College Student Builds Outstanding DIY $15,000 Tiny House For Debt Free Living

College Student Builds Outstanding DIY $15,000 Tiny House For Debt Free Living

a tiny house on wheels can be a dream home for a young college student but there is a tremendous amount of labour and effort that goes into constructing one luckily there was one student here in Florida who was up to the task and today we’re about to visit his absolutely beautiful home on wheels [Music] hey Bradley hey Bryce how are you good might get to meet you you as well this place looks amazing thank you very much how long have you been living here now I’ve lived in here three months took me about a year and a half to build it and the spot that you have found for it I don’t think I’ve ever quite seen a tiny house in this kind of location before yeah I’m really happy about it and looking at this video you wouldn’t know that we’re right in the middle of Jacksonville so right in the middle of a city with like a creek behind me here in Florida that actually looks like the kind of place where you would expect to see some alligators swimming about actually I haven’t even seen it yet after three months but I’m sure they’re out there so what was it that actually made you want to build a tiny house it started off more financial than anything right out of high school I went and paid a year’s worth of rent and decided that wasn’t for me so I moved back home and saved up some money to pay for it all cash and build it my family thought it was never gonna happen until I towed home a 27-foot flatbed trailer and then they started to ask more questions and understood this is something I’m actually gonna try and do so you’ve called this house rolling quarters how did that come about yeah it’s kind of a two-fold meeting I thought for a long time playing with a bunch of different you know puns to name it and rolling quarters obviously its living quarters and it rolls so that’s obviously reason the other thing is rolling quarters like saving money so the whole idea was to pay for everything cash and go against the societal flow of financing things so tell me a little bit about the materials they even constructed this from well I started up gaining a lot of things from Craigslist like the trailer the windows and then everything else I bought from Home Depot so I definitely saved a lot of a lot of money using reclaimed what’s this cladding that you’ve got on here this is Regatta blue vinyl siding from a local company and I went with it so that I could save a lot of weight what are the dimensions of this house the trailers 27 feet by 8 and a half wide with a 5-foot porch so the house is 22 and the porch is definitely a really nice touch there as well thank you yeah that was definitely something that was important in the design process to have that I didn’t like a lot of the newer tiny houses that were more box shaped so definitely makes it feel more homey and adds a really nice southern such as well absolutely you know looking at homes built 50 years ago down here they all have front porches built in and it’s great for the community and really slows you down but all the new houses they don’t have that so I definitely wanted to put that online and you get to truly capitalize on that view out there don’t you yeah absolutely well I would love to have a look inside the house and have a look at what you’ve done absolutely come on in thank you this is seriously cold thank you very much I love the kind of earthy feel that you’ve created with this design yeah that was definitely important to me that’s why I kept the ceiling you know without any stain on it all I did was put polyurethane on it and it really makes it feel homey and kind of the cabin feel the way that you’ve pulled in these branches and everything looks really good as well all right thank you yeah I really like especially considering where I’m looking to park out in the woods that cabin feels so having branches and greenery really make it feel nice and caveny now it’s only been a short while since emma has passed through and you did not fear particularly well during head did you no I did not the creek behind me is beautiful right now but when a category-5 hurricane comes through flood zone means a flood zone and honestly it was a lot of stubbornness that caused me to be in the flood where I could have towed it otherwise but I had just gotten here a few weeks earlier I was all set up and I really didn’t think it was gonna go four feet high right here so in my mind all the work was done and I felt like I shouldn’t have to do anything more because it was all done and so you know as the night rolled on and the water got higher I kind of realized that there was a big mistake and I definitely learned from it I can actually really empathize with how you feel in that respect because there is such a tremendous amount of work into building one of these things and when you’ve completed a project the thought of having to do one more thing can just put you over the edge so I totally get it but so after the hurricane had passed and the flood had caused some damage to the house how extensive was the dam and what was the process of repairing that all like the worst part about repairing after the flood was how I had to do it right then and in the next couple days because it was water damage and if you don’t get to that there’s gonna be mold so ripping up all the floors taking everything out tearing out the insulation is nothing I wanted to be doing while I had class to go to you know I run track for the school and so it was really a stressful time for me however after I got new floors in and everything dried out putting everything back together was like a puzzle you’re doing the second time I really went a lot quicker and made things a lot you know made me feel a lot better well I’m glad you have a dry home again Thanks I’m too and so we’ve come right into your lounge area haven’t we right yeah this is this is my lounge area this is my couch right now has a futon but I’m going to build some cushions for it later on and underneath I’ve got storage in the back and then some old lockers in the front so those are good for storage of shoes and everything else and then you’ve got a breakfast bar area over here yeah I was kind of hard to decide if I wanted them facing at each other Orange the window and I thought the window would be great because you and feels claustrophobic and you’ll notice I don’t have blinds and you were in the house that was mainly because this is the only a place I’ve parked so far and I don’t really need them so if I ever moved the house to a more crowded area blinds will be the next thing they go in sure so here you can still walk about naked not this side of the house the other side I can and you’ve got your television of course yeah I put in a television on a swivel here so that it doesn’t take up any ground space and it’s really good because I can swivel it up this way and face this side when I’m trying to sitting it here or I can lean back in the corner and tilt it that way as well and then above us here we’ve got a small storage loft area and what’s this up here that’s my roommate that’s peanut the snake you’ve got a snake in here yeah of course they would get too lonely without someone else in here so I picked him awesome what kind of snake is he he’s a Brazilian rainbow boa just got him about a year ago and so he’s real easy to take care right what’s it like having a snake inside a tiny house most of the time I don’t even notice him because he’s up there you only have to feed him about once a week or two weeks they can go where as with any other animal you have to feed him every day so it really lets me travel and other things without worrying too much about leaving well I’m gonna have to meet him later but right now let’s move on into the kitchen space sure so I really like how you’ve designed it so that it really is just one corridor going right the way back down to the other end of the house because it really does give you a sense of open space in here doesn’t it it really does and that’s one thing I wanted to be able to do is look all the way to the other end of the house yeah and see through that window to make it really feel a lot longer instead of just a door or something else it definitely accomplishes that and I like how long you’ve got the kitchen space as well yeah here I might have gone a little overkill I have about 8 feet of work space which is more than most apartments am and then you’ve got the fridge over here yeah I do this is a 10 cubic foot fridge and I lifted it up so that I could put the convection underneath it and a little bit more storage underneath you’ve got quite a lot of shallow stores there as well I do this is my shower behind this wall and between the studs I decided to put the wall on the other side and make this three and a half inch storage effect can we have a look in the bathroom absolutely come on this is it got the Nexus hit composting toilet there absolutely how are you finding using that one here after three months I have no complaints it’s a little weird to get used to and weird to tell your friends how to use it but other than that there’s no issue with it and then your showers there yeah this is my shower it’s a 36 by 36 fiberglass shell all one piece so it’s really simple I picked that one up off the side of the road actually I was out for a run and saw the shower and sprinted home to grab the truck luckily I was still there so that was free and then what’s this area behind you here right here’s my my desk area for now I’m in college so I need a place to study and get a my compute things and I don’t like the idea of of mixing work space with your play space so when I’m on the couch I like to relax but back here it’s kind of a separate office area where I can get my work done what do you study accounting accounting yeah so you’re gonna get used to sitting at a desk then yeah I mean that’s just my degree who knows after that fair enough but it really helped me with all the the finances of the deal another thing this space access is potential future closet space thank you as you can see on this side cuz where I hang all my clothes and have Mike you know storage area right but you know if there’s ever someone else that’s gonna move in here they have this exact same amount of space over on this side gotcha you’ve got a really nice deep sink here in the kitchen too haven’t you yeah thank you I really tried to get the biggest one I could get because I don’t like looking at houses with small sinks and thinking of how they’re gonna do all their dishes and that small thing and if you don’t cook a lot that’s probably okay but I like to cook and create a lot of dishes and so it’s easy just to throw them all in there very cool did you do all the cabinetry yourself I did I actually found these hardwood oak cabinet doors in a dumpster no man just used a bunch of scrap wood to frame around them and it really just worked out nice and then I’m guessing this ladder here puts us in geo sleeping loft it does tell me about what you’ve used to create this letter because this is really interesting yeah in all my research into tiny houses I really liked people that are using the galvanized metal it’s definitely kind of a centerpiece in here it really is what can I have a look up and your loft absolutely all right hey this is really nice up here yeah this is it you know climb up the ladder and just a bed up here I made it a foot extra but pretty much it’s all just for sleeping up here I do have a little bit of storage over where the shower is and then I have some more those lockers over here nice no but after three months I still haven’t put anything in him so I felt a lot of extra space you’ve been living in this tiny house now for three months how is it working out I love it so far I mean every time I pull up at night to my house you know there’s while on my face just because I built that and that’s where I’m staying and what has doing this tiny house project told you about yourself taught me I can do more than I think I can you know before doing some of these things like electrical I thought I might contract that part out but then after doing some research you know get my hands dirty and going through the whole process it seems a lot simpler now and so that’s something that at first I thought I couldn’t do but with enough work found out I could and what would you say the finished budget for this house would be somewhere around [Music] $15,246.86 answer yeah kept all my receipts no kidding you did Wow and what a remarkable figure to have completed a house to this standard thank you yeah I was a little impressed myself after hearing other people come out around around 20 even for the reclaimed houses well I am super impressed with what you’ve accomplished here thank you so much for sharing this incredible project with me absolutely thanks for coming rolling quarters it makes a lot of sense while saving some dollars there’s no question about it the best DIY Home has created a wonderful house for both Bradley and peanut here these two are gonna have an amazing time together during college you [Music]

100 thoughts on “College Student Builds Outstanding DIY $15,000 Tiny House For Debt Free Living

  1. This dude's parents deserve a Nobel Peace Prize.

  2. I love how people automatically assume that if you live in Florida you see an alligator everyday lol ive been living in Fl my whole life and have rarely seen gators.

  3. Business opportunity. Start building more and selling them!

  4. This guy is lonely man,it's not achievement

  5. Respect
    Love from India

  6. Bankers really hate this video

  7. bunch of cougars pheining over this guy because he lives alone and has manners so weird

  8. I love tiny house, because i don't feel lonely when nobody around

  9. He is an artist.

  10. Nice. This place will look great underwater.

  11. I guess it's just me, but the rug!!!! I wanted to fix it so many times….just flip that little edge over

  12. Wish my county allowed things like this. But nope, need minimum land area, minimum house foot print, minimum building standards (I can forgive that one), building site permissions and fees etc. Even if the home is movable and is on wheels! All of which adds up to cost hundreds of thousands or the same cost of buying a new home. Sucks.

  13. Really smart of him I should do the same 😂

  14. This is awsome

  15. Where did you get land? I want to do this but need a piece of property

  16. So has he just pitched up on someone’s land or brought the land?

  17. Can please someone explain me how this works? I mean, did he bought the terrain under the house or since that thing can moves you don't have to pay/rent something? I'm from Italy and I don't know if something like this could be possibile here. I mean, you just chose a random public spot and put your house on wheels there and no one say a word?

  18. how does he power everything?

  19. kids on point

  20. I am so Asian. I feel uncomfortable seeing westerners wear dirty shoes into their houses.

  21. Hi guys, I've been watching these videos lately but I cannot seem to understand one thing. So with these kind of houses, you can just put them in any lot? If yes, wouldn't it be an encroachment? Don't you need to buy the lot before you can put your tiny house on it? Please help me understand.

  22. yeh cause every 19 year old has 15k lying around xD

  23. This is a college student dream house

  24. So many people don't realize how talented/gifted/privileged they are and they waste their time going to college when they don't need it. Okay… Unless his passion is medicine or some crap.

  25. Someone in debt doesnt have 15k…

  26. I’m super impressed bro high 5

  27. This is probably the first tiny house which makes sense.

  28. Tiny houses have been around for years, they are called caravans……

  29. Unreal kid.

  30. Some contractor didn't strap his shower down to the trailer, lost it, watched this video, and lost a lot of sleep.

  31. Great, now to find a way to make 15k

  32. What happened during the storm that just hit!

  33. Damn this was one of the best I've seen. He's got the little deck too with the cruiser to the side. All the detailing too. That would be fun to do and cruise the country with.

  34. I see walking dead episode with this man. The bike, house in middle of nowhere. You name it

  35. That’s guys a real man that’s crazy

  36. This man is really chill.

  37. like a hurricane cares if the guy has just set up his house lol. The logic of the guy explaining why he would NOT move when he lives in a flood zone was hilarious.

  38. He said room mate snake and immediately i thought of jenelle eliana

  39. 6:40 this kid has a Michael Scott dinner party moment with his tv hahaha I’m crying where are the Dundees?!?

  40. He's an honest, humble hardworking guy. The flag of the porch shows that he's patriotic too. I bet he's a conservative too.

  41. Do people understand what public image is? I mean I'm not saying hes a bad guy, but he obviously isnt gonna talk shit on video so stop saying hes "husband material", you watch one video and assume. This man can be a women abuser, none of you know anything about him. It's actually disgusting on how stupid people are. You can't judge someone off of one youtube video, especially with all the bullshit things people do for their image. He seems like a genuine person, but stop assuming. Please.

  42. Only problem I can see in a house like that is if you’re in an argument with your girl and need space apart from each other.

  43. outstanding move

  44. Bradley what’s up man!!!

  45. How the hell can a college student have 15000$?!

  46. 15,000 dollar and debt free in the same sentence screems white privilege

  47. Too bad my town has banned tiny homes.

  48. Maybe mount telescopic pole jacks to the corners….jack it up if a flood's on the way. Or, how about getting a huge sheet of tough plastic, store it rolled or folded under the house. Flood on the way….lay it out, drive the trailer onto it and fold up the sides and attach them to the walls. Just make sure you get an anchor!

  49. Wtf, at first it was one commercial. Now they're starting to chain commercials back to back

  50. 1 hurricane and that boi is gone😂😂😂

  51. Just raise the house higher

  52. Enjoy all that before getting married. 😂

  53. where does he get the electricity from?

  54. How the fuck is that property only worth 15.000?

  55. Peta!!!

  56. I love everything about tiny houses… Except the toilet… Can't imagine shitting in such a congested space and then not flushing..

  57. Accounting … good .. you will have. A good future .. none of the useless majors


  59. 15k?? For wood??? I'm sorry? These things are no bigger than 4 door Sedans and you want me to pay fucking 15k for a tree house not made by kids? Are you fucking nuts? I can guarantee you, you can shit one of these out a day with about 600-1,200 spent only.

  60. 15k? Yeah his parents paid that.. college student with 15k to spare 😂

  61. I present to u "A 21st Century Caveman"

  62. Rent for land to put the thing……electric….water…..sewerage….WiFi…?

  63. If you look at how much students pay for dorm rooms that are often not their own, this tiny house is not only cheaper in the short-term, but a better long term investment too.

    I was so dumb in college and wish I did this. I had to pay 8k a year for my dorm. Would have just been better to live home for two and save the money while I worked on a separate home on wheels.

  64. i remember when these were just called trailer homes

  65. Someone give this guy a hug

  66. College student? Debt free living? HAH! NEXT!

  67. ABSOLUTELY a nice a house

  68. Debt free living but when I was 19 I never had close to 15K.

    He’s gotta pay that 15k loan somehow so he’s in debt

  69. This dudes voice is so monotone, is hard to listen to more than 1 min

  70. Arched cabins can go up to 30×40 and 17' tall. They all cost around 18,000 for only the kit not including delivery & decorating it the way you want it. It's pretty much a cheap condo but a fraction of the price. Hope to get 2 at some point and build a bridge that connects them someday.

  71. WIsh the host asked him about the lot..that's usually the expensive part of buying a house, not the house itself.

  72. Owning a house for less than $20,000 while most people pay more than that on their car…

  73. Absolutely.

  74. I'd love to have something like this but most places like RV park/rent type places still charge as much as normal rent just to park and get power anyway!

  75. this is the new american dream after the 1% stole all the money

  76. george bush in the thumbnail

  77. The house is very weird but at least he loves and loves living in it.

  78. Feel like imma be 15000 dollars in debt though

  79. Nice, this solves a Problem that does not exist: Students that cant afford a place to live but have 15k+ on their bank account haha

  80. Really really interesting. However the question format + cuts felt a little disconnected (obviously re asking some of the questions after the fact) as it didn’t flow as a convo/banter. Just feedback for next time 😌

  81. Will it appreciate or lose value, I wonder. Cos if it's the latter, he might have done better spending 20-30k as a down payment on a mortgage.

  82. This man go to the college I wanted to go to lol that’s crazy

  83. Can u buy this house at walmart or amazon?

  84. Impressive!

  85. When you play minecraft too much…

  86. Will the siding blow off?

  87. In Florida its easy, you dont have to think about hard winters.

  88. Hope he has a gun.

  89. its always the track athletes

  90. were there turds in the sink

  91. Life hack

  92. Minecraft IRL

  93. I can say without a doubt in my mind that his favorite color is blue lol

  94. He could rent this out for thounsands a year once he moves on, great investment and great video

  95. That’s a shame the hurricane messed up his place, but he bounced back quickly

  96. Eddie Vedder, is that you ?

  97. No AC though!

  98. if the city of jacksonville ever comes for him trying to say he can’t live there without a permit i’m gonna be so mad for him.

  99. Is it allowed in the US to place your House in the nature? Or does he has to pay for his House standing there?

  100. For over 15k this nooooot worth it.

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