University of Texas student, Joel Weber, wanted to lower his living cost to avoid debt. This fall he returned for his junior year with an amazingly tiny 145-square-foot house on wheels. Weber hopes that his tiny house will help him avoid some of the costs that come along with rent and living. With the average rent close to campus being about $800, Weber’s new home will save him about $19,200.
The house features two lofts, working plumbing, electricity, a shower, and a propane stove.
He added: ‘I may live in it forever and I’m cool with that, 145 square feet might not be for everybody, and that’s OK. ‘It’s more about how I can live simple and still be grateful.’
The house is built on an 18-foot flatbed and took about a year to build. He had help from a carpenter and electrician who both volunteered their time designing the house.