Househunter builds a tiny eco home on wheels which costs just £15 a month to run

Mail Online | 4/17/2019 | Rory Tingle For Mailonline
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A househunter has quit the world of renting and built his own tiny eco home on wheels costing just £15 a month to run - and he is now selling similar models around the world.

Chris Marsh, 36, moved into the 180-square-foot wooden cabin in March. It is set across two floors and includes two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/living area, a washing machine and a large shower room.

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He previously rented a two-bedroom house Hexham, Northumberland, for £650 a month and forked out £100 over the same period on electricity bills and £160 on council tax.

But since spending 11 weeks building the new eco home himself, Mr Mash now lives in the building almost for free after buying the land in Northumberland for £110,000 in January with the original plan to build a full house there.

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Mr Marsh, who previously worked as a building manufacturer, now sells 30 of the mini homes a year to other buyers across Europe - with each one priced at £50,000.

He said: 'My old house was lovely but it wasn't remotely economical; it had single glazed windows and oil heating that I'd rarely put on with it being so expensive to run.

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'The house was constantly cold and I was tired of paying out so much money each month - it was hard to maintain and keep it up to scratch.

'I then came across these 'tiny houses' on an American website and thought I'd give it a try making one myself.

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'I've now been living in my new house full time since the end of March and completely love it - I won't be rushing...
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