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Building a Tiny House Turned Her into a Carpenter


Marie, like so many others, was introduced to tiny homes on YouTube, and that sparked her curiosity about building her own home. With a lot of hard work and trial and error, she was able to complete a gorgeous little space that meets all her needs.

She loved building her own space so much, she became a carpentry apprentice and now teaches at WomeNZShed, a company that teaches other women woodworking! What an amazing success story.

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Empowered By Her DIY Tiny House Build

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Her lovely fixed bed is tucked against one wall with a porthole window!

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She has a lovely kitchen with floating shelves, a removable hotplate and a deep sink.

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VIDEO: Tiny House Living: Her Journey of Self-Sufficiency and Comfort

Highlights:

  • She has an overhead dishrack that drains right into the sink, so she doesn’t have to separately dry and put away dishes.
  • She fit a washer/dryer unit inside to eliminate the need for a laundromat.
  • A large deck more than doubles her square footage and allows her to host family and friends.
  • Her bedroom has a built-in bed on the first floor with beautiful views out of a giant window.
  • In the bathroom, she put both a marine and composting toilet, so she’s set for wherever she moves her home!

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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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