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77-year-old moves into main-floor tiny house on wheels


This is the story of Penny. She’s a 77-year-old who sold half of her stuff to simplify into a tiny home on wheels with a main-floor bedroom.

Penny lives in a tiny house community that’s on the coast of Oregon. She loves her kitchen and downstairs bedroom, but doesn’t like her loft even though she doesn’t sleep up there, she still uses that space for storage and there’s also a doggy treadmill up there too! So she’s actually selling her tiny house so that she can get a new one. Learn more below!

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77-year-old’s Main-Floor Tiny Home on Wheels

A cozy chair with some natural light.

Her tiny house bathroom with flush toilet…

The upstairs sleeping loft.

Her tiny home with a shed-style roof. Get the full tour and story behind this tiny house by watching the video tour below.

VIDEO – At 77 She Sold Half Of Her Stuff To Live In Her Downstairs Bedroom Tiny Home on Wheels

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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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  • Avatar SHARON B FRIED
    January 18, 2020, 10:36 am

    I love Penny and her beautiful THOW and would be interested in buying it except for the small actual living space that she
    called the great room. All the best to you Penny!

  • Avatar Zoe
    January 18, 2020, 4:23 pm

    Love this tiny house design and Penny is fabulous! Wondered about a washer/dryer setup in there though.

  • Avatar Melissa Robinson
    January 18, 2020, 4:43 pm

    I saw Penny and her THOW’s in another video or online source last week. According to that source, she sold her lofted THOW’s already (it went very quickly) before her one story/no loft tiny house was built! Not sure where she’s living in the interim…

  • Avatar Gail Van Luvanee
    January 18, 2020, 5:39 pm

    I like the idea —- there aren’t many tiny homes with disabled people in mind. Yet, the only problem is that her house isn’t FULLY handicap accessible (looking to the future ….. i’m almost 70 but am already disabled from chronic illnesses —- ALL of us become disabled at some point in our lives, if only because of age.). I am a retired residential architectural designer/drafter and a STRONG advocate for “Aging in Place” Tiny Homes and handicap accessiblity. (LOL is there such a thing? LOL) It is also VERY difficult for me to maintain my home and i don’t have the money to hire anyone (my only income is SSD/SSI). I live in a 55+ community not too far from where Lady Lake.

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    January 19, 2020, 10:49 am

    She said we could find her on Facebook but there’s no link to it? I love her tiny home and I was wondering about the beautiful picture in her bedroom. Anyway I love her taste and she made a beautiful home.

    • Avatar James D.
      January 21, 2020, 12:06 am

      She couldn’t provide a link, so just search for “Penny Burt” on facebook to contact her…

  • Avatar Brenda Kile
    February 11, 2020, 5:08 pm

    Very inspiring.

  • Avatar Claude Philippe Pariseault
    June 3, 2020, 4:56 pm

    Good for you Penny, and the best in your new world.

  • Avatar Heather HJ
    June 19, 2020, 4:32 pm

    Way 2go Penny! I love your video showing us your adorable THOW, u did great! The video was just how I like. Very informative but not long winded, as some can be. I hope u get your ground floor tiny 4 u & your doggy. (Wished he/she made an appearance in video) Maybe next time. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say we’d love 2 see the new one & doggy 2! U live about 2 hours north of me. Enjoy the coastal breeze in your new THOW. Best wishes, stay safe. 😎😷☔🌦🌈🌞

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