Building your own house may seem impossible, but that’s exactly what Luke Thill did. This 13-year-old boy managed to complete his dream home with just $1,500! Look what he did and it may inspire you to do the same!
1. It all started with…
The summer before high school, Luke seemed too boring, but that all changed when a “Tiny House” video appeared on his social media. Soon after, he became obsessed with the idea of building a tiny house, so he decided to try it out. But first he had to get rid of a tricky problem.
2. Money Saving Plan
Luke needed enough money to get the ball rolling, so he started saving by mowing the lawn and doing odd jobs around the house. Neither of his parents thought he would last, but in the end he made $1,500, just as he expected. Now the journey could begin!
3. Mission impossible?
Building a house is never an easy task. It takes experience and concerted effort, but luckily Luke got all the help he needed from his loving parents and neighbors. With their help, Luke’s 89-square-foot house began to take shape. He then started working on the interior design.
4. A cunning builder
To minimize costs, Luke built each piece of furniture with materials he collected from his neighbors, and it turned out he was quite the crafty builder! After a year of hard work, the construction was finally finished. You will be amazed when you see the house!
5. A place to call his own
It’s hard to believe that Luke built his own house at such a young age! The cabin looks well appointed from the outside and you will be even more impressed when you take a closer look at the beautiful interior!
6. A Cozy Hideout
As small as the house looks, it is equipped with everything Luke needs: a TV, a sofa, a small fridge and an electric stove. Plus, it even comes with an upstairs bedroom!
7. The upstairs bedroom
The upstairs sleeping area is a perfect meeting place for Luke and his friends. It must be super relaxing to spend summer afternoons in a place like this!
8. Media attention
The story of Luke building his own house spread like wildfire and he eventually made the front page of the Des Moines Register and the Telegraph Herald!
9. A smart boy
When asked why he started this project, Luke answered very un-teenagely, “Because I wanted a house without a huge mortgage.” This is a boy with a lot of wisdom here!
10. Still Busy
Luke’s journey didn’t end there. He believes minimalism will be part of the future and has even considered building another tiny house after high school.