This story is simply incredible. Sicily Kolbeck, from Marietta, Georgia, lost her dad Dane in a car accident a month after the two of them began work on a 128-square-foot bungalow they dubbed La Petite Maison.
At that time, Sicily was only 12, but, rather than fall into despair and abandon the project, the girl kept working on it and she has now completed it. The bungalow is fully functional, with a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and would have made dad Dane proud…
1. 14-year-old Sicily Kolbeck’s finished 128-sqaure-foot home, complete with a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.
2. Sicily started work on her building project with her father when she was 12, but took a break after her dad’s untimely passing last February.
3. Sicily with her late father, Dane.
4. Dane Kolbeck was a sailor by trade.
5. While Sicily was the main architect and builder, her father assisted her with blueprints and power tools.
6. Sicily pictured with her late father, Dane, who taught her the basics of construction and using power tools.
7. A couple of months after the car accident that killed Sicily’s dad, the girl immersed herself into the building project with the help of friends and DIY enthusiasts.
8. The middle-schooler went from a building neophyte to a real pro around drills and jigsaws.
9. The cozy home features the bare necessities, including a loft bedroom big enough to fit a queen-size bed and storage space.
10. With the help of experts and staff at a Georgia Home Depot, Sicily learned how to plumb her tiny kitchen and wire the house.
11. When Sicily and her mother move to Maryland this summer, her house will be coming with them.
And here is the video:
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