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A Tiny House In The Woods Of North Carolina

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Meet Matt and Laura. They’re building their own Tiny House in the woods of western North Carolina while they live and work in Atlanta.

That means progress on the house is made on the weekends. And a high five for power tools! They started in April of 2009 and are nearing completion almost two years later.

I wanted to take a moment to publicly congratulate you two (yes you, Matt and Laura!) on your first year of working on Life in 120 Square Feet (click to visit their blog).

You’ll notice that theirs is not built on a trailer and instead they decided to go with a more permanent approach (I’m sure they can move it if they want to later).


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Matt and Laura's Tiny House on a regular Foundation

I like the idea of using a traditional foundation versus building on wheels. It gives these homes way more of that Thoreau feel, you know? And I like that.

If you’re wondering, they used the Tarleton design from Tumbleweed Tiny Houses.

You can learn more about them and their previous progress at the links below.

Life in 120 Square Feet Blog
LiveJournal Archives

Photo Credit: Matt and Laura


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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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  • March 29, 2011, 2:41 pm

    Thanks Alex. You have a great site here. It is wonderful to see the interest in tiny homes continue to grow!

  • BigWarpGuy
    March 29, 2011, 8:07 pm

    That looks very relaxing. It would be a great place to get away from it all (or most of it anyway. 🙂 )

  • Jeremy
    September 21, 2014, 4:57 pm

    Hi folks. I am wondering what county you did this in? Are there any special building codes? Do you have electricity? Water? My family and I are looking for land now in western NC and wondering what county you built this in as I don’t want to build ours on a trailer either. Thanks and have a great day!

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