If I told you you could build a Tiny Home for just $20,000 you would probably say I was full of crap. Well, time to cut the crap! Canadian Engineering student Tyler Bennett completed his tiny home on wheels, complete with a heating system built into the ceiling and an elevator bed to store away when not in use, for just $20,000CAD ($15,000USD).
Tyler was able to save money by using systems and practices that you wouldn’t normally find in traditional tiny home construction. At a modest 140 square feet, the tiny measures 8.5′ wide by 20′ long by 13.5′ high (exterior measurements). The trailer it’s built on is rated for 10,000 pounds but only weighs 7,800 pounds all in, including future solar panels and batteries.
One of Bennett’s favourite features is the hot water heating system which he ran through the ceiling. Bennett also introduced a heat recovery ventilator which draws moisture from the interior and also circulates fresh air. Basically the unit heats the incoming air before it enters the home, eliminating the cold exterior air mixing with the warm interior air and creating moisture.
Another outstanding feature is the queen size elevator bed which operates on a ‘block and tackle’ pulley system which raises and lowers the bed using just a single hand crank.