tiny house construct from Aug. 2012 to Aug 2013, I did this all on my own, even as working part-time. This tiny house only cost me $5000, I reused plenty of things and located free stuff from craigslist. We are a household of four, soon to be 5 and reside in a tiny house with young ones. living in a tiny house has given us economic freedom, and the flexibility to have fun with our children even more. We have lowered our cost of living tremendously, lowered our power consumption and uncluttered our lives!