I wanted to let you know that a 99 Sq. Ft. Anderjack tiny cottage on wheels is available to buy right now from Four Lights Houses.
This Craftsman style tiny house is located in New York right now. The structure is 7′ x 16′ but with the trailer and roofline it’s about 9’6″ x 20′ with an 11’2″ height.
When you go inside the first level ceiling is 6’6″ high and when you go into the upstairs loft it’s about 3′ tall. This is a shell model which means the interior is unfinished. That’s why it’s just $19,000 because there’s still plenty of work to be done before it’s completed.
Well, almost a tiny house. And to him, it probably felt pretty tiny at first because he went from a 17-bedroom home to a 2-bedroom double wide mobile home.
I ran into this story thanks to one of our readers, Tracy, who sent this over to me on our Facebook Page. (Thanks Tracy!)
It’s the story of a millionaire movie director named Tom Shadyac who has gone from a 17,000 sq. ft. mansion with multiple full-time employees to a luxurious 1000 sq. ft. double wide mobile home.
Photo by Kathclick
That might not be a tiny house to many of us who are considering living in 800 sq. ft. or less but for him, I think it’s quite admirable. He went from 17 bedrooms to just 2. From 13 bathrooms to just 2. And he uncluttered and simplified his life in a big way during the process.
I encourage you to enjoy the rest of this story below and share your thoughts about it in the comments as we ask, “Do you think this trend will continue? Will more millionaires realize that less really is more and end up downsizing?”
…that stuff doesn’t equal happiness. Even if you can hire people to take care of this stuff for you.
Personally I think it’s already happening. Except wealthy folks will most likely not be downsizing to the extent that we might be considering but they’re still realizing the basic principle that more doesn’t mean better… Or happier.
This weekend marked the first day of autumn for 2013. Like many people, I love this time of year. As you probably know from reading Tiny House Talk, I live in a tiny house that we built in the Appalachian Mountains near Asheville North Carolina. As you might imagine this is a majestic place for leaves and other fun fall activities. I thought I might share some of the reasons I love my tiny house in the fall.
1. The Leaves. We didn’t build our house at the top of the mountain ridge. Instead, we chose a small clearing nestled in the middle of our 15 acres that is surrounded by all kinds of amazing trees. Our fall starts with the unexciting Tulip Poplars common in the region. Their leaves simply turn brown and fall off with very little fanfare. But once the Tulip Poplars are out of the way there is room for the rest of the Appalachian trees to shine. It is truly gorgeous.