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This 450 Not-So-Square Ft. Yurt is a guest post by Jen McGeehan – share yours!

Our little love yurt is nestled within an Ohia forest, one of the few remaining (they were almost completely wiped out when the sugar cane industry arrived!) on our island in Hawaii.

The God of our universe is still in the business of financial healing and restoration! Travel to paradise as one financially devastated couple take a flight-of-faith, leaving the economically-challenged mountains of Southern California for the unknown off-grid lifestyle of a rented yurt on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The country-wide real estate and banking collapse of 2008 sent millions of American families into financial ruin. Many hung on for dear life, believing the market would correct itself within a year or two. By 2010, no correction was in sight.


In my book, “My Year In A Yurt“, I tell the true story of how my hubby, Pat, and I filled a 40-foot Matson container, shipped our two vehicles, along with our twenty-nine year old equine and three-year old goat, and flew the friendly skies in search of a simpler way of life.

Our enormous debt of over $600,000 came as invisible baggage, as did the painful memory of handing our realtor the keys to our 3,000 square-foot home after three and a half years on the non-existent real estate market. As foreclosure and bankruptcy – additional unwanted travel companions – reared our heads, I sent yet another urgent prayer to heaven asking for God’s divine intervention.

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My Year in a 450 Not-So-Square Ft. Yurt

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Images © Jen McGeehan

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These are the collapsible hotel rooms of Flexotels. They’re used at festivals and events all over the world and they even have extended versions with bathrooms. These fold-out and ready to assemble micro shelters can be put together in 10 minutes.

The largest version is even equipped with a shower, hot water heater, toilet and sink, to provide people with more comfort. These micro shelters contain two box spring beds, two chairs and a table, storage space and electricity. They are rented with linen and towels. Up to 10 rooms can be put onto one truck and delivered. This may not be the best long-term housing solution, but for areas and for people in desperate need, this can be a great housing solution, don’t you think? Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!

Flexotels Collapsible Micro Shelters Set Up in 10 Minutes

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Images © Flexotels

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This 144 Sq. Ft. Toy Box Tiny House is a guest post by Frank Henderson – share yours!


This tiny house is a custom design. Using reclaimed materials and high quality fixtures, the motto of this build was “Downsize and Upgrade”.

There is a spacious sleeping loft (7’x8′) and all of the windows are new and operable. The double patio door offers tons of natural light, and the loft windows create a nice breeze using stack effect.

The house is not set up to go off grid, but can be hooked up to a solar powered system. We have installed a solar vent to keep constant air flow throughout the house.
The base of the house is surrounded by a planting trough in which flowers or succulents can be planted.

There is no toilet, because it was our thought process that a buyer might want something other than what we would provide. The house is plumbed in case you would want to add a water operating toilet (RV flushing toilet).

The trailer is a Tumbleweed, designed specifically for building tiny houses. It has working brakes and lights. Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!

Toy Box Tiny House

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Images © Frank Henderson

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This is a 70 sq. ft. vardo caravan wagon.

The Trillium Caravan is a sleeper camper in the traditional style of the 19th Century English vardo, built by master woodworker Jim Tolpin.

Jim says, “It is impeccably detailed in hand-hewn wood and steel fabricated to the highest highway-worthy standards. One needn’t sacrifice the beauty of traditional materials and antique fixtures for modern convenience.”

The interior offers ample seating–and comfortably sleeps two adults in a queen-size bed. There are beautiful stained glass windows in the front and back of the wagon to allow sunlight to come in.

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70 Sq. Ft. Trillium Vardo Caravan Wagon

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Images © Jim Tolpin

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This is the drawer house created by Japanese architects Nendo in Tokyo, Japan.

It’s a multi-functional residential home that transforms according to what you’re doing whether it’s cooking, sleeping, entertaining, dining, bathing, or studying.

Everything pulls out of one wall so that just like a drawer, you can pull out and put away whatever you need. It’s a versatile way to deal with the limited amount of space available in places like Tokyo. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Multi-functional Transforming Drawer House in Tokyo

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Images © Nendo.jp

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This 600 Sq. Ft. Cottage on Farm in Mexico is a guest post by Michael Mckenna – share yours!

Tiny houses in Mexico…why Mexico? Why not build in a climate that is sunny most of the year and a pleasant 80 degrees with little humidity.

So pleasant that neither heat nor air conditioning are required. The utility costs are minimal here. The property taxes are $100 per year. Sound good?

At Simple Choice Farm you can either rent a 600 sq. ft. cottage for $550 US per month including utilities.  Or buy a 600 sq. ft. cottage for $80,000 US that includes the land.

Located in the mountains of central Mexico, the property has a pool, hot tub, huge circular gardens with vegetables for the picking. Presently I have 2 homes for sale and I’m building 4 more rental units.

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600 Sq. Ft. Cottage on Farm in Mexico

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Images © Michael Mckenna

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This is a no loft studio tiny house on wheels for sale with a rustic style in Alvin, Texas. Update: Sold.

It’s custom built on an 8×18 trailer with 10,000 lb axles which includes brakes.

This tiny home is built using 2×4 construction, low E windows, and all screw construction. When you go inside you’ll find a full kitchenette with toe kick storage, a multifunctional living area, bathroom, and a storage loft. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!

Related: 195 Sq. Ft. Rustic Tiny Home on Wheels (for sale)

Studio Tiny House on Wheels For Sale

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Images © Dennis Baxa

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