This Couple In Davao Built a Tiny Home Mainly Out of Recycled Materials

Best part? They built it for their employees to use too.

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PHOTO BY Courtesy of Maria Victoria Evangelista

(SPOT.ph) It sure feels like most of us were able to start a hobby or just generally create something during the still ongoing pandemic. Apart from all the bread, crochets, and whatnot were tiny homes. We're sure you've probably been sucked into the YouTube rabbit hole of tiny-house tours and maybe even thought about making your own. Well, here's a signal that you totally can: Victoria and Gerry Evangelista lead by example. This couple-slash-business-partners built their own tiny home out of two container vans they had lying around in their facility in Davao. 

Their bohemian-style tiny home was made mostly with repurposed materials. "Pwede kayong gumawa ng bahay na hindi lahat ay bibilhin, pwede kayong maka-save sa pagre-recycle lang," Victoria told video channel Summit OG in an exclusive.

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"Ini-start talaga namin itong [buuin] noong March [2021], at natapos siya in a little over three months," Gerry recounted. "Ang bilis naming na-set up. Ang maganda dito sa container, although maliit siya, mabilis naman siyang i-construct at makaka-save ka sa time, pati na rin sa labor cost."

They used 20- and 40-feet container vans to create their two-level tiny home. In the end, their tiny house was able to contain two bathrooms, two bedrooms, an outdoor kitchen, a tiny pool, and a balcony overlooking the wide patio.

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What was important for the couple is that the tiny home could be used by friends, family, and yup, their employees on the facility too. While the cozy spot could have easily been made into a vacation rental, “Dito na namin nilagay [ang tiny house] kaysa lumayo pa kami. Dito, pati yung mga empleyado namin nakakapag-enjoy sila na magbakasyon kahit nasa loob lang ng facility," Victoria told Summit OG. "Nagagamit din namin siya kapag may mga conference, kapag nag bu-business meeting kami parang nasa bahay lang din kami. Feel at home sila."

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