Macy's MiniMotives tiny house sits on a 24' by 8' flatbed trailer and it has about 232 square feet of interior space including the sleeping loft.
If you exclude the sleeping area it's just a total of 196 square feet. The reason she built it on wheels was to get around codes and zoning easier.
Her goal was to build something without a mortgage using as many
reclaimed and recycled materials as possible. Since December of 2011
she has been building it on her spare time with her boyfriend and dad
in Boise, Idaho. It started on November 17, 2011 when she bought Go House
Go: How to Build a Tiny House on Wheels by Dee Williams. Two days
later she acquired the trailer for just $500 and started getting to
work right away.
So far she's spent around $11,416 on the house. Not too bad but remember that she's done all of the labor herself and she used lots of reclaimed materials.
I'm impressed with the amount of storage that she was able to
squeeze in here underneath the bed. I also like the staircase that
doubles as storage that takes you up to the bed. Really nice setup! Let
me show you the bathroom next...
I love the modern bathroom. And the toilet is actually one of those
fancy composting toilets that are actually really expensive. But I hear
they work quite well, too. Some folks hate them, others love them. A
bucket works for some, and this works for others while the rest keep
If you have any other questions for Macy I encourage you to check
out her common questions section where she answers tons of
frequently asked questions about tiny living, building her house, and
more. Learn more about Macy here.
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