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.
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.