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Clean & Modern Park Model Retirement in SoCal


“You can always make money. You can’t make time.”

Chris and Cathy decided to retire and live simply in their stunning Clean & Modern 400 square foot park model in Southern California. They gave up stuff and the need to care for it so they could enjoy “buggering” their days away doing what they love: painting, taking walks and cycling. Having a smaller space means they spend less money, and that enabled them to get to retirement sooner than many. They do also have a place in the Yukon which they split their time between.

Their SoCal home was built for them by IdeaBox in Oregon, and they had a wonderful experience with the company. Get a full tour of their home from Allison over at Tiny Home Tours below!

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Clean & Modern Park Model: Chris & Cathy Retire

Their home has oodles of outdoor living space, including a “bunkie” guest room.

They have both a porch and a patio for relaxing outdoors.

Inside the home is clean, crisp and bright.

The living room has so many lovely windows.

They get a nice spacious bathroom with a flush toilet.

VIDEO: Retired Couple’s Beautifully Designed Tiny House

Highlights:

  • 400 square feet park model
  • Built by IdeaBox in Oregon
  • Large porch
  • Open floor plan with large windows
  • Efficient materials
  • Large, plentiful windows
  • Exterior “bunkie” guest room
  • Covered patio
  • No dishwasher (they like to wash dishes)
  • 16 inch wardrobe to save space
  • Queen-sized bed
  • Large bathroom with flush toilet

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Natalie C. McKee

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 two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Sue Roberson
    June 30, 2020, 2:16 pm

    This is awesome. I think it’s one of the best I have seen!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      June 30, 2020, 2:18 pm

      So glad you loved it!

  • Avatar sheila
    June 30, 2020, 3:21 pm

    This pic perked me up for sure. Love this. How much does this cost? I am still bugging my hubby. Trying to corrupt him. 🙂

  • Avatar Sherry
    June 30, 2020, 3:40 pm

    Oh this is perfect and I just love it. Where is this area and how much is the cost of this tiny house? I am retried and want something like this. Just for my dog and me!

  • Avatar Christine
    July 10, 2020, 4:52 pm

    Your house is absolutely beautiful! So much of what you said really resonates, bringing the outdoors indoors. I love the idea that you were able to buy your space instead of renting and I wondered if you might share a little more information about this as I’m also nearing retirement thinking of these things as I’m also in CA. Thank you for sharing your home!

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