How much space do you need to live? It’s not as easy of a question as it may seem, and the answer can vary from person to person. Some of us feel more than comfortable in just under 500 sq feet, while others may need more, or feel great in even less.
Tiny homes tend to be on the smaller scale, while “small homes” can be up to 1,000 or even 1,200 sq feet, which can be a better fit if you have a family or plan on having one.
However, if you’re single, or a couple without children, then some of you may even find that you can feel perfectly at peace with as little as 100 sq feet of living space.
That is all that one man needed and he managed to build his own tiny home out of almost 100% reclaimed materials for right around $1,500. Rob Greenfield lives in Orlando, FL, and is an activist for sustainable living.
He reused materials to construct his tiny home, has turned his front yard into a garden, and even grows his own toilet paper to go with his closed loop composting toilet.
It may not be for everyone, but it is certainly a good starting point for those looking for a way to go off grid in a tiny home for as little investment as possible.
You can learn more on his Youtube channel and see his tiny home here: