Joel Fleck wanted a place to call home while attending law school. But he wasn’t prepared to pay California prices for the privilege, reports Kirsten Dirksen. Instead, he paid $300 for his neighbor’s delapidated trailer bed.
He dragged the old, worn trailer up to his parent’s property and started to build a house from scratch. It took two years of construction and “tinkering” as he calls it. But the $25,000 project turned into a fully insulated, cozy home with plenty of ammenities.
Fleck is over 6 feet tall so building a tiny house was a slight challenge. Not to mention he had no construction experience when he bought the trailer with the idea of building a tiny house.
He built a custom study area with a metal desk and plenty of room for his law school books.
The custom cedar closet comes with a special lower rack that pulls out to reveal tidily organized dress slacks.
And he even built a couch that’s long enough for him to stretch out on.
In true bachelor fashion he relies mostly on a toaster, a crock pot and a huge convection microwave to do most of his cooking.
Fleck also had to build a special shower because of his height, which means that he had to put the shower head into the ceiling!
The crowning glory of this tiny house is the cedar-lined sleeping loft. Fleck included four windows for a nice cross breeze and he even created a sunny nook for keeping his law books and a water bottle.
He says he over-engineered the whole project because he had no experience building and he didn’t want the structure to fall apart. It looks solid to us!