I built my ‘A-frame’ tiny home for just $10,000 – it’s fully insulated and we finished in three months

For only $10,000 a small house was built with full insulation.

In times of high inflation, many Americans tried to cut costs.

TikTok influencer Andrew Szeto got help from his friends to build the tiny home


TikTok influencer Andrew Szeto got help from his friends to build the tiny homePhoto credit: TikTok/szetoszeto
Complete construction of the cottage took three months after finding the ideal site


Complete construction of the cottage took three months after finding the ideal sitePhoto credit: TikTok/szetoszeto

One of them traversed tiny houses.

Not only are they cheaper from the outset, but the operating costs are also lower due to the smaller space requirement.

Some have participated in the construction of tiny housing projects themselves.

One of them comes from TikTok influencer Andrew Szeto (@szetoszeto).

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He describes himself as a skateboarder and also undertakes various landscaping projects.

One of these was for an A-frame cab.

As the name suggests, the little house is in the shape of an A.

In a June 14 post, Andrew explained that he was able to build it in 60 seconds.


First, consider that it took Andrew “years” to find the ideal plot of land to build on.

For him this was a flat area with access to the lake.

But once he did, it only took him three months to build, thanks to the help of his friend Richard.

He also got help from other friends.

And, of course, remember that you must have the right and necessary supplies.

First, they created a square frame for the flooring and added insulation.

Then, according to Andrew, they erected four knee walls to create the “lateral space” inside.

Next they made cuts on the rafters and the A-frame took shape.

They then covered the tiny house with a casing and a tin roof.

For the windows and door, he said he made thrift purchases from Habitats for Humanity Restore.

These are hardware stores that rely on donations and are not profit-oriented.

Customers can find bargains there.

“It really is the best way to shop,” Andrew said.

After the windows and doors were installed, the friends added cedar shavings.

To insulate the house, the walls were sheathed in fiberglass, which was then covered with wood.

When they were done, they added festive decorations to the walls – climbing holds.

After three months, Andrew said they spent a total of about $10,200 on supplies.


However, if you have no construction or landscaping experience, remember that many retailers sell tiny houses that you can buy in kit form.

However, you may need to assemble the supplied parts.

For example, Amazon sells a 12 x 16 tiny house for just $3,750.

While it does require assembly, one customer said it only takes “a weekend” to complete.

Delivery is free and the delivery time is eight to nine days.

Also, Home Depot sells a lot of tiny houses, including a 10-by-16-foot shed.

It is equipped with 64 inch double doors, a wooden floor system, side panels and a key locking handle.

In addition, it comes free of charge and is “professionally delivered and installed”.

Another budget option at Home Depot is $7,599.

The 9ft by 9ft cedar tiny house features double doors and two aluminum windows.

It can be turned into an outdoor dining area, a storage shed, or even a backyard retreat.

Those wanting a little more space might want to check out a $44,000 partially pre-assembled steel-framed mini home kit.

It has two bathrooms, a roof terrace and is even partially pre-assembled.

“This model is designed to be set up on a concrete slab with no deck option. The deck and floor system is an upgrade option,” the product description reads.

The total area is 540 square meters.

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For individuals, Ryan West built a tiny house for $8,000, with some materials only costing $15 each.

And a TikToker named Raychel (@notluxe) has been living with her husband in a converted ambulance for two and a half years.

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@dailynationtoday.com.

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