Couple Builds Tiny House for Only $420!
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Couple Builds Tiny House for Only $420!


Hey there everyone. My name is Jordan from happen films, and this is a $420 tiny house let’s check it out This beautiful structure behind us is the house that we built over the course of about three months out of pretty much entirely recycled materials So the total cost of the house is about $420 if you include the petrol money that went into it Since the size is about two and a half by two and half meters at six point two five square We went by dumpsters from demolition sites we looked on the website gum tree We ended up getting pretty much everything We needed to build the whole house just for free – so we decided to try and build our home with just hand tools. Yeah we tried to. We didn’t manage to in the end there were a couple of things that were too difficult for us to do with the Tools that we had and the skills that we had So we ended up having to use a power drill and an impact driver We had to make five purchases I bought some cement for the foundations some steel bracing tape because it was a bit wonky some screws for the roof I bought a tub of wood glue for…to make some window frames […] to hold the windows open Oh we bought a sixth thing we bought some hinges so we were using salvaged paper insulation to try and Line the whole house and we ran out we were just short, and we didn’t have enough through the roof But luckily we found this stuff in a dumpster We’re out a couple of months ago going through the local supermarket dumpsters looking for food This is perfectly new tapping Brand-new condition in the cylinders packet I guess we wanted to challenge the idea that you need like a whole lot of high-tech tools and Skills and knowledge to be able to build a house I mean that house is mostly built with a hand saw and a hammer I think the main challenge we face is that neither of us never really built anything before -I built a […] once ! – Yeah, Rachel built a […], I built a set of bunk beds once we had to learn everything as we went It takes it away a from that professional “need a whole lot of tools, need a whole lot of skills and a whole of different people you need someone to lay the Foundation someone to build a frame someone to paint it The conventional building methods that we use it’s hard to imagine them being sustainable more than 50 or hundred years in the future Just the amount of resources that they require and the importation of all kinds of things We acknowledge that this kind of building can’t really Be sustained either, it’s not an indefinitely sustainable technique but using recycled materials and building much smaller spaces is something that can be sustained for a lot longer into the future we live on a community. Which means there are communal spaces for socializing? We have a communal bathroom shower. For us a house is really just a place to be able to have some quiet time in place to sleep in place to store our personal belongings in Living in more of a shared communal lifestyle means that we can get away with just a really small house because we don’t really need It for all these other things. It’s great to have built our own houses It’s like more than just having build the house the house is cool. Yeah, don’t get me wrong It’s great, but to have developed the skills and knowledge to do it again until we share that with other people I’m just yeah chuffed about the amount that I’ve learned through doing that Land ownership can be a huge barrier for people looking to live this way and some people who see this may think that it isn’t Possible for them because they can’t afford to buy their own land The Community that Liam, Rachel, me and four others live on, is owned by one family and they allow us to stay on the land rent-free in exchange for developing the property by building infrastructure planting veggie Gardens and taking care of the place. I eel that most scenarios like this will start to happen where owners of unused land Invite people to live on their property to develop a community and to do something great with the land The Challenge is connecting landowners with people looking to live this way Even if you’ve got no skills, or knowledge, you can kind of just do that yourself as much easier It’s much more affordable as well for people like us who don’t have a great deal of money. It’s much more accessible I could just kind of build a much smaller space, and then share your other spaces with other people

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