How to Build a Tiny Home

| 7/3/2014 10:03:00 AM

Tags: tiny home, solar cabin, mortgage free, home building, Amanda Sorell,

After finding himself without a home, LaMar Alexander moved onto inherited land and built a 400-square-foot cabin in two weeks for $2,000. Alexander was able to keep costs low by using recycled and salvaged materials. Learn more about how he built his 14-by-14 foot structure by watching the video below, or reading A Solar Cabin in Two Weeks for $2,000.

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7/18/2014 12:27:20 PM

OH NOOOOO.. the lyrics and music are just too much for building a tiny house. Too bad. I was really, very interested in the building methods and techniques.

7/8/2014 7:54:00 AM

I will try to do it, this seems to work just fine, at least I hope so!

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