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Teenager gives tour of ‘enchanting’ tiny home he built himself for $7,000
Now, he's getting to enjoy a debt-free start to his adult life.
Jenny Brown
03.08.23

Tiny homes have become very popular all around the world. These homes are perfect for minimalists who want to live on a budget.

Plus, you can get very creative with them and make a tiny home reflect your personality.

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I mean, who would have thought that you could do so much with such a tiny space?

People build their charming homes using shipping containers, house trailers, or just good old lumber and nails.

A young man named Tom learned all kinds of things through building his very own tiny home and now he’s able to give us the grand tour!

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Tom was 17 years old when he started building his tiny home in Bristol England.

He was thinking more long-term than your average teen and saw how high the prices are to own a home.

Even just paying rent every month is a struggle, and Tom didn’t want to deal with that headache.

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So he began building a tiny home on a beautiful stretch of property that happened to be his grandparents.

Tom built his house on a trailer hitch so he’d have a solid and also moveable structure in case he needed to go elsewhere.

It also helped that young Tom was an aspiring carpenter at the time.

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He had little knowledge of how to do a project like this but learned a lot more along the way. Like most people who pick up any restoration van or tiny home project, they learn so much throughout the build.

Even if you think you’re a pretty skilled craftsman, there are always surprises that seem to pop up. But that’s the fun part, right?

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Tom is now a licensed carpenter and gained a lot of his experience building a tiny home.

He repurposed most of the materials used for his awesome little cottage, which adds to its sentiment. When you build something like this from scratch you can’t help but feel attached to its story.

Tom made sure to keep a budget when creating his dream tiny home, and for only £6,000 (around 7,000 in U.S. dollars), Tom now has a special place to call home.

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As beautiful as the outside of this tiny home is, just wait until you take a look inside!

Tom’s tiny home has everything you’d want and more. The entertainment space is perfect for cozying up on the couch and watching a movie.

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For those chillier nights, he’s even got a nice wood fireplace to keep it warm.

But wait until you see the kitchen! It has a gorgeous repurposed wood countertop with a huge window to view the garden or even crack open on a summer day.

His bedroom gives the home a cute treehouse feel with just the pull of a string a ladder comes down so he can climb right into bed. The little room area even has a tiny window to make it feel more spacious.

There’s no denying Tom did an amazing job with the amount of space he has in his tiny home.

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This tiny home is so lovely, and it’s so fun to watch this tour. Tom did a great job with this home.

Check out the full tour in the video below!

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By Jenny Brown
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Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at [email protected]
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