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488 Sq. Ft. WeeHavyn Tiny House

This is a 488 sq. ft. tiny house called the WeeHavyn.

It is a small house that was rescued and moved to it’s present position in 2010.  It was built in the 1950’s but because of the move has all new wiring, plumbing and foundation… the best of both worlds.  I currently live in the house alone, but at one point, I lived in it with my ex-husband and daughter. I also run a full time business, Half-Pint Homestead, out of the house.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Sakka Lorraine May 13, 2016, 6:38 pm

    I really like the look and layout of your house. You live a minimalist lifestyle without scrimping. It really shows how to keep possessions down to a workable minimum. I’m trying to do the same.

    • Sherry May 14, 2016, 8:02 am

      Thanks! The hardest part is getting started. It’s so easy to get hung up on what you paid for something when you start shedding the stuff and feeling like you have too much invested to get rid of it. Eventually your awareness shifts and you realize you don’t own the stuff, it owns you!

  • Michelle Parent-Wetmore May 13, 2016, 7:53 pm

    This is definitely one of the top 5 tiny houses that I love. This is long term livable and well thought out. Two adults and one child could easily live here. The only thing I would change is instead of a sladder I would use the stairs that have drawer storage on the side. Beautiful, I wish you many happy years.

    • Sherry May 14, 2016, 8:04 am

      We’re experimenting with a tiny desk space under the ladder. The next video with all our improvements should be out this week.

  • Paula May 14, 2016, 1:11 am

    Thanks, Sherry, for sharing your home with us. The arrangement of the rooms has been carefully thought out. What I didn’t notice was a heater, or air conditioner ( I know it can be muggy in Missouri in the summer). What do you use for heat?

    • Sherry May 14, 2016, 1:09 pm

      There are electric baseboard heaters in the living room and bedroom. They are fairly expensive to run, but with the size of the house the utility bill is always manageable. One concern is what to do in event of a power outage which is a definite possibility if there’s an ice storm. We are planning on putting a ventless gas heater in to replace them. We just use window air conditioners during the hottest months. The house is shaded all day, so we only need it during the worst heat.

  • Rue May 14, 2016, 2:12 am

    What a nice little house! The bathroom is a little awkward, with the back door and all, but I could deal with that.

    She’s very good at tucking things away in cabinets and corners and behind those little curtains. Not that she’s got much to tuck, but still.

  • Maria May 14, 2016, 6:37 am

    Love this house. Wish I had the building plans. Would love to retire in a tiny home just like this one.

  • Kathy May 15, 2016, 10:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing your little home with us – it is charming!! Many of us would try too hard to cutesy-fy a tiny cottage such as this one (myself included) and I am happy, as no doubt you are, that you resisted the temptation. Yours was a rescue-and-restore story of a wonderful post WWII cottage that appears to have gone remarkably well! This is, to my thinking, a type of tiny house that makes real sense if you are not wanting to move your tiny house around. There are thousands and thousands of cottages like yours that could be restored and moved to a new lot or even left where they were originally built. Good luck with the completion of your kitchen (I totally agree with your decision not to get to the bathroom through the kitchen). I look forward to your “new and improved” video with the completed kitchen!

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