(KTVB)  In November 2011, Macy Miller began working on her big plans for a tiny house: A 196 square-foot tiny house to be exact.

Miller is a designer at a commercial architecture office. She wanted to learn more about building processes from framing to electrical work.

"I wanted to learn more about construction. I wanted a hands-on project. I wanted to save money on rent. There were a lot of things that just kind of lined up for me for it to make sense," Miller said.

Her house took her a year and a half to build, and by using reclaimed and bargain materials, doing the bulk of labor herself or with her dad, her final price tag was just $11,416.16.