In this post I’m introducing you to Esther and Kenny who are a young couple who have designed, built, and now live simply in their 170 sq. ft. tiny home.
I was lucky enough to have the chance to interview them and they were nice enough to share their thoughts and experiences with all of us here at Tiny House Talk.
For me it’s always exciting when anybody decides to take charge with a small space. And it especially makes me happy to see young people doing it because I know how helpful it can be for them later on.
Smart Couple Design, Build & Live in 170 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home
The Porter Cottage is the picture of environmental sustainability. From the composting toilet to the solar panels that allows the tiny cabin to have modern furnishings without being on the power grid, this comfortable abode measures only 550 square feet.
The designer of this tiny house is Alex Scott Porter who built the place for her father, Bruce Porter. The family is no stranger to academia. Bruce, now retired, used to teach at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Alex has a Masters of Architecture from Columbia but also attended Yale’s School of Architecture and earned a BA cum laude from Penn State. Following in her father’s footsteps, Alex has also taught at Columbia, Barnard and the Pratt Institute.