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Built her Tiny House Against all odds

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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


  • 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.

  • Jeremy
    June 14, 2022, 5:54 pm

    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.

  • Marsha Cowan
    March 9, 2024, 8:09 pm

    Get on a strict Keto diet right now. By strict, I mean meat, cheese, eggs, real butter, whole milk, unsweetened tea, and lots of water. Cream cheese is sweet and helps you stay on the diet. Too much to explain here, but trust me, you should see results in a couple of weeks if you are really faithful on it. Keep it up for a month, and if it is really making you feel better, keep on it for more months, but at this point allow yourself one “cheat day” a week. You’ll get sick as a dog and hurt real badly the next day, and soon you’ll quit eating foods that make you miserable and your “cheat day” will be rewarding. I hope you’ll try this, and I pray it works for you as well as it’s worked for me in the past.

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