The concept of tiny houses is not new. For years, people have been living in homes that are smaller than what most people would consider “normal”. But the idea of building your own tiny house seems like a whole different animal.
After all, how do you build a home for free? Well, it’s possible, but it does take some time and effort.
If you want to build your own tiny house, but you don’t want to spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars on construction materials and supplies, then read on!
Free Plans: The first thing that you need in order to build your own tiny house is plans. Tiny houses are not as common as regular-sized homes, so you won’t be able to go online and just find the perfect plans for your tiny home.
You will have to make them yourself or find someone who has already made them and share them with others. Don’t pay hundreds of dollars for plans when you can find free plans online!
You will want high-quality plans that include details about all of the important aspects of your home, such as electrical wiring, plumbing, insulation, roofing materials, etc. Look for plans that are easy to understand and use.
Building your own tiny house is not something that you can do in one day or even one week, so it’s important to find the right plans for your home! It will save you time and money in the long run.
Free Materials: Once you have found the right plans for your tiny house, it’s time to start gathering materials. You will need all kinds of supplies in order to build your own tiny house and they won’t be cheap!
Materials like wood, drywall, insulation, etc., can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars if you buy them new. But there are plenty of ways to save money on your materials!
Some of the best places to find free materials are:
- Free sites like Craigslist, Freecycle, and Facebook Marketplace
- Your local dump (check for fees first!)
- Local churches and non-profit organizations
- Abandoned buildings (ask for permission first!)
You can also buy materials from other people who are trying to get rid of them. Just be sure that you don’t buy anything that is broken or unusable. Sometimes people will sell things that they think are “broken” when they really aren’t.
If you can fix something yourself, then it might be worth the risk! You will want to look for items that have a lot of resale value, such as wood and drywall. You might not get rich off of selling your extra materials, but it can be a good way to save some money while building your tiny house!