• Home
  • Life Hacks
  • Boy Builds a Wee Abode as Part of the Tiny House Movement

Boy Builds a Wee Abode as Part of the Tiny House Movement

In the last few years, tiny houses have been a rising trend. So much so that we see people live simple lives in spaces such as abandoned sewers, like Colombians Miguel Restrepo and Maria Garcia. Moreover, nowadays, the trend toward small houses has become a social movement. The tiny house movement is about the freedom that comes from living with less, and with minimalism on the rise, the interest in it has spurred.

With children nowadays being as bright as they are, creative self-taught inventors also include young girls and boys. One such youth is 13-year-old Luke Thill who constructed a tiny house in the backyard of his family’s home in Dubuque, Iowa.

Luke got engrossed in the tiny house movement via YouTube and became inspired to construct his own. His parents agreed to the project on the condition that the boy would fund it himself, and he did.

The middle schooler raised the $1500 necessary to build the house by mowing lawns, starting a fund-raiser, and bartering. For instance, Luke offered to tidy up his dad’s professional electrician friend’s garage. In exchange, the friend helped Luke wire his up-and-coming dwelling.

Luke spent nearly a year building his tiny 89-square-foot house, which now includes a foldable table, TV, mini-fridge, and seating area. It also has reclaimed windows and siding. Hidden storage is sprinkled throughout, and there’s even a smoke alarm for safety. A ladder leads to a loft space where there’s room for a mattress. For now, it is a terrific hangout spot.

If you’re interested to see what it is like to live in a tiny house, check out Luke’s YouTube channel, where he shares the experience.

Isn’t it amazing that kids like Luke are turning their ideas into reality? What do you think of the tiny house movement and Luke’s project? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, as we would love to know. Share Luke’s story with your friends — perhaps it will inspire them to take on a similar project of their own.


I am an English major with a love of languages and fiction, and with an incurable travel bug. In my free time, I read fantasy, drink copious amounts of coffee, and like to go see movies. Culinary art means everything to me. My main hypostasis is the taster, though. The music school has taught me to appreciate the symphony of airy meringues, to create harmonious overtures of light snacks, hard rock of meat, fish, and vegetables on the grill. Choir classes have accustomed me to hear and feel the people nearby and create perfect harmonies of sounds.

60 Comments Hide Comments

Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a weblog web site?
The account aided me a appropriate deal. I were a little bit acquainted of this
your broadcast offered vivid clear idea

Greetings! I’ve been reading your website for a while now and finally got the courage to
go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx!
Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic job!

Thanks on your marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you
can be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and
will often come back very soon. I want to encourage you to continue your great
writing, have a nice morning!

Heya i’m for the primary time here. I found this board and I in finding It truly
helpful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to present something again and help others like you helped me.

It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.
I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you few interesting
things or suggestions. Maybe you can write next articles referring
to this article. I wish to read even more things about it!

I used to be recommended this web site by means of my cousin. I am not certain whether this publish is
written by way of him as nobody else understand such specific approximately my problem.
You are amazing! Thank you!

Hi there I am so glad I found your website, I really found you by mistake, while I was looking on Askjeeve for something else,
Regardless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I
don’t have time to read through it all at the minute but
I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time
I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb b.
ps4 games 185413490784 ps4 games

I’m curious to find out what blog platform you’re working with?
I’m having some minor security problems with my latest website
and I would like to find something more safe. Do you have any suggestions?

Good web site you have got here.. It’s hard to find high quality
writing like yours nowadays. I really appreciate individuals like
you! Take care!!

My partner and I stumbled over here different website and thought I should check things
out. I like what I see so now i am following you.

Look forward to going over your web page for a second

I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
Plz reply as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to
find out where u got this from. cheers

Hiya very cool website!! Guy .. Excellent .. Wonderful
.. I will bookmark your blog and take the
feeds additionally? I’m satisfied to seek out numerous useful information right here within the put up, we want
develop more strategies on this regard, thank you for sharing.
. . . . .

Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I
find It really helpful & it helped me out much.
I’m hoping to present something back and aid others
such as you aided me.

Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after reading through
some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely
happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking
back frequently!

I’ll right away clutch your rss feed as I can not to find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.
Do you’ve any? Kindly let me understand in order that I could subscribe.

Good day! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow
you if that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a online game where you can do anything you want. SL is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these sl authors and blogs

Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day.

It’s always helpful to read through articles from other
authors and practice something from other websites.

Hi there to every body, it’s my first go to see of this weblog;
this webpage includes remarkable and genuinely good material for readers.

I’m not sure why but this weblog is loading incredibly slow for
me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my
end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

This is the perfect webpage for anybody who really wants
to understand this topic. You realize a whole lot
its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa).
You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that’s been discussed for
ages. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

I blog quite often and I seriously thank you for your content.
This article has truly peaked my interest. I will bookmark your blog
and keep checking for new details about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

I do not know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else
experiencing issues with your blog. It looks like some of the written text in your posts are running off the
screen. Can somebody else please comment and
let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be a problem with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen before.

wonderful submit, very informative. I ponder why the opposite experts of this sector do not understand this.
You must proceed your writing. I’m sure, you have a great readers’ base already!

Hi there, I think your site might be having web browser compatibility problems.
Whenever I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues.
I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, excellent site!

My partner and I stumbled over here by a different web address and thought I may as well
check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.

Look forward to looking at your web page repeatedly.

Have you ever considered creating an e-book or guest authoring on other websites?
I have a blog based on the same subjects you
discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my audience
would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely
interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to generate
a very good article… but what can I say… I put things off a lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

This design is incredible! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained.
Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start
my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really enjoyed what
you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
Too cool!

I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the layout of your
blog? Its very well written; I love what youve
got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content
so people could connect with it better. Youve
got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images.
Maybe you could space it out better?

I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
I don’t know who you are but definitely you are going to
a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you
knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time
and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and
I look forward to your new updates.

I think this is among the most significant information for me.
And i am glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The website style is ideal,
the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers

This is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.
I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of
your fantastic post. Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after looking
at a few of the articles I realized it’s new
to me. Regardless, I’m definitely happy I stumbled upon it
and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

Add Your Comment