The perfect home is an idea that attracts many Americans when it comes to establishing a family.
There’s so much to think about and so much to build that the entire process can motivate you to become an architect. In today’s world, homeowners have been getting creative when it comes to repurposing material to create tiny houses. Some have been reusing storage sheds from Home Depot to build their very own tiny houses.
Partnering up with Home Depot, tuff shed offers materials such as the two-story Sundance TR-1600 Model. The unit comes with a standard 8 ft walls in the first floor, a full second floor, 36-in stairs, An entry door with locks and boxed eaves on all walls. Additionally, consumers can also purchase an optional front porch with a deck, windows, shutters, and window boxes to give the home a finishing touch.
No need to worry if you think the style is too drab. The company Tuff Shed has over 30 colors to choose from including shades of blue, brown, gray, white, and red. Roofing material is bundled in five standard colors and three specific styles. These styles include three tab composition shingles, upgraded dimensional shingles, or a metal roof. A warranty is given to each specific roof style to protect from harsh weather conditions such as winds and rain.
So what would a home built with this type of material look like? Great question!
The base price could start with $12,629 for a 16 ft x 20 ft x 21 ft shed (unpainted) and can reach up to $22,889 for an unpainted 18 ft by 36 ft by 21 ft by 6 in shed. You can then add any extra features such as insulation, drywall, plumbing, and electricity.
A social media page shows a family that has been sharing their shed home life since 2018.
This family took the meaning of “home is where the heart is” to a different level.
Beth and Barry Smith resided in Georgia and that’s where they made their decision to move into a tiny home after attempting to build one on their own. After some trials and tribulations to start off, the Smiths decided they would need help for their second project.
“We’re not builders and that first project was a real pain in the neck. We knew we wanted the next one to be built for us,” said Beth to Tuff Shed.
The family was kind enough to share their lovely home with a virtual tour. The first floor was built in an open format to allow for an easier breathing space. The kitchen is equipped with fine windows that allow for some stunning views.
In the kitchen, there is a dining area that is fitted appropriately with the layout and is perfect for four people. The living room is perfect for social games and conversations for anyone to enjoy.
Make the main bedroom is very private and spacious enough for two. The bedroom comes complete with night tables and lamps and also includes windows, a ceiling fan, a dresser and even a nice seating area where dismiss can destress whenever.
The beautiful bathroom is coated in all white and gives a very clean and pristine impression. The bathroom even has a soaking tub which makes it perfect for creating your very own personal spa day. It’s true what they say: less is sometimes more!
So how much did it cost the Smiths to put this all together?
“Our Tuff Shed Shell was a bid over $20,000 including some upgrades” Beth said. “to finish it out we did a lot of the work ourselves but hired our electrical and plumbing HVAC etc. All in we came in a bit over $60,000.”
The average price of a home in the US is $248,857 according to Zillow. Given that theirs was $60,000, we’d say that’s a bargain. The family ended up paying about less than 25% of the average cost and still feel like they haven’t sacrificed anything. Their budget has been slashed and the Smiths truly feel like they’ve gained the space needed to fit their lifestyle.
“We still love the size We love the ease of living here,” commented Beth. “We still enjoy generally uncluttered life. having a small home with very little overhead has allowed us to pursue a simpler life and to walk away from ‘corporate’ which was one of our goals.”
Beth and her family now have a wonderful little home to share with others. These types of projects have allowed people to consume less resources and therefore help in the fight to sustain a renewable resource world. The possibilities are endless and sometimes you don’t have to think big to think deep. Ask the Smiths have proven, all it takes is ambition, hard work and dedication and a true desire to achieve this goal.
We hope you love their tiny home just as much as we have! If only we had more of these projects out there to rave about. Next time you think you need more space, try reconsidering the thought and maybe go with a more minimalist. Who knows you just might not regret it.
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