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EMT & Musician in Their DIY Tiny House


Sophia and Forest began their tiny house build at a tiny house workshop they attended, where the other participants and two teachers helped them build the tiny house frame. While that process went quickly, it took the couple another year to complete the inside of the build on their own.

And wow! What a great job they did. They spent about $45,000 on the gooseneck tiny house, disclosing that they had help from parents and grandparents to fund the project. Toward the completion of the build they were concerned about finding a parking spot and asked on Facebook, and ended up with a lovely wooded spot where they trade some labor and $400/month for their amazing home base.

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They didn’t skimp on kitchen appliances so they can easily prepare meals.

Their living room has a mini wood stove and a bookshelf.

Their loft bedroom has enough space to stand up.

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Highlights:

  • Sophia and Forest built the frame of their tiny house during a workshop, and after it was weatherproof, they thought the interior work would be done in a few months.
  • Having never built anything before, they found out how much they’d misjudged their timeline! It took them a year to complete the interior.
  • The house is a gooseneck, but instead of putting their bedroom in that space, they use it as a multi-purpose yoga/dining area.
  • Their bedroom is a loft, partially over their cozy living space.
  • The tile bathroom is gorgeous, and was probably the hardest thing Forest attempted (and accomplished!) in the build.

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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 three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • W
    February 8, 2024, 5:46 pm

    Nice house but I must beg to differ with the statement that they can stand up in the loft. They can definitely stand up in what would be the bedroom in the gooseneck but I watched the movie and the girl, who wasn’t all that tall, could not really stand up in the loft. She had to hunch over quite a lot. 4’6” would be the max it could be.

    • James D.
      February 10, 2024, 1:46 am

      Well, technically standing just means you’re supporting yourself on your feet and isn’t referring to the whole body. So, while debatable as to what it specifically means, it is valid for someone to state they are standing even if hunched over.

      It’s just something to note that people are generally not always going to be very specific as that requires going into details and explaining extensively.

      For those that do, this is why there’s terms like hunch, posture, standing straight, etc. to differentiate and provide more detailed description.

      There’s also the complexities of how standing height can change, especially in a loft. Since, lofts deal with the roof pitch and shape. Along with having possible deviations like having a skylight or other variable factor. So headroom can change throughout the loft and thus doesn’t mean it’s consistent throughout.

      Even with standing straight height, it doesn’t mean it covers all people as there are people taller than standard standing height clearance. Considering that even the gooseneck may only have around 6′ of headroom clearance means some people can still have issues there as well. Along with factors like it also changes between standing still from moving as to how much clearance someone needs to be completely unimpeded… Not to mention people who just can’t stand straight, as there’s various physical conditions that can cause that as well. So what’s normal for standing also isn’t the same for everyone even if they were more specific and not vague/generalizing…

      Though, it’s okay to take issue with it as that can fall under comfort, while that’s dependent on the individual, and everyone should consider what’s comfortable for them but it’s something to understand that someone else may have no issue with it and only care that they can move around on their feet, walking, instead of having to crouch or crawl…

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