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I’m living for $200 a month in a tiny home in a stranger’s backyard – and they got free money to build it for me
By Callie Patteson,
A NINETEEN-year-old student is living inside a tiny home in a stranger’s backyard in California for only $200 a month.
The stellar steal on rent is all thanks to the San Diego couple looking to help ease the ongoing housing crisis in their area.
Abdul Mobin Safi, an Afghanistan refugee, is living in Ellen and Greg Stone’s backyard for the next nine months.
The couple, who live in Normal Heights, built the tiny home in partnership with Urban Corps, a non profit that offers paid job training and career development for low-income young adults looking to earn their high school diploma.
In March, the couple began to build the home with the organization – completely funding its construction, according to CBS 8.
“I’m so excited,” Ellen told the outlet.
“We have a great sized lot. Everything lined up. Yeah, it really did.”
The couple initially were planning to buy a tiny home when they first got married, using funds gifted by family and friends, but no longer needed to after they found a larger home.
Instead, they put that money towards building a tiny home in their backyard.