Thursday 23 November 2017

Architect builds her own micro home for US$11,400

After dealing with a difficult foreclosure, 30-year-old architect Macy Miller sought a way to have a place of her own while avoiding the mortgage trap and came-up with the idea of building her own tiny home.

Architect builds her own micro home for US$11,400

Miller managed most of the house construction herself with some advice from friends and family. Photo: Marc Walters

December 19, 2013

Miller began building the 196-square-foot house in 2011 doing most of the work herself for a total cost of just US$11,400, and expenses amount to only about US$250 a month.

The house, finally finished this summer, is parked in an empty lot in a downtown Boise, Idaho neighborhood.

Inside Macy Miller's 20 M2 house. Photo: Marc Walters

The house is connected to the electricity grid and plumbed for water. Heat is provided by radiant-heat floors and there is an environmentally friendly composting toilet, which requires sawdust instead of water.

Inside the house Miller has managed to fit-in all she needs to live comfortably.

There's a king-size bed, a large shower, a fully-functioning kitchen, including a double-basin sink, oven, stove, a living room area with seating for two, a washer and dryer, and plenty of storage.

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