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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Her Super Sustainable DIY Tiny Home
While she has a loft, she sleeps on the first floor.
Her bed/couch takes up the majority of her main living area.
Love her DIY jacket!
VIDEO: After Cancer & Lyme Disease, Woman Builds Tiny Home
- 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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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.
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!!!
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!
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.
I need a home, I had 7 mini stroke TIA.
Kudos Vera. We need to gather and take our health into our own hands as modern medicine falls short, I am quite literally being left to die. The past 2 years have been a horror story that only another sufferer can begin to understand. People think I am on drugs or just straight crazy most of the time. I havent even had a beer since 2009 my Identity has been rewritten.
I am being eaten alive by Lyme disease and I am shockingly just a few days away from being homeless. I graduated college 3 years ago with a degree in microbiology. If I make it through this alive I want to start a tiny house research refuge. I have come to find that there are many Lyme victims who have experience the same thing and often are driven to suicide.
I am having neurological issue that are getting me instantly stigmatized. I am an oddball mad scientist to begin with, I try but I am not a social butterfly. I cant find the niche I flourished in. I need like minds, need to help others. A research based Lyme refuge would be an ideal platform for innovation. Family.