Meet Chris Silva
As an advocate of sustainable living, the tiny home movement was quick to catch Chris’ eye. Chris believes that it is important to show the world how easy it is to live simple and that the amount of work put into building a tiny home may be a lot less than people realize. Here is his tiny home success story.
Although Chris was a recent UCSB graduate and crafty in the ways of woodwork- the skills needed to build and frame a tiny house were new to him. But with his DIY dream in sight, he wasn’t going to let anything stop him.
How He Did It
First, Chris did a lot of research. There are many different companies making tiny homes so he had a lot of options. By observing as much as he could, talking to other tiny home builders and learning from their mistakes, Chris worked to make his dream a reality.
Along with finding the right materials, Chris also had to find a temporary place to park the home while he was building. With his construction site secured and materials selected, it was time for Chris to find the right foundation for his tiny house.
Just like any other tiny home, Chris’ vision was specific and personalized. Based on certain design aspects, Chris’ trailer had to be specifically designed to make sure his house would sit securely. A foundation is vital to any house and a tiny home is no different.
Because Chris chose a Seattle Tiny Homes trailer, he was able to customize the trailer build. He ended up spacing the axles further apart than normal to give his home the maximum stability.
The End Result
With hard work and help from some friends, Chris successfully built a tiny home for a low cost.
A unique learning experience later and Chris was finally ready to unveil his idea to the world. He first showcased his DIY tiny home at the Santa Barbara Earth Day festival. The tiny house on wheels generated a lot of interest and excitement.
Displaying his tiny house at events is how Chris is able to communicate his message and promote his movement called “Sustainable Obtainable.” Chris has lived in his tiny house for the past eight months and plans on continuing to do so.
Ultimately, Chris hopes to continue to display the benefits and conveniences that living tiny can bring. He also has interest in creating a sort of community café based around tiny homes. Chris has found that living tiny is a great way to save money. And he has realized that choosing to build it himself saved even more.
If you’re ready to move forward with building your own tiny house like Chris did, we are here to help. We offer trailers that are completely customizable to meet your needs, as well as DIY plans. Of course, if you want us to build your tiny house, we’ll work with you to personalize your home and build it to the highest standards of quality. Contact us today to get started!
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