Anyone knows that an ordinary-sized home is not easy to maintain as a proper clean-up can take up to several hours. Lucky for Luke, his tiny house with its tiny spaces was a lot more easy to keep clean and tidy. Living in a small-sized house is ideal for those who hate cleaning and keeping things tidy, and Thill regarded himself as one of those lucky ones.
Every couple of days, Luke would do a little clean-up for his little home. He shared a vlog on YouTube of the whole process, in which he admitted that it usually only takes him about 15 minutes to get his tiny home to a spick and span level, clean and tidy. Many of his subscribers commented how jealous they were that it was such a breeze for him to clean his house.
An Awe-Inspiring Teenager
By now, a lot of people, as well as media reporters, were curious to find out why Luke wanted to build a tiny house in the first place. The teen's answer was quite mature for his young age. He declared that he "wanted to have a house without a huge mortgage." That was an impressive answer, considering he was only 13 years old at the time.
Besides being a cheaper option, Luke added that around 75% of the house was built from recycled materials. The construction of the home put less of a burden on the environment than most homes, and that was the biggest bonus for Luke. He asserted that if everyone lived more simple lives, then in general, their lives would be far less stressful.
Resolving the AC Issue
As the seasons went on, summer came back around, and the need to have a functioning AC became more of a priority. Most know how hectically hot and humid the summer in Iowa can get, so Luke devised a plan. He was aware that the 15-amp electrical system that was currently installed wouldn't be enough to successfully power an entire AC system.
Luckily, Luke was an innovative chap, and he knew just what to do. He purchased furnace filters for a measly $2 and sprayed them with water. He then placed them next to the windows and the fan so that every time the air passed through the damp filter, it cooled the air down. Essentially, this was an improvised evaporating cooler that used evaporation to lower the temperature.
Tiny House Party
While the concept of throwing a party in a tiny house seemed great, a lot of Luke's followers wondered if it was even possible to entertain and have people over in such a small space. Having a tiny house, however, does not mean that you can't have your loved ones over. Luke added that he loved to host his friends and family at his tiny, humble abode.
Admittingly, he said that cooking was a tad tricky in his little kitchen since smoke quickly filled the small kitchen space. Nevertheless, he did learn how to cook "camper stew burritos" and often hosted his loved ones so that they could get a taste. Of course, he couldn't invite a whole boatload of people over at once, but when the weather was nice, it was easy to have all his guests sit outside.
While the 13-year-old certainly made a big impression with his tiny house, it was the first time that he had ever built something of this kind. Understandably, he had some regrets about a few choices he made along the way of building his own tiny house, but he regarded all of them as lessons to learn from.
For instance, the glaze spill and the lack of a bathroom. He also admitted that one of the light fixtures that he installed was too large and, therefore, easy for people to knock their heads on. He also added that the paneling was done too fast, and that resulted in a scruffy end result. Nonetheless, he was still super proud and chuffed of his overall project.