Sometimes life becomes so complicating that you may wish to have a private garden, house or even a room that will isolate you from daily turmoil and relax you. But everybody knows that this is not very affordable. Macy Miller, an architect living in Idaho, the USA wanted to have such a place, but declined to pay for the blood-sucking mortgage. She made even a harder but also a radical decision and said ‘I will build my home by myself!’.
Yes, you read correctly, she did actually manage to build herself a house. The small 18-square meter house is a perfect example of its range. Miller used this opportunity to realize her dream and what she learnt in architecture class. She built herself a house on a trailer by using recycling materials. She used recycled shipping pallets for the exterior design and the windows given to her for free. The house has a bathroom, toilet, kitchen and lightning system. The construction process began in December in 2011, and lasted longer than expected due to the reason that she spent time finding sustainable materials. The most time-consuming part was turning shipping pallets into the materials for exterior siding. Now, Miller wishes to buy a building plot to park her mini house. Her ultimate aim is to make the construction independent from public services and eco-friendly.