A 31 Year Old Was Sick Of Expensive Rent And High Costs. He Ended Up Building A Tiny House Instead.

Here’s a story that will have you thinking about simplifying your life.

Alek Lisefski is a 31-year-old web designer who decided he didn’t want to pay rent or get into a huge mortgage for a big house. Instead Alek built his own tiny house that measures 8×20 feet.


Alek says living in the small space forces him to live in a much simpler, organized and efficient way. He doesn’t have room to collect things and he spends more time outdoors and with his community.

He spent a total of about $30,000 on his house, including the trailer, tools, and appliances. Alek worked on it every night and on weekends. It took him 7 months to complete.

It was built on a trailer in Iowa, but after it was completed Alek and his girlfriend, Anjali, and their dog, Anya, moved it to California where they live now.

All of the natural light makes the space seem bigger.

Every thing has its place.

Alek says that living this way has made each area of his life simpler, less chaotic, and free from all but what is essential.

The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances.

The loft area is where the couple sleeps.

There’s a full-sized mattress and closet space and shelves. The window makes the loft airy and bright.

The bathroom has a shower, sink, and a compost toilet.

The couple is debt-free and live a more sustainable, conscious life and are very happy.

I love the idea of a simpler life. What do you think, would you be willing to work less and have more time and less stuff? If you like this tiny house, share it with others.