Andrea and Gabriella built this tiny house for $22,ooo (not counting appliances)--about $2,000 more than mine, including "extreme" appliances, including steam shower. But, they covered all their priorities in a beautiful and clever way. Their closet, for the three of them, is a fraction of mine, for only myself, at this time, but it is incorporated, cleverly, into the stairs leading to their loft, bedroom. They designed their top priority, their kitchen, to be the biggest room in their house and "full service," although I don't see their oven or cook top. Plus, I see much less top cabinet storage than mine. Their mortgage free, minimalist life-style and low utilities gives them more from a small income for family and experiential priorities, which they say has brought them closer together as a couple and a family. CLICK HERE
Their roof line is one of the things I like best about their design. It's tallest where you want more head room, especially for a tall dude. The only down side is that to travel to any great degree, it does through the towing balance (side-to-side) off, and could cause some fish tailing, if you weren't VERY careful. Good, however for moving from one location to another for long terms, which they will probably want to do, when their daughter goes out on her own. In the mean-time, they came up with a clever option for her space. You will note, in the many wonderful pictures, their dining nook only has space and chairs for two.
Their 14 year old daughter enjoys her own Tiny Cottage, one room cottage, adjacent to her parent's house. She comes and goes to her parent's home to share time and meals, but can, then, retire to her own space for teen' privacy. CLICK HERE Check out Andrew and Gabriella's free e-course at their Tiny House Build site.
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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