Tiny houses, big savings: Students build small homes to escape costly rent

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Every university student who has ever lived out of home while studying will know the financial struggle that comes with that lifestyle.

Usually after paying rent, bills, and the bare necessities of an active social life, you’re left with just enough to fund a week’s worth of two-minute noodles to get you by. So it comes as no surprise that the “tiny home” movement has caught the attention of students looking for alternative living situations.

Here we’ve gathered a handful of American students who opted to reduce their living costs by building and moving into small houses during their studying years and beyond. Perhaps these scholars will inspire Australian university-goers to do the same.

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