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Live in this 185-square-foot California home for $75,000

502 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, California
For sale: $75,000

So many people loved the 185-square-foot house Ryan O'Donnell built that he decided to build something else: a business.

Inspired by the tiny home movement, O'Donnell, who is a carpenter by trade, wanted to live in a small space and documented his work on a Facebook page. He reclaimed the wood for the home from an old house being remodeled across town and found cedar milled from a giant tree that had fallen in a park nearby.

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The tiny space has a wood stove built by a local steel artist, a little kitchen with handmade tile counters and a bed in a loft. The cabin also boasts artistic touches such as handcrafted copper lanterns and sconces and stained glass windows.

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"It's been more like an art project for me," he said.

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Outside, there is a small covered deck, a shower and a composting toilet. It is insulated with sheep wool, and the whole thing sits on a trailer. The buyer would have to find a place to park the home, but O'Donnell says that hasn't been difficult in the nearly two years he has spent there.

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O'Donnell's project is sustainable. During construction, he powered his tools off a bio-fueled generator. He named his business Humble-Hand Crafts, and hopes people will hire him to make similar cabins.

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