I built my ‘stealthy’ tiny home for $28,000 with a secret toilet feature but that’s not even the real ‘star of the show’

A TINY house was built for just $28,000 and comes with several perks, including a secret toilet feature.

For many, tiny homes can be a significantly cheaper alternative compared to a traditional house.

Heather's tiny home features a "supergirl" look inside


Heather’s tiny house has a “super girlie” look on the insidePhoto credit: YouTube/Tiny House Giant Journey

Not only do they cost less, but the utility facilities are also cheaper due to their smaller footprint.

The Tiny House Giant Journey channel on YouTube, which has more than 1.6 million subscribers, recently visited a tiny house built by a woman named Heather and her father for just $28,000.

A commuter truck on a military base was used for the build and it was equipped with a lot of extras.

Tiny House Giant described it as “super girly” on the inside and “stealthy” on the outside.

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Heather describes how the dark blue color makes the outside look more “masculine”.

The van is approximately 16 feet long and 9 feet high.

The roof features four 100-watt solar panels, 100 amp-hour lithium batteries and a Dometic RTX 1000 air conditioner.

But the interior is a different story, featuring pink-colored drawers and cabinets, as well as storage for many other feminine-colored items, including hats, candles, and handbags.

Of course there is also a countertop, a sink, a bed and even a composting toilet.

But Heather credits her Loamy composter in her knickers as the “true star of the show.”

“In eco mode, it takes a full bucket of compost and turns it into soil in four hours,” she said.

Overall, Heather describes the interior as “the most feminine thing I could ever ask for”.


Of course, building a tiny home requires some investment.

While it’s unclear how much Heather paid for her van, YouTuber Leave Her Wild bought a $3,000 school bus that she used as a base for her tiny home.

She then modified it to include a sink, cabinets, a refrigerator, tables, a chair, several storage compartments near the roof, and a bed.

You may be able to snag an offer on a van or vehicle for your tiny home on Facebook Marketplace.

You also want to benefit from the savings in furnishing your tiny home.

Many small homeowners visit non-profit resellers where people buy cheap home improvement items since most of them are donated.

For example, Andrew Szeto (@szetoszeto) bought a tiny house for $10,000 and took advantage of a re-store.

There he made second-hand purchases for the windows and the door.

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

Another TikTok influencer, @minihomemonster, reposted a video featuring a man named Ryan West building a room on wheels for just $8,000.

He said he bought three windows for just “$15 each” at a local store for his small space.

For more similar stories, head inside a tiny home village where you can own a home for less than $200,000.

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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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