In search of a more simple life and completeness, the couple, Michael and Diana lived in a 144 square foot tiny home in Northern California for seven years. They feel their house was not tiny but just right for them.
The tiny house does not feel small as you will see below. The natural sunlight and surrounding trees there is magical.
Diana says you enter timeless time here. And it’s easy to forget about everything but the present moment.
The fireplace is a necessity in this home as it creates heat for the home and bathing water.
With no electricity which means no refrigerator, no meat, no ice cream Diana would cook beautifully colored fresh vegetables in one small cast iron pot over the open fire for their meals.
It had been left abandoned for 20 years and was in complete shambles. But since he is a carpenter and builder he knew he could fix it.
To buy it he needed to put 10% down ($14,000) which was his entire life savings at the time. Boldly, he went for it anyway. From 1987 until today the house has made quite the comeback thanks to Tim’s ingenuity.
One of the interesting things to learn from Seggerman and his Brooklyn house project is how his home has evolved over the years just as he has. His house is always changing with him according to his needs.
Even though this isn’t a tiny house, I believe you’ll enjoy and learn a lot from this project (and video) below.
So, according to the story at Faircompanies, he bought an abandoned trailer for only $300 and started building. Two years and $25,000 later he now has his own debt-free tiny house. Did I mention that he’s 6’4″ tall? And the $25k includes purchasing all the tools he needed. Not bad!
I’m really excited to share the video tour and interview thanks to Kirsten Dirksen of Faircompanies where you can get his entire story from start to finish, and tour his entire tiny home on a trailer below. Enjoy!
6’4″ Law Student Living in DIY 150 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home
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