Teenager Finishes Building Her “Dustland Manor” Tiny Home

Katie Hoagland, a senior at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, in Melbourne, Florida, recently joined the likes of teenage builders Sicily Kolbeck and Austin Hay by successfully completing her own tiny house. Spurred by a commitment to environmental sustainability and helped by her father and an uncle who’s a general contractor, Katie took about five months to finish the 96-square-foot trailer shell she purchased from Wind River Tiny Homes.

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Appropriately enough, Katie’s house gets all of its own electricity from solar power that runs the LED lighting and ventilation fans. A propane tank powers the refrigerator and the water heater that supplies hot water to both the shower and kitchen sink. Add in a composting toilet, and you have a house that’s completely off-grid without sacrificing any creature comforts. It is on the smaller end of the tiny house range, but the sleeping loft adds another 48 square feet and can accommodate a full-size bed.

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Jun 5, 2015 / by / in

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