The Milarepa Center is a Buddhist retreat in Barnet, Vermont.
In 2009 and 2010 the Center raised $17,000 to put towards their own tiny house on their property.
On their website it says that there are two people living in it and it’s been used for a retreat.
They’re planning to build and use more little homes so that their teachers have a place to stay. And it seems to be very cost effective so far.
Here’s a screen shot plus a video slide show of Milarepa’s new little cabin. I hope to bring you more pictures soon…
If you want to help support Milarepa Center’s tiny house project, they are hoping you can make a small donation if you’re willing/able. But this also brings up another interesting point…
Making Use of Tiny Houses with Your Business
If you have your own business, how can you make use of a small separate structure?
Here are just a few ways that I can think of and please share your own ideas in the comments.
- they attract a lot of attention for your business, if positioned right
Little houses (especially ones that are built on trailers) can attract plenty of attention to an event, service, business, charity, or other organization.
- it’s one of the most cost effective ways you can create high quality housing
If you run a business where you bring in experts, teachers, students, or clients they are a super cost effective way of providing long term housing for your operation. Costing as little as $17,000 to build.
- they are a great way to generate long term income
If you’re able to rent the house you build, you can turn some of your money, materials, and labor into a long-term residual income. I know, easier said than done but I’m sure you know of someone who has done something like that.
So how would you utilize a tiny house
for your life/organization/business?
Share in the COMMENTS…