Luke Thill acquired a home at the age of 13.
The middle schooler in Dubuque, Iowa, had finished constructing an 89-square-foot tiny house in the backyard of his parents’ house.
Starting at the age of 11, he worked on the project for a year and a half with a budget of $1,500 that he had earned by performing neighborhood chores.
Luke’s trip had just begun, and that was just the beginning.
Luke Thill, now 17 years old, has built a teardrop camper with his brother Cole, adding to their growing collection of tiny homes. Luke told Insider that he intends to make tiny living a way of life.