College Student Tired Of Paying Rent Builds A Cozy Tiny Home For $15K To Live Debt-Free

Young men and women headed off to college are about to have a small taste of the adult life.There are a lot of expenses on top of paying for accommodations, which in itself can burn a hole in your wallet. Don’t forget food, clothes, school needs, and many other factors.So this student from Jacksonville, Florida came up with a brilliant idea.

His name is Bradley, and this young man built himself a stunning tiny house on wheels.That’s a great way to start on the future.Bradley’s home is around 27 x 8.5ft (8.3 x 2.5m) in size.It is self-contained with the exterior finished with a long-lasting vinyl. The intention is to make it look like a Florida beach bungalow.

The porch is a throwback to southern style homes.

Bradley gets to sit outside and enjoy the stunning views surrounding his place (minus the alligators).

It’s truly a welcoming home with an open and spacious design. There are no obstructions, meaning you can see from end to end with ease.

There’s a big window at the end and that allows his home to give off that feeling of a lot of space. Certainly bigger than you’d think.

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Bradley calls his home Rolling Quarters. With his home on wheels, and being able to save lots of money while learning the ethics of building a home, it’s a clever play on words.

And he won’t be accumulating debt.
Bradley built his kitchen on the larger side. It’s got an 8-foot-long counter which provides a lot of space for preparing food.

He’s got an electric hot plate stored under the bench, and it’s what he uses for cooking. There’s a large kitchen sink which makes it easier to wash dishes.

A comfy lounge with storage space built in to the sofa and a small table looking out the window serves as his dining area.

Bradley’s bathroom has a full sized shower. A Natures Head composting toilet makes things easier for this student as he can go anytime minus the hassle of hooking up water.

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His home’s sleeping loft looks very cozy. An old locker gives him more storage space, though they are empty and still waiting to be used.

It’s a combination of Bradley’s minimalism all while being efficient with storage space found in all the right spots.

Head towards the rear of the house and you’ll find a small office or work-space which Bradley utilizes for his studies.

He is a college student after all, so separating work from play was very important. Plus he also needs to relax from time to time.

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Bradley’s amazing build was done with a budget of $15,000. And to think his family thought he was joking when he came home and said he was building one.

In an interview with Living Big in a Tiny House, he explained:

“Right out of high school I paid a year’s worth of rent and decided that wasn’t for me. So I moved back home and saved up some money to pay for it all cash and build it.”

He went against society’s practice of debts, saving on rent in a single year with this DIY home. It’s an investment too, since it can serve as a project if he wishes to expand his home.