Shawn and Jess have been living tiny now for more than four years in an RV, and they recently finished this tiny house on a foundation where they will vacation and plan to retire someday!
This is a great example of a new shed transformed into a tiny living space. They purchased the shell from Tuff Shed and then Shawn built out the entire interior of the home. It has two lofts, a large main living area, and a bathroom/kitchen in the back. While the indoor kitchen is quite minimal, there’s a large outdoor patio area with a grill and more.
Watch the video tour below, and enjoy our Q&A with Jess after the photos!
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They Took A Brand-New Shed And Turned It Into Their Mortgage-Free Tiny Home!
Their shed home looks great in any season!
This loft is accessible by a winding staircase.
View from one loft to another.
The main living area by the front door.
This makes me a little dizzy!
The simple indoor kitchen.
How brilliant is this sink and toilet combo!
Nice shower stall!
Their outdoor kitchen. Wow!
Now that’s a neat fire pit.
VIDEO: Kentucky Tiny House
Jess: Living Tiny For Four Years
What are your name(s)?
Shawn & Jess
How many people (and animals) are living in your tiny house?
How long have you lived tiny?
We’ve been living tiny (currently in an RV) since 2016
What do you do for work? Or do you travel full-time?
ICU RN – was a travel nurse until a year ago but now work at the local hospital
What are you hoping to get out of living tiny?
Spend more quality time together, living debt-free and the ability to travel more.
What inspired you to choose a tiny house?
We’re not defined by “stuff” but by what experiences we’ve had, and hope to have!
How did you acquire your tiny home?
The shell was built by Tuff Shed and the interior was completely designed, built and completed by my husband, Shawn!
What are bills/utilities like compared to before?
Significantly less than when we were renting a house/apartment!
How did you find a place to “park” your home?
Our tiny house is on a foundation – it’s where we plan on vacationing and eventually retiring one day!
Is there anything from your old life that you miss?
Not at all!
What benefits are you experiencing after going tiny?
Less financial and time investment – more fun!
What about some challenges?
None so far
What makes your tiny home special?
My husband designed and built it for us!
What is your favorite part of your tiny home?
The floating staircase and on-demand water heater.
What helpful advice would you give to others interested in going tiny?
Don’t allow “stuff” to keep you from going tiny – take a picture of it and then donate it
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Our big thanks to Jess for sharing! 🙏
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