England-based young couple Christian Montez (29) and Kyra Powell (28), while struggling to get on the property ladder, decided to take matters into their own hands and built themselves a cozy tiny cabin located on the outskirts of Hereford.
Made from recycled and reclaimed materials, the two-story property constructed on the outskirts of Hereford was completed in just nine weeks. Started as a DIY project, the compact cabin boasts a double bedroom, lounge, kitchen and an office. This moveable house measures 2.6m x 5m x 3.8m and costed only £1,000 (approx. $1,528) to construct. The couple raised money for the tiny house through skill exchange.
Tired of paying rent every month, the young couple decided to use their educational qualification for a purpose. Montez holds a master’s degree in architecture, while his girlfriend Powell studies at the National School of Furniture – they made the house from recycled, scavenged and found materials.
The walls and floor of the house are made from recycled wooden panels and scavenged scrap yards while the porthole window is made from an old washing machine door. The material used for insulated panels inside the house costs around £600 (approx. $917), while doors are from Montez nana’s house.
Currently placed at Powell’s parents’ 60-acre farm, the couple is planning to live in the house to save to deposit for their first home. Featured on Channel 4 program, the couple is positive to share their idea and skills with like-minded young couples who want to get on the property ladder.
Supporting the Tiny Home Movement, the couple strongly believes that the tiny house will surely help many who are looking to live a mortgage and rent-free life.