Tiny House a College Student Decided to Build After He Was Frustrated About Rent Costs

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The rent was just too high for one University of Michigan student until he decided to take matters into his own hands.

Christopher Cerk, a 21-year-old computer science student, didn’t care too much for the freshman dorms and spent $800 per month on rent last year. So Clark dished out about $13,000 on materials over the past two years and built his own small home to reside in during his final two years at U-M.

“Around freshman year I didn’t enjoy living in the dorms so I wanted to do something different,” Cerk told the Ann Arbor News. “I started researching different ways to live. I wanted to put all the money that would be going towards rent in Ann Arbor to something else.”

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