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.
Don’t miss other interesting tiny homes – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!
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!
Thank you for viewing.
- Kanga 16×40 Cottage Cabin with Modern Farmhouse Feel
- Spindle Hill Farm Cottage in Nellysford, VA
- She Built A Tiny Cottage (& Entire Eco Village) With Adobe
Our big thanks to Cindy for sharing! 🙏
You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks!
If you enjoyed this you’ll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!
You can also join our Small House Newsletter!
Also, try our Tiny Houses For Sale Newsletter! Thank you!
See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses
Latest posts by Natalie C. McKee (see all)
- Cessna Aircraft and Treehouse Vacation in France - April 18, 2021
- “Rebellious” Patricia & Jean-François Choose Tiny Living in France - April 17, 2021
- Isabelle’s Baluchon-Built Tiny House: The Nottingham - April 16, 2021