An update from this Tiny House Family.
“We are a family of four (plus one large dog and one cat) living in 168 sq. ft., plus sleeping lofts. The tiny house is our first structure on our small, mortgage-free homestead. In order to move onto our land and live rent and mortgage-free as soon as possible, we decided to build a tiny house. The solution was a good one. We have lived in our tiny house full-time since May of 2011 and can report that our lives have been deeply enriched by this lifestyle.”
Read more about this Tiny House Family on CNN iReport.
Tammy Strobel from RowdyKittens just did a guest post on Tiny House Blog about these great little houses in Portland. They were built by Jeff and Brad who make an extra effort to reuse and recycle while creating these tiny habitable works of art.
Portland Tiny Homes
I was recently contacted by a fellow named Derek Alexander Diedricksen who is in the process of writing a book called, “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts, and Anything Else We Could Squeeze in Here.” It turns out that Derek is quite a scavenger-builder himself.
Derek Diedricksen’s Vermont Cabin
Jeff and Arlene have completed their tiny house and have pulled it up from California to Seattle. After a safe trip the house is now sitting in its new space in Ballard, the neighborhood in Seattle where they have settled. The house design is a Tumbleweed Fencl and you can see construction photos on their blog.
Mini-Mobile Cottage: Made It
Hillary and Matt over at This Tiny House had their story told on Apartment Therapy recently. Their tiny house is a small lightweight travel trailer that they are renovating.
Read about This Tiny House
Here’s another story of people finding happiness is a small space. Sasha and John live in this 480 square foot home in Toronto. After living in a small apartment for 10 years they were ready to buy a home and resisted the natural temptation to buy more. Now they are reaping the rewards of living simply. Read Sasha and John’s story. I first spotted this on RowdyKittens and Tiny House Blog.
I just stumbled on this great blog and story of a young family of three living on the road in a Class-C RV. They are freelance web designers who can work anywhere with an internet connection and have chosen to hit the road instead of tying themselves down. Explore Tumblewagon
If this lifestyle interests you should also check out Technomadia.
Chuck Witmer of Silver Spring, MD built this backyard woodshop and painting studio. You can see more photos of it on Flickr, read the complete story on Shedblog and Shedworking.
Mike in Texas built a simple inexpensive tiny house to put an end to an 80-mile round-trip commute. During the work week Mike lives in his tiny house and on weekends goes home to his big house. So far he’s spent about $3,000 in his tiny house. Read the complete story at Tiny House Blog.
This is a wonderful story about Keith and April Blankenship overcoming adversity. They have discovered that a life of simplicity in a tiny house was their path to a rewarding semi-retired life. It’s exciting to see people using their ingenuity and finding clever ways to realize their dreams. This is also a great example of how a leap of faith is also often required for finding a way to turn sour lemons into sweet lemonade.
Read the complete story at Tiny House Blog.