This Guy Was Sick of Expensive Rent – What He Did Was Bold But Wait Until You See Inside


It’s a story I’ve probably heard a thousand times. Mortgages and rents are too high, people get sick of the bills piling up one after another, so they find a way out. These seems to be the most common way out.

Alek Lisefski, a web designer from California, decided to challenge everything we know about traditional home building. Instead of going into massive debt to buy a house, he instead opted to build an 8×20 foot home for the managable price of $30,000. It’s small, it’s mobile, and it’s pretty awesome.

“Inhabiting such a small space will force me to live in a simpler, more organized and efficient way.” He said. And what better a way is there than building yourself a small home? Sure, having a tiny house may not be for everyone, but you can’t deny that the tiny house movement is growing rapidly.

More and more people are recognizing the benefits of the tiny home, and that more square footage doesn’t equate to a life filled with more joy. And really, just because you can afford to buy a huge house doesn’t mean that you should. Instead of buying a dream home, free up that money and live a dream life.

Alek built his home on top of a trailer when he still lived in Iowa. When he finished his home, he towed it to California where he and his family now live. Now instead of paying off debt, they can spend their money on leisure and travel. And look at that. It’s super cute.

That’s not all though. Check out the inside! Quite a bit can fit into a small space if you plan it right.


What do you think? Could you handle a space this size?


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