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INTERVIEW: We Chat With 16-Year-Old Tiny House Builder Austin Hay
Inhabitat: What made you decide to build a tiny house in the first place?
Austin Hay: Well, I always liked building, but I found Tumbleweed Houses, fell in love and decided lets do it.
Inhabitat: Did you know very much about building and construction before you started?
Austin Hay: My parents’ house burnt down 5 years ago and my dad took over as main contractor to save money, so I learned as he went along and picked it up fast.
Inhabitat: What amenities do you have inside?
Austin Hay:I have the same amenities as a any house would have, just more condensed.
Inhabitat: What is it built out of? And how much of it is built from found or recycled materials?
Austin Hay: The house is made out of mostly wood and a metal trailer. I used a lot of recycled material like the flooring, sink and front door found at a resale store.
Inhabitat: How much do you estimate it to have cost so far?
Austin Hay: I have spent about $7,000 so far and it will cost around $12,000. Most people would have to pay between $20,000-$25,000.
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