Boise, Idaho-area architect Macy Miller traded her 2,500-square-foot residence for a 196-square-foot home she built herself after dealing with a long and complex foreclosure settlement.The home she constructed is an impressive example of the burgeoning “tiny house” trend. Miller spent around $11,500 on the home, which she constructed on the back of a flatbed trailer.She completely owns her home, which she shares with her partner and dog, and only pays to rent the land it sits on. The most expensive part was the $2,000 compost toilet that uses little to no water.
Here’s the view of Miller’s 196-square-foot house from the front door.
And this is the view from her lofted bed at the opposite end of the house.
Underneath the kitchen counters, she has a two-in-one washer/dryer.
She has a lofted king-size bed with lots of storage underneath.
The bathroom is behind a sliding panel in the kitchen.
Miller’s compost toilet cost $2,000, making it the most expensive thing in her house.
She built her home on top of a flatbed trailer.
While she owns her tiny home outright, she pays to rent the land it sits on.
Miller went to school for design, then read books and watched how-to videos to figure out how to construct a house from scratch.