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Turning an Old Shed into Her Tiny Home

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Lucy lives in a small cottage on the edge of Tasmanian woodlands that she and her father brought back to life after nearly 30 years of disrepair. The shed-like structure had been Lucy’s first home, which her parents built as a temporary dwelling place while constructing their forever home.

She added three extra spaces during the build, which allows for a gorgeous first-floor bedroom that is well-lit by large, low windows and overlooks the magnificent countryside. But the part of the home that was original, Lucy has tried to keep as true to the past as possible, beautifully remembering her roots and appreciating those early years of her life!

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Her Sentimental Tiny Home in Tasmania

The little shed has three small add-ons to extend the space.

The cabinet in the kitchen was built by her grandfather who she never met.

Her eclectic, sentimental style feels so home-y!

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  • When Lucy’s parents first bought their land in Tasmania in 1994, they built a foundation tiny house — not much more than a shed — to act as their first home.
  • Lucy spent her first couple of years in the house before her parents were done building their “big home” and moved out. The shed had gone into disrepair.
  • But when Lucy was grown and thinking of a way to go tiny in a sustainable fashion, she remembered the shed and worked with her dad to expand it and turn it into her home!
  • She tried her hardest to keep as much of the original home as possible, because she’s quite (self-proclaimed) sentimental.
  • Her outdoor shower and bathroom are in an outhouse area, but she can use the “big house” to get a warmer shower.

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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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