Weird Homes Tour – Austin
Joel Weber created his tiny home while attending the University of Texas with 2 main goals: To graduate debt free, and to skip dorm life. Anyone who lives in Austin can tell you that’s a hard combination to accomplish but Joel found a way through building his world famous Tiny Home.
Inspired after living several months in South America, Joel sought to live more minimally with less impact on the planet. To do so, he personally designed his home from scratch and apprenticed with local craftsman.
Through sweat equity, bartering, up-cycling materials and a little help from his community, Joel was able to complete his home in less than a year for under $15,000. Although, tiny in size, the 145 sq foot structure is big on style which he describes as “organic contemporary”.
Now working as a local designer, Joel uses his Tiny Home as an educational experience to share with others.