The story begins in the summer of 2016. A few friends preparing for another year of high school yet wanting to travel as much as possible. Attracted to the Tiny House Movement, we decided best financial decision at the time would be to build a Tiny Home. Before we knew it, we had purchased a trailer and pulled up to the Reda's home.
Gregory S. Reda proceeded to tell his mom that him and his friends were going to build a Tiny Home this summer and she reluctantly allowed it. We pulled into the garage and began the framing. Having previous experience in construction and roofing, Greg was able to understand a majority of the build process. While Greg liked to add his own process to the build, his brother Zach, would often make sure things were going smoothly.
We continued to build the home with the help of our friends Dan, Matt and Thomas. The five of us built the home on a strict budget of $1,000 using Craiglist and other sources of second hand materials. We had finished a beautiful shell by late September when we all realized something that would change the course of this story forever.
Not one of us owned a truck nor knew of anyone who had access to one. Greg drove a two door Voltswagon Cabrio, Dan drove a small sedan and the rest were in possession of lawn ordainments. Wanting to build a Tiny Home to avoid paying hotel and hostel fees without the actual practicality of bringing it anywhere made the home almost unless to us. We had already had our shed where we would spend most nights. So something had to be done.
Greg always having a business attitude with projects began marketing the home to other cliental. There was a tremendous amount of interest in the home and Greg was able to sell the home for a tremendous profit (at the time). Looking back we only averaged about $4.50 an hour but the experience alone was priceless.
After selling the home we decided to continue building the homes today and to this day will always remember its humble beginning.
This link will direct you to a few of our very first videos when building our first home. Our technique and skill since has increased incredibly. Please do not use some of the techniques we tested on our first build.
Greg is one of our main managers at Ukrainian Restoration, conducts all job estimates, oversees all work and ensures 100% customer satisfaction. He also studies Computer Science at Drew University with a minor in Russian. Past professions include construction, roofing and design courses.
Zach is another manager at Ukrainian Restoration. He assists with operations and technology. He’s also studying software engineering and business University of Miami.
Daniel has been working with Ukrainian Restoration since becoming interested in the Tiny House movement in 2016. He is getting a degree in Business Management and a minor in Computer Science.