The Moveable Tiny House that Chris and Malissa Built

Saturday, 15th March 2014

Chris and Malissa Tack worked out they had spent $58,000 on rent in the last four years. They decided to change all that by building their very own tiny home. They designed the 140-square-foot home on computer first and set about building it though they had never undertaken a build project on this scale before.

They integrated sheep wool insulation, solar photovoltaic panels for their electricity, a tiny home office, kitchen, living area and bedroom. Even the cat has his own bathroom!

Chris had to make seven trips to Goodwill to get rid of his stuff, before moving into the 140-square-foot home. Constructed on a trailer bed and parked in Snohomish, Washington, the house is more than enough space for them, the couple says. And one advantage of a home on wheels, the 29-year-olds say, is that you can always move.

Further Resources

Compact Living: How to Design Small Interior Space for a reduced price of £7.45 from our Green Shopping site (also available as a pdf)

Zoning multi-use spaces for compact homes

Get the most out of your space

Build your own home for less than $3,500 (£2,300)

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