He’s been sleeping in his tiny house for a couple of months now and he’s currently chosen not to return to big (his parents’ home is 1800 square feet). “Living small means less expenses, living huge methods more costs,” he described from the small stoop of his brand-new house. “I do not wish to pay big costs”..
Hay’s 130-square-foot home might make him the youngest member of the growing Small House Motion.
Hay expects to spend about $12,000 developing his home (the used trailer expense him $2000) and he’s paying for it working 2 summertime jobs (at a camp and at a park sandwich shop). He’s cut his expenses in half (the house’s estimated DIY cost is $23,000) because Hay has scavenged everything from doors, windows and floor covering to the kitchen sink (the hardwood floors were $25 at a salvage backyard therefore was the stainless steel sink).
A follow-up video with Austin Hay with his completed house: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/teen-tiny-house-builder-austin-hay-finishes-dorm-on-wheels/.
For more information & links, initial story here: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/16-yr-old-builds-tiny-home-to-guarantee-mortgage-free-future/.