Tiny house builds from Aug. 2012 to Aug 2013, and I did this all by myself while working part-time. This tiny house only cost me $5000. I reused lots of things and found free stuff from craigslist. We are a family of 4, soon to be 5, and we live in a tiny house with kids. Living in a tiny house has given us financial freedom and the ability to enjoy our kids more. We have reduced our cost of living greatly, reduced our energy consumption, and uncluttered our lives!