Who says a house has to be made of bricks and permanently anchored to the ground? Certainly not Paul Elkins from the USA. He has flipped the traditional concept of a house on its head by building a portable home that leaves most people astonished.
Over the past few years, the innovative homeowner has cycled around his homeland with his 59-pound lightweight house hitched as a trailer. The house, constructed from materials like plastic, cardboard, screws, and duct tape, cost him roughly $150 to assemble.
Despite what many would consider extremely cramped living conditions, Paul, the house's sole occupant, is quite content with his life in a dwelling that's about the size of a luxurious doghouse. From the outside, it may not look like Paul's house can hold anything useful, but the reality is quite different. When he invites people inside, they are usually shocked.
The house features a kitchen with a stove and sink, a bedroom with a bed, storage boxes, LED lighting, and even a skylight. But living in such a small space requires good organization and practical thinking.
Paul doesn't feel like he's missing out on anything. The freedom that comes with a portable home is what appeals to him the most.
"This opens up new possibilities for getting around, traveling, and living. You don't have car insurance, and you don't need to pay for contents insurance," Paul Elkins explains.
The anti-materialistic man highly recommends others to build their own portable homes, especially if they are low on funds but high on adventure.
Step inside Paul Elkins' home in this video.