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Jonathan has been busy building this tiny house but now needs to sell it. The house is located in Gainesville, Florida and he’s asking $5,000 for it in it’s current semi-complete state. Here’s what Jonathan told me about the house.

It measures 92″ wide by 16′ long. The main floor is 16′ long but with the loft over the door and the bathroom sink area the total length is about 22′. The exterior is mostly complete with just a couple peices of trim needed. The interior is not complete, but the ceiling and floor are insulated.

The walls are framed with 2×3′s and the exterior siding is 1/2″ plywood with 1×2″ and 1×4″ trim. The roof is sheathed with 7/16″ OSB with a layer of 15 lb. felt and forrest green 26 gauge tin. The windows are all double glazed vinyl except for the bathroom window. The front door is fiberglass encased wood.

Jonathan is also throwing in some additional building materials he bought to complete the house:

  • Insulation (should be enough to finish insulating the walls)
  • Electric wire (should be enough to run to all the 110v outlets and lights)
  • T&G pine for the walls (should be enough to finish the interior walls)
  • 60 Sq Ft maple solid wood flooring

If you’re interested in buying the house contact Jonathan directly at…

UPDATE! – Jonathan’s tiny house sold in one day! Congrats Jonathan!

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Back in September I reported on a pallet house being built by a fellow in Lakeland, Florida named Patrick. He’s using discarded shipping pallets for the walls and has framed the roof with conventional lumber. This was a very wise choice and should make the roof much safer.

At every opportunity he’s scrounging low cost and free building materials. For example he found a perfectly good air conditioner left on the curb as trash, scored some free vinyl siding from a friend, bought 13 sheets of tin roofing off craigslist for just $25 a sheet, and a found a bathtub for $20.

At the speed he’s working it looks like he might be done by the end of the year. Great work Patrick!

 

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Heather has been busy collecting building materials for her tiny house on wheels. Like my Tiny Free House project, her house should cost her nothing but sweat equity by the time she’s done. She’s accomplishing this goal by scrounging free building materials and selling all the extra free stuff she can find. So far Heather has been very successful in generating the ‘free cash’ she needs.

The house will be used primarily as a place to live when her family of five is eventually forced to evacuate when the inevitable hurricane threatens their home in Florida. So I guess you might also be able to call this little house a free-bug-out-house.

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I want to thank everyone for helping Dan come up with a plan B for his tiny house problem. He had an angry HOA (homeowners’ association) breathing down his neck and if he couldn’t get the house road ready in time he’d need a place to park it nearby. Many people offered to space but luckily Dan and his family were able to finish up the roof and siding enough for it’s move to Florida. Read the full story on Dan’s blog and see the short video of the house on the road.

 

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