A radio interview with Dee Williams, author of Go House Go, was just published how she has been living in a tiny house for 7 years.
She was interviewed on Earth Beat by Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Dee has gone from 1,500 square feet to a tiny house on a trailer that consists of just 84 square feet.
Dee Williams has been Living in a Tiny House for Seven Years
In the interview, Dee explains how her only living expense is a $7 per month propane bill. Her water comes from the tap from her neighbor, who’s backyard she’s parked in. In exchange, Dee barters her time.
Thanks to her low living expenses she only has to work part-time which frees her up to do what she loves and help the people around her. According to the interview, Dee owns about 305 things, if you count everything.
Seven Years in a Tiny House
Listen in to the interview so you can hear someone’s direct experiences on living in a tiny house for seven years, including…
- Reasons why she loves living tiny
- Why she could go even smaller
- Her biggest surprises since downsizing
Photo Courtesy of Dee Williams
Watch a Video, Tour, and Interview with Dee Williams and her Tiny House
Dee Williams used to live in a 2,000-square-foot, 3-bedroom home. Then she traveled to Guatelama (to help build a schoolhouse) and when she came home her house felt too big so built herself a home that fit. That turned out to be a 84-square-foot foot home on wheels that cost her $10,000: $5000 for the materials (mostly salvaged) and the other half for the solar panels and low-E (low thermals emissivity) windows.
Dee Williams TEDx Speech from 2012: Dream big, live small
How much stuff does a person really need? This is a question Dee Williams has been challenging for years, and after a pivotal trip to Guatemala seven years ago, her conclusion was: not much. Dee sold her home, got rid of most of her belongings, and began limiting herself to about 300 possessions — that was everything from heels and a toothbrush, to a couple of dinner plates and a two-ton jack. She then built a tiny house on wheels, parked it in a friend’s backyard, and commenced re-defining her understanding of the basics: community well-being, gratitude, happiness and the compost toilet.
Dee’s Little House on the Trailer
What do you think? What would your life be like in a tiny house like Dee’s? Could you see yourself in it?
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