This College Bro Built Himself A Tiny Home To Graduate Debt-Free–Meanwhile, I’m So Poor I Can’t Even Pay Attention
DAMN YOUR FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, BRO!
The dude’s name is Joel Weber and he will begin his junior year at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. He told ABC News that the cost of living in the Austin area is upwards of $800/month. So, instead of coughing up the money like the rest or us lemmings (or calling dad to transfer money into our accounts), the dude built a 145-square-foot home.
The tiny dwelling took one year to complete and he estimated it ran him $20,000. If you’re keeping score at home, that is over two years of rent payments at the $800 average Austin rate. Not sure if he’s a numbers guy.
“I saved up quite a bit and what I didn’t have, family, friends, and the community around me donated materials. I designed it and worked with a carpenter and electrician who both volunteered their time.
“I do landscaping, I house sit, I nanny for someone in the area, and when I have extra money, I can charge people a little less to help them out. It’s about being able to give back to these people in my community.”
Joel built the home on the back of an 18-foot flatbed trailer and the finished product consists of two lofts, working plumbing, electric, a shower, a propane-powered stove and a sink Weber crafted from a mango bowl.
With all that impressive carpentry and constructive know-how, all I’m thinking is how sweet it would be to hot box that bad boy. That line of thinking may be why I’m 28-years-old and can’t even use a fucking power drill correctly. And no, my father is not proud of me. Thanks for bringing it up, dick.
Anyhoo, check out the pics below. Pretty damn sweet.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to Google ‘How to change a lightbulb with no money to buy a new one.’
[H/T ABC News]