A reporter asked me this week what one piece of advice I would give to people who are thinking of moving into a tiny house. The single most important piece of advice I always give is to try them by renting as many as possible.
Category: Small House Living
All working ranches used to have a bunkhouse, someplace where the hired help slept. Since Sue Smith Moak’s property used to be a working ranch, her guesthouse is called “the bunkhouse,” although it is not for ranch hands, but for visiting family and friends. It also doesn’t actually have bunk beds.
After living in a 90-square-foot studio for five years, I remember the first night in my “enormous” 490 square foot apartment I bought. I was sleeping on a fold-out couch the previous tenant left.
The meme they put on Facebook that reads, “When we crave simplicity, we’re not after an easier life..we’re after more life” describes the Barks family perfectly. Although it isn’t easy, they’ve found more life living in an off-grid cabin accessibly only by ATV and snowmobile.
We live in the suburbs of Kentucky. We just walk three houses up and we can go to a few restaurants, but we can drive just down the road and be in the middle of nowhere. I love our life.
Derek “Deek” Diedricksen’s tiny house designs have been called innovative, fun, funky, beautiful and unique, but one thing the designs by the host of HGTV’s Tiny House Builders hasn’t been called is boring.
For many Americans, downsizing might mean going to 700 square feet. But the Page family, who live in Northeast Missouri, downsized from 700 square feet to 350!
At the time that I lost my home and horse business to the housing crisis, I could not have been convinced that it was the best thing to ever happen to me- but it was.