Tiny House

17 Year Old Builds Tiny House For Only £6,000!

Amazingly, Tom was only 17 years old when he bought a trailer and began construction of his very own tiny house on wheels. He had just began a building apprenticeship and set about taking the skills he was learning on the job and applying them to the construction of his own home. The entire home was constructed on a tight budget, using mostly reclaimed materials to save on costs. Thanks to his DIY attitude and resourceful nature, Tom was able to complete his home for an incredible £6,000 (under US$8k).

The tiny house movement in England is really just in its infancy, yet already you can tell that it’s a trend waiting to explode, as souring house prices are forcing many to explore alternative living solutions. It was really exciting for me to visit Tom’s home, as in many ways it reminds me of some of the early DIY build projects which we toured in Australia and New Zealand.

This home is brilliant, simple in its construction, using many reclaimed and recycled materials, yet a completely charming, practical and fully featured film giving Tom everything that he needs. The fact that he was able to construct this home for only £6,000 is absolutely remarkable. Now at only 20 years old, his home is complete and Tom owns his first home completely debt free. An astounding accomplishment!

I hope you enjoy the full video tour of this very beautiful home. Be sure to watch the full video tour (above). To find out more about Tom and his tiny house journey, you can follow him on Instagram and on YouTube.