This family is in the running to win $15oK from SoFi that they will put toward starting a Tiny House Community in the Bay Area.
The grand prize winner (plus the 5 runner ups!) will be announced soon.
Even if they don’t win, check out their inspirational Tiny Journey on Instagram.
This Family Might Win $15oK to Start Tiny House Community, Bay Area
Video: #WhyISOFi Contest Entry – Micah W.
About the Family:
Last March, Micah, Jana and little Silas, known as @TinyHouseFamily on Instagram, made a giant move across the country from Birmingham, Alabama, following a career move to the West Coast. Micah’s position at the fast-growing tech company, Shipt, afforded them the opportunity to plant an office in San Francisco. However, with the Bay Area’s high cost-of-living, they had to get creative. A tiny house on wheels, a long-time dream of theirs, was the answer, offering the stability of home ownership, sustainable living, and flexibility that suites their evolving lifestyle.
“Winning this contest would seriously change our life. We’re asking our community to take three minutes, watch our story, and vote for our family. $150,000.00 would have a significant impact on Silas’ future and our ability to grow the tiny house community in the Bay Area,” said Micah Whitehead, co-owner of the Tiny House Family Instagram account. “We’re chasers and adventures. There is something about the freedom of living tiny that we’re drawn to. We see tiny living as a healthy lifestyle that allows for financial independence, freedom, and adventure during the prime years of our life. Our son will have incredible experiences throughout his childhood. The whole world is our backyard! And we hope to inspire others to achieve their own tiny house dreams.”
All in, their tiny house cost $63k including delivery and a solar package. Traditional financing options are not typically available for tiny home owners. With newer options like SoFi, personal loans and peer-to-peer lending make it possible.
- 28 ft. long
- Dark ebony stain on exterior siding
- White painted shiplap interior
- Bright and airy
- 14 windows
- Two lofts: Master and “Lounge Loft” with TV
- Double sink
- Stand up shower
- Washer/dryer combo unit
- Separett composting toilet
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