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Dee Williams Lives in a Stylish 84-Square-Foot Tiny House


Dee Williams pays $8 per month for her utilities. Today, more and more people are considering going smaller.

Her kitchen is as simple as a one burner stove. The bathroom is a composting toilet.

Nope, no shower in her little house. Today Dee and her business partner Katy run Portland Alternative Dwellings.

They train people to build their own small homes through workshops. In addition, she sells building plans and shows you the basics of a little house on wheels in her book Go House Go.

Dee Williams 84 Sq. Ft. Tiny House on Wheels She Built for Less Than $10k and Pays $8/mo Utilities

Dee Williams Tiny House, Photo by Tammy StrobelPhoto Credit Tammy Strobel

Dee Williams Tiny House Video Interview with PBS

Length: 9:00

Photo Credit Tammy Strobel of RowdyKittens

Can you imagine living this inexpensively?

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  • Avatar BigWarpGuy August 24, 2011, 6:55 pm

    I like it but I would want one with a shower. I like how rustic it looks. Having low utility bills is a bonus. 🙂

  • Avatar jim sadler August 24, 2011, 6:56 pm

    One great advantage of a tiny house is it may be able to dance right around various building codes. Areas that would ban these tiny homes if they were not mobile are not uncommon. And in other areas taking the wheels and axles off the unit may allow it to meet the codes.
    But the ultimate may well be the tiny home or camper built into an old boat hull on a boat trailer. Areas that outlaw both campers and tiny houses may well have no enforcement at all over boats on trailers unless the boat is in public waters.
    Sometimes getting around local governments is the greatest of all challenges.

    • Avatar Michelle April 25, 2014, 4:58 pm

      Now THAT sounds like an interesting challenge!

  • Avatar Alex August 24, 2011, 7:47 pm

    Thanks for coming by BigWarp!

  • Avatar Alex August 24, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Right on Jim. The boat idea can be a smart way to get around it too. Thanks for stopping by here.

  • Avatar sesameB November 21, 2011, 10:33 am

    Yes, I have seen her home. I now live in one, too, on the back of a retiree’s paid off property of long ago. I pay NO rent, I shower at her place, which is a big home, and I barter my time to help her around the 4 acres here in rural Arkansas. I compost, and my kitchen is outside of my tiny home. My tiny home sits in the meadow facing the lake. I finished Henderson State University without a job, and I downsized more of my already small lifestyle. I have no regerts. 4 stars to Dee Williams and her new company!!! (I never adopted the OPRAH lifestyle!)
    Woman of color with Eco Nappy Hair, barefooin, drinking spring water in south central sunny Arkansas

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