Cindy downsized from her four-bedroom home into this stunning one-bedroom Deluxe Casita from Better Built Structures — and she did it all on one income, paying cash as she went! Local builders helped her finish out the floor plan she designed, and now she has a wonderful debt-free home to live in throughout her later years.
The house is 16×40, which is definitely more “small” than tiny, but her story is still an inspiration. The interior has a full kitchen on one end, and a spacious ground-floor bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. What I love about her home is all the furniture and knickknacks she included — it’s classy and elegant, and shows that you can keep plenty of personality in your little home. She even has a China cabinet!
Check out the photo tour below, and then read Cindy’s story after the pictures.
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Retiring in Debt-Free 16×40 Deluxe Casita
The home has a great front porch!
The spacious main living area, with a family room and dining spot.
Here’s the view from the bedroom.
Her kitchen with all the necessary appliances.
I love all the counter space and the shape of the kitchen.
A lovely window-side dinette.
And even a China cabinet! Love it.
TV and mini entertainment center.
Here’s a wide-angle view of the bedroom.
Her gorgeous bed looks perfect.
Look at all this vintage furniture! Love it.
A full-length mirror and closet.
Her bathroom with a walk-in tile shower.
Vanity, flush toilet, and pet bowls.
There’s even a stacked washer/dryer in here!
And finally, a guest loft!
I have built a 16×40 tiny home for my retirement. This beauty is located on family land in South Eastern Oklahoma.
Tiny Homes have hit the market in a huge way, so I decided it was the best option for my retirement. I’ve been single for many years. I completed the cabin on a single income paying with cash. I wanted to set myself up to be free of any debt when I retire.
I purchased the Deluxe Casita from Better Built Structures 16×40 cabin as a pre-built shell and designed the floor plan myself. I contracted the work out to local businesses from construction to electrical and plumbing. It’s been a joy to build.
Scaling down from a four bedroom home to a one bedroom wasn’t too challenging. You would be surprised at the things you can live without. I wanted the country feel with a touch of elegance and minimal things to attend to in my retirement years was my goal and I feel like I’ve succeeded.
I’m not the sweet girl next door, I’m the crazy heifer in the she shed!
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