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Texas College Student Dumps Dorm for Affordable Tiny House

For most college students, the cost of a good education can be overwhelming. One Texas undergraduate decided to eliminate the expense of living in a dorm by building his own tiny house.

According to Tech Insider, Joel Weber is currently a design student at the University of Texas at Austin. When he calculated the cost of living on-campus for his four-year college career, he knew there had to be a better way. He gathered his savings and began building a 145-square-foot tiny house in a friend’s backyard.

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Facebook/Joel Weber

In total, the project cost $15,000 and was funded in part by donations from friends, family and supporters.

Facebook/Joel Weber
Facebook/Joel Weber

After weeks of work, the trailer was transformed into a cozy and stylish home that will save Weber money for years to come.

Facebook/Joel Weber
Facebook/Joel Weber

The innovative 25-year-old is now attending college and plans to graduate completely debt-free thanks to his money-saving home. Weber documented the entire process of building and decorating the home through a collection of photos posted on his Facebook page.

Although most college students may not have the skills to create their own tiny house, Weber’s smart move away from expensive on-campus housing may inspire more millennials to do the same.

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Texas College Student Dumps Dorm for Affordable Tiny House