A DIY HOMESTEAD PROJECTS GUIDE
the benefits of going tiny
- When built on a trailer, there is no need for pesky permits.
- Tiny homes on trailers can be moved anywhere you decide.
- Can be built debt-free and for a fraction of the price of a standard size home.
- Can be built entirely yourself and be a great DIY learning experience.
- Promotes a more minimal simple life from all that stuff and clutter.
Why Tiny Homes Are So freaking Cool
Have you ever had the feeling when you knew that was something was exactly as it should be? You’ve been pondering solutions to a problem that you’ve been facing and out of the blue, the answer hits you square in the face.
This was my experience when I first watched the documentary Tiny in 2014. At that time I had just finished an adventure that led me through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia on my bicycle.
I longed for a place that I could call my own. A place where I could plant my roots and be a part of a community instead of living somewhere for a few months and then moving on.
When I watched that documentary, my yearning transformed from a feeling, to taking form as a tiny home on wheels. This is a small home that is built on a flatbed trailer that resembles a R.V. but looks more like a regular home. Finding this answer to my desires was truly a pivotal moment, and would change much of what was to come in my life.
Not only could I build myself a home with my own bare hands, but I could do it debt-free.
I didn’t want the financial burden of a huge mortgage that I had to pay off. I didn’t want to be shackled to a job I didn’t love so I could make the monthly payments.
At that point in my life, a tiny home on wheels made perfect sense to me and it might for you.
I wrote the Tiny House Blueprint and put together this guide so that you can make an educated decision on whether or not this housing modality is right for you.
If you do decide that it is right for you, I’ve detailed all of the construction steps, provided my materials and price list and included over 300 photos.
I’ve gone over all of the things that I’m glad I’ve done with our tiny house and the things I wish I did. You’re getting a much more in-depth story of how our little 200 sq ft home came to fruition that you can’t see on YouTube.
If you’ve had any interest in tiny homes, whether you want to build one yourself, have a company build for you or you’re just curious, then the Tiny House Blueprint is going to be a tremendous asset for you.
What you get
A 133 page PDF book that details the entire construction experience from beginning to end.
A detailed material and price list that includes everything I used to build our 24’x8′ tiny house on wheels.
Over 325 high-quality photos showcasing each of the building steps of our tiny house build.
A dashboard portal that has all of the 70+ construction videos that I posted on YouTube so you can easily reference any construction step.
I also included extra videos that helped me along with my construction build from other YouTube channels in the same dashboard portal.
Lifetime support and any questions answered in our dashboard portal
DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME, OR PAY LATER!
The DIY video course includes everything you need to complete this project from start to finish.
LIFE TIME SUPPORT
We are creating a community of DIY’ers who are on a mission to live the rugged individual life. Once having purchased this course you will have lifetime access to ask questions in the dashboard portal as you complete your project. If you ever run into any snags or have issues getting a project done, we are here to help you figure it out!
About the Author
Derek is an avid DIYer from a young age. He is known for his popular YouTube channel DIY Homestead Projects and building the most bad ass off-grid tiny house with a lithium battery solar system and rainwater harvesting system in the Sonoran Desert.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Nearly everything for the tiny house was purchased from Home Depot, Lowes or a local construction supply store.
Think of it like an exclusive members area where you can always go to if you want to access any of my construction videos and any of the PDFs or photos.
You’ll be able to watch all of my YouTube videos for the tiny house build. They are organized by which stage of construction I was on.
The construction photos for each stage are on that same page. You can also ask questions directly on those pages as well and I’ll answer them.
It depends on so many different factors.
They can be built for as little as $15-20k all the way up to $80k. It depends on the size and what goes inside.
I’d say it can take as little as 3 months for an experienced builder.
Typically for most people, tiny homes take between 1-2 years to build if they can’t work on it full-time.