Take A Closer Look At The Tiny Home This Man Built For Less Than $500

February 9, 2016

Small living enthusiasts regularly impress us with their have-a-go attitude and ability to salvage scrap and unwanted materials into a viable home.

Pacific Northwest resident Scott Brooks offers a great example of what can be achieved with a shoestring budget under the right circumstances.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

Using salvaged materials and gifted items to keep costs down, Scott built his tiny home for "well under" $500.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

The transforming tiny home measures just 83 sq ft, and isn't designed to be easily movable. It sits atop concrete blocks in a 20-acre plot of rural land in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

Let's take a look inside.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

A wood burning stove is his source of heat.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

It has two large skylights.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

Plenty of room for his laptop and electronics - not to mention a nice view. The electricity is provided by a standard hookup.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

The bed folds into the wall over the couch to save space.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

The couch seats four comfortably for lounging... and drinking PBRs.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

It's a small kitchen but it gets the job done. There's no fridge, so he uses a cooler.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

Living in such a small space encourages a certain kind of lifestyle, and Brooks reports that he spends most of his time outside, often choosing to take his meals on camping furniture outdoors.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

The land is owned by Brooks' friend, who designed the basic shell of the tiny house to use materials he already had lying around, and Brooks and a few more friends then built it.

Handily, the same friend also constructed an outhouse and outdoor shower to serve his own home nearby, and these were made available for Brooks to use, thus freeing up valuable floor space inside the home.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

Living in a home this small and for under $500 means you have to make some sacrifices.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

But if you can do it, it also has it's perks.

man builds tiny house for 500 dollars
Photo: Scott Brooks

Credit: Gizmag

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