13-Year-Old Builds His Own Mini-House In His Backyard • MetDaan

13-Year-Old Builds His Own Mini-House In His Backyard


Most kids out there have computer games or their favorite cartoon character on their mind. They don’t know, nor do they care about the adult’s world. And frankly, depending on how young they are, they really shouldn’t.

Meet Luke Thill. He is not like most kids.

This talented thirteen-year-old individual comes from Dubuque, Iowa, and we bet you haven’t seen a kid as creative or as artsy as he is!

He didn’t build some toy he can play with, but rather he decided to craft his own little house in his parents’ backyard. You read that right! A little house! His little home wasn’t all that cheap. It cost him around $1,500.

While most of the children just play around this little guy made himself a unique shelter. Way to go, Luke!

Are you ready to be impressed? Let’s go inside and have a look.


Source: Facebook/Luke Thill

While many of Luke’s peers were spending the time on their iPads, smartphones, or PlayStations, he decided to keep himself busy the old-fashioned way. And, definitely more useful. In his YouTube channel, the little architect explains that he decided to go crafty and build a tiny house out of boredom. After extensive research, Luke put his plan into action.


Source: Facebook/Luke Thill

It took him a year to collect the money and materials needed for the project. He started an online fund-raiser and ran errands for anyone who needed help in the neighborhood in order to make money.

For example, he cleaned his electrician friend’s garage in exchange for help to install the electricity. Luke used about 75% recycled material. Most of the things were from his grandmothers’ house. The front door was a gift from an uncle’s friend.


Source: Facebook/Luke Thill

The innovative eighty-nine-square-foot house is ten feet long and five and a half feet wide. As mentioned before, there is electricity inside, but there is no plumbing, yet.
“I liked the minimalism,” he told The Des Moines Register. “And I wanted to have a house without a huge mortgage.”
Since many have been interested and curious about the house, Luke has made few videos in which he talks about details of the project.



Source: Facebook/Luke Thill

Luke’s parents helped him a little, both financially and with the building itself. But his dad made sure that it would be Luke who would do most for this project.
“It was a chance for a kid to do something more than play video games or sports,” Luke’s dad Greg told The Des Moines Register. “It teaches life lessons.”

This house is most definitely not to be underestimated. It is every thirteen-year-old’s dream house. Or, well, it should be if it isn’t already. Imagine having a small space for yourself only. An escape shelter from reality.

It has a microwave, a TV and a loft with a bed. What else would you need? It’s perfect for teenagers to chill and hang out in. And that’s not all. There’s even a barbecue and flowers in the back. Luke goes in his tiny house to write homework or to sleep.


His ambition doesn’t stop here. Luke wants to build another house, an even bigger one this time. He believes that will inspire others to follow their dreams.

“I want to show kids it’s possible to build at this age,” he says in one of his videos.

You can really see how proud he is about his project below.

Source: Luke Thill

Have you ever put your creativity to the test and built something similar to this? Share it in the comments!

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