It’s simple really. I wanted something to do with my summer besides work, but I also wanted something that would be beneficial to me in the long run. I had been researching tiny houses for a long time, but this was the first time in almost 2 years that I would be at home for an extended period of time for the summer. I had the money, most of the know-how, and an awesome dad to help me with the construction and acquisition of materials so I figured I would build a tiny house to hopefully live in upon graduation from college.
I am going into the construction industry and could end up working at jobs anywhere in the country. Because of this, I needed a house that was mobile, otherwise I would be wasting money on rent each month. The tiny house would be an investment for me when it is all said and done. I would be able to save money by living in it, but if I were ever to grow tired of living in such a small space, I could either sell it, or use it as a lake house.
Another reason I set out on this build was because I am graduating this year, and will then be off into the world away from my family and friends. This was realistically the last summer I would have at home, if I get a job as I am hoping I will. To be able to work so closely with my dad throughout the entire build has really meant a lot to me. He also has amazing attention to detail so I know the house will be as perfect as it can be.
I guess to sum it up, I am a young guy hoping to change the world in a tiny way. This may not be the most sought out solution to problems, but I should be able to save money upon completion, pay off my student loans, and have a quality built place to live when I graduate from school.