News made the rounds on Saturday that Comedienne Emanuella, 10 years, built a house for her mother and this reminded us of the time an American teenager Luke Thill built his own house by himself in 2017.
Luke Thill at the time was an Iowa middle school student who spent almost a year building his own home in his family’s backyard.
The boy raised $1,500 of his own money by mowing lawns and helping neighbors and friends in order to build his 89-square-foot tiny home.
“I was just on YouTube looking around and came across a tiny house idea and then that spiraled into looking at almost every YouTube video there is, it felt like. I got obsessed with them and decided to build my own.” Luke told ABC News.
Luke’s parents, Greg and Angie Thill, saw their son was on a mission and gave him the go-ahead to build a home on the family’s four-acre property.
“We said, ‘If you’re that serious we have to set some ground rules,’” Greg Thill told ABC News. “We told him he had to have the financial responsibility of it, raise the money and choose the materials and stay in the budget.”
Luke began construction of the home in June 2016. He got help from his dad on the home’s construction and his mom helped with the interior furnishings.
Luke’s sister and twin brother also helped and he learned how to barter his services with friends and family who donated reclaimed materials and their own skills.
Even though Emenualla might have not directly involved herself in the construction of the edifice for her mother, she is being extolled for having the discretion to build a shelter for her parent even at that tender age.