In all, Weber spent about $20,000 making his tiny house. He saved up a considerable amount, and the rest came from donations from friends, family, and his community. Weber designed the house himself, and a professional carpenter and an electrician both volunteered time to work with him to realize the design.
Besides planning, organizing, and building his own home, Weber also does landscaping, house-sitting, and works as a nanny for people in his Dallas community. Weber used the money from these jobs to save up for his project. And he's no money-grubber, either. When he has a bit more cash, he'll charge people less for his services. "It's about being able to give back to people in my community," he says.
The interior is surprisingly spacious for being under 200 square feet.