with a wood-burning stove, so the owner of such an unusual apartment does not feel any discomfort at any time of the year.
2. A tiny house at the edge of the forest The Sunset House (Virginia, USA)
This extraordinarily light tiny home was built in-house by photographer Nick Olson and designer Laila Horwitz in the West Virginia mountains. The idea of creating such a non-trivial house arose on the first day of their acquaintance, when a young couple was walking through a picturesque forest and dreamed of a cozy house where the facade would consist of only windows, and they could enjoy the sunset every day without leaving their cozy nest.
Taking into account their creative nature, the dream was very quickly embodied in the creation of a project, and then in the appearance of a real house. By that time, it had already taken a married couple only 6 weeks and $ 500 to completely create and equip their family nest. For the construction of the glass wall, they used old window frames and balcony doors that were simply thrown into landfills. Wood for the frame of the house and interior decoration was given to the spouses by local farmers when they were dismantling old sheds and barns, and this was not the first place for their use, so the house turned out from twice recycled materials.
But this did not bother young people at all, but on the contrary only added excitement, because it took a lot of ingenuity and work to bring such wood into its proper form. Considering that they are very creative people, using only things and objects thrown away as unnecessary, they managed to create a stylish interior.
And the fact that the window frames let in a huge amount of sunlight has become the most interesting decoration, because the play of light and shadow during the day creates a truly unique design without additional tweaks.
Since there is no electricity in the house, the newlyweds use a wood-burning stove and bottled gas, and both spring water and rainwater are ideal for taking a shower. If at first Nick and Lila spent only weekends here, now they have moved here to live, leaving their work in the city.
Now the spouses create in the bosom of nature, and as they say, there are much more inspiring ideas here than in the crowded office where they used to create.
3. Two-story mini-house made of construction waste and rubbish (Hereford, UK)
This amazing house began to be built by young Britons Christian Montes and Kira Powell, due to the fact that they completely lost the hope of having their own home, given the exorbitant real estate prices. But over time, they got so carried away by this extraordinary occupation that now they do not even think about a huge city and large apartments.
Considering that the young man is an architect by education, and Kira graduated from design school, they easily managed to create a project of a tiny house with an area of 12.5 sq. meters with a ceiling height of 3, 65 m. Every millimeter of usable area was calculated with professional precision and rationality. Thanks to the sufficient height, it turned out to organize a kind of second floor, which significantly increased the living space.
To make the construction process as cheap as possible, we used waste of building materials, as well as recyclable materials or discarded items that no one needs anymore. Applying their skills and resorting to the help of friends and relatives, the newlyweds managed to build a very cozy two-story house on a car trailer, which was installed on the personal plot of Kira's parents.
All in all, 1,500 dollars were spent on the construction and arrangement of the interior, which is 10 times cheaper than a stationary house of the same area. More details about the construction of this unique house can be found on the pages of Novate. Ru.
4. House-booth "Teeny Greeny" conservationist in Orlando (Florida, USA)
Teeny Greeny's unique eco-project is Rob Greenfield's extraordinary urban adventure. This is an unprecedented example for those who wish to simplify their lives and learn not to cause irreparable harm to the earth, leaving only a positive impact on the environment.
This, of course, is a completely eccentric and extreme example, but its participant sincerely hopes to inspire people to make at least small changes in their lives that will contribute to the preservation of nature for many years.
This is the second time Rob Greenfield demonstrates such an unconventional example of minimizing living space and surrounding objects. The first project of the house was only 4, 65 sq. meters of living space, which he managed to create on a trailer from a car.
This time, an active conservationist built a stationary house with an area of 9 sq. meters, which looks more like a tiny change house or booth, as he himself calls it.
“I built this tiny home with friends for less than $ 1,500, using almost 100% recyclable and recycled materials, with minimal waste disposed of after construction! The erected house allows me to live as simply as possible, freeing up time to serve others and my land,”- says Rob about his extraordinary creation.
Considering such a small internal area, only a bed, several shelves for books and things, a table, a pantry in which food and vegetables are stored, which he himself grows or collects, fit in the house. It is noteworthy, but this amazing person, not having his own land, manages to grow vegetables in the gardens of neighbors who do not want to take care of their land, and he collects fruits and nuts on the streets of the city, and he extracts salt on the coast!
The environmentalist made the kitchen under a canopy on the street, where he equipped a place for cooking. The shower room and toilet are also located on a small piece of land, where a person lives who needs a minimum amount of the benefits of civilization, objects and all kinds of things that are simply littered with the huge houses of many of us. This extraordinary person has been promoting such minimalism for many years, showing by his example that for complete freedom and happiness a person needs large apartments the least.
5. A tiny house that was built by a teenager from Dabuk (Iowa, USA)
This tiny house with an area of 8.6 sq. meter was designed and created by a 13-year-old teenager in the backyard of his parents' infield. Instead of spending all day at the computer, Luke Till earned money to make his dream come true - to build his own completely secluded home. At the same time, he collected waste of building materials discarded as unnecessary or old used boards and panels.
Some of the missing items and materials for construction were “donated” to him by his relatives and friends, and he had to buy something. But, one way or another, with the help of his parents, he managed to build and decorate the interior of his personal space, spending only $ 1,500 on it.
Now Luke teaches lessons there or just relaxes, and sometimes even spends the night, because in a tiny house he managed to create a sleeping place on the attic level, as well as equip a living room with a TV and even a dining room with a microwave. Naturally, there is no toilet or bathroom in the teenager's shelter, but there is a barbecue area and flower beds with fragrant flowers nearby, creating a special oasis of comfort.
As you know, for a creative and purposeful person there are no obstacles that he would not overcome. This wise truth was absolutely amazingly proved by a villager from Belarus. This person is just incredible managed to build a real three-story mansion without spending a dime on it!