Mark singlehandedly constructed this DIY tiny home on a good price range, and used principally reclaimed and secondhand supplies to furnish the inside.
Your complete dwelling value $30Ok CAD (~$24Ok USD) to construct, and that features the price of a brand new customized trailer, new lumber, and the lease he paid for the constructing area.
He and his girlfriend lived within the tiny dwelling for a 12 months and a half in Stouffville, Ontario (close to Toronto) at an RV park the place they legally parked their tiny home 12 months spherical and spent roughly $300/month on lease and $100/month on utilities.
The tiny home on wheels is designed to be on the grid, and is powered with 110 Volts. They do plan to maneuver the tiny home to a bit of land in BC within the close to future, and they’re going to join the home to photo voltaic panels at the moment.
For water, they will use an insulated hose within the winter the place it is at present parked, however on the RV park they needed to retailer water indoors in a rainwater barrel and water tank.
For warmth they use a Cubic Mini wooden range (https://cubicminiwoodstoves.com/) they usually even have an electrical infrared heater with a thermostat that comes on within the night time, or after they’re away in order that the temperature inside does not drop beneath freezing.
They did have some points with humidity within the kitchen (below the fridge) as a result of they constructed the tiny home straight on the metallic body, which creates areas the place there is a large temperature distinction. To fight moisture they’ve a fan that runs within the kitchen to flow into the recent air and dehumidify the area.
Mark and his girlfriend additionally added stairs with a railing to entry their sleeping loft which makes it rather a lot safer to stand up and down, and likewise creates extra space for storing below the steps.
We had been actually impressed with how a lot stuff Mark was in a position to get for affordable by purchasing for used stuff on Kijiji. The fridge, range, sink, kitchen cupboards, cork flooring, and extra had been all purchased used on-line.
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