Most 16 year old’s are worried about what they are going to wear to school the next day, or who they are taking to the upcoming dance. Sixteen year old Austin Hay is not thinking about that at all, instead he is thinking about his future and how he will be mortgage free and have an awesome home to dwell in!
Inspired by his dad’s dedication and a simple high school shop class, he bought a $2,000 trailer with his summer job income and starting constructing a 130 square-foot tiny house.
In the video below, a reporter asks Hay, “Do you think anyone can build their own house?” Hay responds enthusiastically, “Oh yeah, they just have to put their mind to it, and that’s what scares people. That and it’s hard work.”
The project was not a short-term hobby for Hay. He was a freshman in high school when he came up with the idea, and didn’t finish the house until his senior year. Throughout the process he made a few rookie mistakes, like unplugging his refrigerator when it was filled with ice cream. “That’s my one teenager mistake so far,” he says. “I gotta clean that up soon.”
To see the finished house, skip to 5:59 in the video below.
Source : Youtube