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Built her Tiny House Against all odds


Vera had gone through a lot before she sold her home and started building her tiny house — 3 bouts of cancer and two battles with Lyme’s Disease. Resilient as ever, she spent two years sourcing and building a sustainable tiny house and has lived in it for nearly a decade now.

Vera took the time to call all her suppliers and check on how they treated their employees and what their recycling systems looked like. Much of her interior was second-hand or even found on the side of the road. The house is solar-powered and you’ll love all the unique details FLORB shows off during the video tour below.

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Cancer and Lyme’s Disease Survivor Builds Silver Bullet THOW

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While she has a loft, she sleeps on the first floor.

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Her bed/couch takes up the majority of her main living area.

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Love her DIY jacket!

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VIDEO: After Cancer & Lyme Disease, Woman Builds Tiny Home

Highlights:

  • Battled cancer 3x and Lyme’s 2x
  • Home is largely recycled or sustainable
  • Called all product owners to learn about sustainability
  • Has lived tiny for ~10 years
  • Solar-powered Renergy system

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Husabergchamp
    March 30, 2022, 4:34 pm

    I admire a very strong woman. Nice job on the tiny home. Do you share your home with any pets? I’m a cat person myself but a dog can be a very loving companion.

  • vee
    March 30, 2022, 7:36 pm

    What a great and inspiring video from this very strong and capable woman. Clearly she has nailed down what is important in life, at least to her — and how happy she seems to be. She’s incredible!!!

  • Kathy
    March 30, 2022, 7:38 pm

    You are an amazing woman Vera. I admire your ambition in building your wonderful just-right-for-you tiny home. I am blown away by your resilience — I too am a cancer survivor and I know how hard a road that can be. I was also surprised to see that you manage quite a menagerie on your property. What a full life you live. As I said, you are an amazing woman Vera!

  • Marsha Cowan
    April 1, 2022, 10:31 am

    Amazing story, and wonderful tiny house. There are a lot of tiny house ideas to take away from this, but also life lessons of resilience, joy, and fortitude. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Patty Zachary
    April 1, 2022, 10:11 pm

    I need a home, I had 7 mini stroke TIA.

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