Tiny homes save money and this UK resident is setting up a great example of it. 36-year-old Chris Marsh previously lived in a house that he rented for £650 ($823) per month and there were additional costs, including £100 ($127) electricity bill and £160 ($203) council tax, which collectively burnt a big hole in his pocket. But not anymore!
Chris has recently moved into his self-built, 180-square-foot wooden tiny house on wheels that needs just £3.50 ($4.43) each week to run.
This two-story tiny house includes two bedrooms, living area, open kitchen with dining space and a shower room. Its exteriors are bathed in a warm rustic finish with minute dark grey details.
The interiors look cool and the two big square windows in the living area are a great addition to space. With two bedrooms and an additional loft bed, the house can accommodate 2-4 persons comfortably and there is enough headroom for people to walk around in the upper level.
Chris bought a plot of land in Northumberland for £110,000 in January and spent about 11 weeks building his new eco tiny home on the location.
The tiny house generates an average electricity bill of £15 ($20) and there is no water bill thanks to the rainwater harvesting system he has in place. This transition into a tiny lifestyle is saving Chris on utility bills and excessive costs that came with his previous rental home.
Chris is not new to the tiny living, his company Tiny Eco Homes UK has been creating custom tiny wooden houses for clients in the UK and Europe since 2017. It takes the company about two to eight weeks to build a tiny house, tailored to the needs of the owner.