$6000 Shed Turned Into An Affordable Tiny Home

$6000 Shed Turned Into An Affordable Tiny Home

Last updated: 2019/09/26

You'll want to watch this video that shows how one retiree bought a $6,000 shed and made it into an affordable tiny home.This woman kept her budget for her tiny home under $35,000 and she DIYed the whole project. In this video, Ellen a 67-year-old retiree shares her story of how she found the shed, how much everything cost including permits and utilities plus what maintenance issues has come up over the years since she moved into her beautiful tiny house. Ellen took a $6,000 shed and turned it into a beautiful tiny home.

In the video,she'll show a full tour of her tiny house, and talk about her trials and tribulations, and how she put it all together. She'll also share what it took to get all the utilities to the tiny house, with the water and electricity, and the cable. She also discusses all the issues that have come up since she has owned the tiny house. To start, Ellen was living in Austin, Texas for 14 years, and she decided to move back home. At the time she was living in a 1,200-square-foot condo and she was trying to figure out how to come back home and have an affordable living situation. So she found out about this building that someone owned and they were going to turn it into an art studio.

The tiny house is now about 8 years old,the original owner had bought it on a lot that sells outdoor buildings that people turn into sheds, but Ellen made a house out of it. Ellen knew that the lady wanted to sell the shed, so she decided to buy it and move it to her son's land. Her son who lives in California, let her live on his property. She bought the house used and gutted it out from what the original owner had done to make it a home. Her main focus was to make the tiny home affordable. The shed was moved in April because of the rainwater, and then she didn't move in until November of 2016. Ellen loves sitting on her front covered porch, she has little wind chimes out front, a solar light, and plants to enjoy.

The tiny home has a septic system and a split-level air conditioning unit.The tiny house has an open-concept living area with a bathroom and a closet, and it's worked out perfectly because it is nice and roomy. The tiny home is 384 square feet in size. Ellen says it doesn't feel like she is living in a tiny space. The main thing she built the tiny house for is $35,000 which is what she wanted to put into the build. Ellen is 67, and she didn't want to be drowning in debt at that age. When you walk into the tiny home you will see the open floor plan with its kitchen cabinets that were already in the shed when she purchased it. For the full tiny house tour, you will want to watch the entire video.

Photo Gallery

Explore the World Through the Houses that Live There

Explore the World Through the Houses that Live There

Warm And Cozy Log Home Sits On 47 Acres, Must See Inside!
Log Homes

Warm And Cozy Log Home Sits On 47 Acres, Must See Inside!

$6000 Shed Turned Into An Affordable Tiny Home
Tiny Houses

$6000 Shed Turned Into An Affordable Tiny Home

This Ultra Modern Tiny House Will Blow Your Mind
Tiny Houses

This Ultra Modern Tiny House Will Blow Your Mind

Look Inside This Charming Tiny Cabin With Porch
Tiny Houses

Look Inside This Charming Tiny Cabin With Porch

Must See Gorgeous, Secluded Log Cabin on Over 6.5 Acres!
Log Homes

Must See Gorgeous, Secluded Log Cabin on Over 6.5 Acres!

This One-bedroom Cabin Is Cozy Yet Spacious With Everything You Need
Log Homes

This One-bedroom Cabin Is Cozy Yet Spacious With Everything You Need

A 660 Sqft Peaceful Log Cabin with Amazing Interior, Price Inside!
Log Homes

A 660 Sqft Peaceful Log Cabin with Amazing Interior, Price Inside!

See This Cozy Tiny Cabin Sits on a 3 Acre Wooded Lot
Tiny Houses

See This Cozy Tiny Cabin Sits on a 3 Acre Wooded Lot

This Meticulously Built Barn Has Incredible Interior Accents
Barn Homes

This Meticulously Built Barn Has Incredible Interior Accents

Peek Inside This 200 Sqft Lovely Tiny Cabin
Tiny Houses

Peek Inside This 200 Sqft Lovely Tiny Cabin

Perfect Beautiful Single Park Home with Superb Interior Design
Tiny Houses

Perfect Beautiful Single Park Home with Superb Interior Design

Rustic Tiny Cabin Set on 10 Wooded Acres
Tiny Houses

Rustic Tiny Cabin Set on 10 Wooded Acres

Enter This 1 Bedroom Cabin: The Interior Is a True Dream
Log Homes

Enter This 1 Bedroom Cabin: The Interior Is a True Dream

Look Inside This Absolutely Gorgeous Handcrafted Hideaway Tiny House
Tiny Houses

Look Inside This Absolutely Gorgeous Handcrafted Hideaway Tiny House

Amazing 400 Sqft. Tiny Home Fits 3 Bedrooms
Tiny Houses

Amazing 400 Sqft. Tiny Home Fits 3 Bedrooms

Double Wide Pine Mountain Park Model with Amazing Features Inside
Log Homes

Double Wide Pine Mountain Park Model with Amazing Features Inside

Log Cabin Park Model for $21,950 See the Photo Gallery and Floor Plans
Log Homes

Log Cabin Park Model for $21,950 See the Photo Gallery and Floor Plans

Take A Glimpse Inside This Lovely Log Cabin
Log Homes

Take A Glimpse Inside This Lovely Log Cabin

A Simple 24 Foot by 20 Foot Cottage with an Awesome Floor Plan
Cottage

A Simple 24 Foot by 20 Foot Cottage with an Awesome Floor Plan

Grow Your Own Food & Become Self Sufficient on 1/4 Acre!
Home Tips

Grow Your Own Food & Become Self Sufficient on 1/4 Acre!

Build a Tiny House Easily and Cheaply in Just Days!
Home Tips

Build a Tiny House Easily and Cheaply in Just Days!

Discover Secret Healing with The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies!
Home Tips

Discover Secret Healing with The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies!

Stop Renting: Build a Surprisingly Affordable Shipping Container Home!
Home Tips

Stop Renting: Build a Surprisingly Affordable Shipping Container Home!

Remodel & Redecorate Your Home with AI in 30 Seconds!
Home Tips

Remodel & Redecorate Your Home with AI in 30 Seconds!

Master Woodworking with 16,000 Easy Woodworking Plans!
Home Tips

Master Woodworking with 16,000 Easy Woodworking Plans!

Discover the Ultimate Cozy Cabin Retreat Perfect for Families
Log Homes

Discover the Ultimate Cozy Cabin Retreat Perfect for Families

Discover the Secret Getaway of Sevierville
Log Homes

Discover the Secret Getaway of Sevierville

Discover the Outlander Cabin Secret In A Mountain Paradise
Log Homes

Discover the Outlander Cabin Secret In A Mountain Paradise

Stay in Luxury Cottage with Modern Amenities!
Cottage

Stay in Luxury Cottage with Modern Amenities!

Step Inside the Vintage Log Cabin That's Blowing Everyone's Minds
Log Homes

Step Inside the Vintage Log Cabin That's Blowing Everyone's Minds

Discover the Secret Cabin Hidden Behind a Waterfall
Log Homes

Discover the Secret Cabin Hidden Behind a Waterfall

You'll Be Amazed by the Rustic Elegance Inside This Farmhouse Cabin!
Log Homes

You'll Be Amazed by the Rustic Elegance Inside This Farmhouse Cabin!

How to Build a Smokehouse
DIY Projects

How to Build a Smokehouse

The Most Expensive Horses in the World
Trending

The Most Expensive Horses in the World

 Tiny Wooden Homes Under $5000
Tiny Houses

Tiny Wooden Homes Under $5000

Build Your Own Log Cabin Home for Under $16,000
Log Homes

Build Your Own Log Cabin Home for Under $16,000

Build Your Own Log Cabin for Under $15,000
Log Homes

Build Your Own Log Cabin for Under $15,000

Hidden Gem Alert! Enchanting Log Cabin Oasis in Sugar Grove Awaits
Log Homes

Hidden Gem Alert! Enchanting Log Cabin Oasis in Sugar Grove Awaits

Discover this 3-Bedroom Cabin on 12 Private Acres
Log Homes

Discover this 3-Bedroom Cabin on 12 Private Acres