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Dee Williams Lives in a Stylish 84 Square Foot Tiny House

Dee Williams pays $8 per month for her utilities.


Today more and more people are considering going smaller.

Her kitchen is as simple as a one burner stove.

The bathroom is a composting toilet.

Nope, no shower in her little house.

Today Dee and her business partner Katy run Portland Alternative Dwellings.

They train people to build their own small homes through workshops.

In addition she sells building plans and shows you the basics of a little house on wheels in her book Go House Go.

Dee Williams Tiny House, Photo by Tammy Strobel
Photo Credit Tammy Strobel


Video Interview with PBS

Length: 9:00

Photo Credit Tammy Strobel of RowdyKittens

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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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  • BigWarpGuy August 24, 2011, 6:55 pm

    I like it but I would want one with a shower. I like how rustic it looks. Having low utility bills is a bonus. 🙂

  • jim sadler August 24, 2011, 6:56 pm

    One great advantage of a tiny house is it may be able to dance right around various building codes. Areas that would ban these tiny homes if they were not mobile are not uncommon. And in other areas taking the wheels and axles off the unit may allow it to meet the codes.
    But the ultimate may well be the tiny home or camper built into an old boat hull on a boat trailer. Areas that outlaw both campers and tiny houses may well have no enforcement at all over boats on trailers unless the boat is in public waters.
    Sometimes getting around local governments is the greatest of all challenges.

  • Alex August 24, 2011, 7:47 pm

    Thanks for coming by BigWarp!

  • Alex August 24, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Right on Jim. The boat idea can be a smart way to get around it too. Thanks for stopping by here.

  • sesameB November 21, 2011, 10:33 am

    Yes, I have seen her home. I now live in one, too, on the back of a retiree’s paid off property of long ago. I pay NO rent, I shower at her place, which is a big home, and I barter my time to help her around the 4 acres here in rural Arkansas. I compost, and my kitchen is outside of my tiny home. My tiny home sits in the meadow facing the lake. I finished Henderson State University without a job, and I downsized more of my already small lifestyle. I have no regerts. 4 stars to Dee Williams and her new company!!! (I never adopted the OPRAH lifestyle!)
    Woman of color with Eco Nappy Hair, barefooin, drinking spring water in south central sunny Arkansas

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