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Brilliant Thirteen-Year-Old Builds Her Own Tiny Dream Home From Scratch!

by , 08/07/14

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While most teenagers are watching tv and playing video games, thirteen-year-old Sicily Kolbeck has been designing and building a tiny home of her very own – and she just completed construction! Last year Sicily kicked off an Indiegogo campaign for the project – and after raising $1660, giving a TED Talk, and putting in a lot of hard work, her Petite Maison is now complete. Check out the video below for a tour of Sicily’s DIY home – complete with a reading nook, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a lofted sleeping area.

Sicily Kolbeck, petite maison, tiny home, tiny house, green design, sustainable design, teenage genius, teenage whiz kid, green architecture, sustainable archtiecture, tiny homes, diy, diy house, green building, small space living

We first reported on Sicily Kolbeck’s tiny home plans back in 2013, and now that it’s complete we have to say we’re impressed! The tiny home takes advantage of a wide range of solutions for small space living – from a kitchen table that folds out for additional counter space to stairs that double as storage and a lofted sleeping area that maximizes available floor space.

To top it all off, Sicily incorporated salvaged windows and other repurposed materials and the home will be powered by solar energy! Sicily’s goal behind the project is “to live simply and inspire others to do the same” – and we think she succeeded with flying colors.

+ Sicily Kolbeck’s Petite Maison

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  1. seriously69 August 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    No offense, but not only did this girl not build this herself (clearly a mentor did most of the work) she did not even design it. It is clearly just a Tumbleweed home that maybe she chose the colors and decorations for. She did not earn the money to make it just begged for it. And then she got a TED talk for her \”accomplishment\” of lying about designing and making it. This is ridiculous.

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