Nearly a week after their “tiny house” went missing, two local business partners recovered the home with the help of social media.
Dr. Agustin Bello of Danville and Eric Williams of Bismarck built the tiny home out of the workshop in Bismarck under their new business: Big E’s R.T.
It’s a 20-foot by 8-foot space on wheels, complete with a kitchen, full bathroom, two dorms and a set of French doors. However, Bello said it’s still under construction as they’d like to install individualized cabinetry and molding for its first resident.
“For the most part, it’s pretty much a nice little home,” Bello said.
It’s not the only one they plan to build. Bello said for every two units they sell, they plan give away a tiny house to someone in need. However, Bello said he and Williams still are deciding how to go about finding their first recipient.
When Williams parked the tiny house off Illinois Route 1 at a friend’s property north of Walmart, he thought it was a safe location.
“We were planning on moving it, but we were waiting to be able to put it on the ground,” Williams said.
He made a post about the theft on Facebook that was shared more than 1,200 times. By March 18, Williams said he received a call from Jennifer Parson saying the trailer had appeared on Batestown Road.