How To Build A Tiny House From Salvaged Materials

I have long had a dream of living in a tiny house.

I love the simplicity of the design of tiny homes.

And let’s face it. A lot of us live in houses that are probably too big for our needs. As George Carlin puts it, “houses are just places to keep all of our crap.”

We are then forced to commit a large portion of our resources and paycheck to pay for the dwelling.

Downsizing to a tiny house may be a way of living more sustainably, off grid and maybe even for free!

Imagine being able to build your own tiny house from salvaged building materials.

It is entirely possible to do this. Just think about all of the stuff that people throw away!

Building even a tiny house from new materials is going to be somewhat expensive relative to people’s income, and may not be the most sustainable way to do it.

Very cool Tiny House infographic.

Here in Nova Scotia, Dartmouth specifically, there is a large demolition company that salvages reusable material that could easily be used in building a tiny house.

I suspect that your area probably has something similar.

Now let me be clear about something.

I have absolutely no skills when it comes to building anything. None, zip, nada. So I would have to get help to build anything.

Building a tiny house from salvaged materials can be done. Others have done it and the houses look amazing.

Could you live in a tiny house?

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5 thoughts on “How To Build A Tiny House From Salvalged Materials

  1. Sounds cool. For me, it depends on how tiny the tiny house is. We downsized from a 4 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom apartment, but I’m not sure I want to go much smaller than that.

    It would be cool to build it from salvaged materials as a way to save money and be environmentally responsible.

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