The Real Deal New York

Following divorce, architect built a new home for just $11K

December 28, 2013 04:00PM

 After divorcing and losing her home to foreclosure, Macy Miller, an architect from Idaho, bounced back in an unusual way: by building a new home from scratch with her own two hands.

It cost Miller only $11,000 to build her tiny new home — less than 200 square feet – and took just 18 months. And although the home is certainly a downgrade from the 2,500-square-foot house she used to live in, Miller says she never feels claustrophobic.

“Honestly, it doesn’t feel that tiny,” Miller told NPR. “The space is laid out in a way that I have a living room, I have a bedroom, I have a kitchen, I have a bathroom. They all function; none of them feels cramped.” [NPR]Christopher Cameron