After a divorce and a foreclosure that claimed her 2,500-square-foot house, Macy Miller embarked on a dramatic DIY down-sizing. She rolled up her sleeves — learning as she went — and build a tiny house that not only looks amazing, but is roomy enough to share with a Great Dane.
The kicker: Miller’s new home cost a mere $11,000. NPR has her story, along with a surprising fact, in case you’re inspired to build your own:
The most expensive component in the house is my toilet, actually. I didn’t want to put in a sewer line, so I have a composting toilet. And so to put that through all the tests it needs to go through to be regulated and OK’d by jurisdictions, it brings up the price tag on it quite a bit.
Image credit: NPR/Macy Miller