Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

This Student Built A Tiny Home To Graduate Debt-Free. It’s Saving Him $19,000 A Year.

Joel Weber is planning to graduate university debt-free. The 25-year-old is saving money on room and board by designing his own tiny home. Weber spent a year building his 145-square-foot house that is also mobile. He designed the home, spending $20,000 to build. A carpenter and electrician volunteered their services.

"I saved up quite a bit and what I didn’t have, family, friends, and the community around me donated materials," says Weber.

The design major at the University of Texas hopes to build more simple living houses that are also sustainable. He seems to be on the right track.

The university student is avoiding a $19,000 per year housing cost by building his own tiny home.

The university student is avoiding a $19,000 per year housing cost by building his own tiny home.

Weber designed the floor plan.

Weber designed the floor plan.

The house has two lofts: one for himself and another for a guest.

The house has two lofts: one for himself and another for a guest.

"I loved tree houses when I was younger, and I don't think that dream has ever died."

"I loved tree houses when I was younger, and I don't think that dream has ever died."

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