- This 90 sq. ft house in Big Sur, Cal. looks like a real Hobbit Home that blends into it's surroundings, with it's passive solar and wild flower covered roof. But wait, see how it opens up into a breezy, redwood bark covered cabana that overlooks and breathes in the ocean view. It shows no sanitary facilities, so I presume there is an outdoor camp toilet and a "sun shower" bag hanging somewhere.
Micro homes are not designed for full time living. They are an elegant to basic shelter to wake up in and return to at the end of the day. They presume you do most of your living, eating, and basic functions, away from "home." At 136 sq ft., the last model does have more "live in" accommodations such as a full size bath/shower and toilet. But, still it does not provide more than a counter-top for a cook top, no oven, but it does have a tiny refrigerator & actual storage staircase and hanging closet. In the case of two micro homes, they serve as office, den or grandchildren's room, and live adjacent to, or in back of their site bound, larger home. But, appreciate them for what they are, a REFUGE from the hustle and bustle of most people's "daily grinds." And, if you dress simply, or have an office, or adjacent home, with closet & shower facilities, there is so much more money left over to entertain yourself with outside your home.
When the economy crashed and Jaclyn was being forced from her home due to foreclosure, she knew she wanted more than just a roof over her head. She wanted to travel, and have adventures, but didn't want to live in an RV. She wanted her home to be soul inspiring and nurturing, but needed to create it on a shoe-string budget. So, with minimal funds and a little help from her friends, she built her tiny traveling sanctuary.
In this blog, you'll find the story of Jaclyn's journey from foreclosure to Living Large, Tiny in her Gypsy Island Sanctuary.
Go here for her story.
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