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After a Tough Divorce She Chose Minimalism in a Tiny House


Luwan was dealt a bad hand, but she didn’t let that get her down. After a tough divorce, she chose to start over in her very own tiny house, built by Indigo River Tiny Homes. The house was tailored to her needs and wants, and the resulting 35 foot built is incredible.

She lives with her three dogs, and her home makes certain they have all they need. I love her bedroom loft, which allows her to stand upright on two sides of the bed. The builder even installed a fold-out stool to help her get in and out of her cushy bed.

The kitchen has a stunning L-shaped counter with a huge sink and all the amenities you’d need minus a dishwasher. And her bathroom includes a washer/dryer combo and a gorgeous shower stall. Be sure to watch the full interview with Tiny Home Tours below!

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Luwan’s Bright Indigo River Tiny Home

Luwan’s Bright Indigo River Tiny Home

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Here’s her gorgeous kitchen with black accents.

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She recommends the hood that vents outside to keep cooking smells at bay.

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Here’s her living room with office and a large picture window.

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Her secondary loft is a great spot for meditating.

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Way to go, Luwan!

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VIDEO: After Divorce She Downsized to This Gorgeous Tiny House

Highlights:

  • Built by Indigo River Tiny Homes
  • Two Lofts
  • Bedroom loft with standing room
  • Double wardrobes in bedroom
  • Meditation loft
  • Living room with large sofa
  • Picture window
  • Large kitchen with stove, oven, convection oven
  • Bathroom with washer/dryer unit

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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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  • Brenda Foster
    December 20, 2020, 9:34 am

    Lovely use of space. Like the colors selected and the spacious feel. Was going to comment that the stairs should have been used for storage also, but then in another photo saw that they were. Handles blended into the paint, making them unobtrusive. Lots of thought went into her selections and it worked out well for her. Particularly love the bathroom and the shower doors. Care, affection and appreciation exude in this space. Continued peace and contentment for you and your dogs. Thank you for the tour, picked up many good ideas. Brenda

    • Meghan
      December 20, 2020, 2:34 pm

      Courts favor the earner of less income. In most cases, because women get 75 cents of every dollar that men get for the same work, women are subsidized in divorce because they could never afford to live on their own without the husband’s income. Luwan responsibly chose tiny living to live within her means.

  • sheila plourde
    December 20, 2020, 12:12 pm

    This is beautiful. Love the kitchen and the shower is nice. Dogs are cute. Animals are important for us human’s. Many years of happiness for you and your dogs. Enjoy you tiny home.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 21, 2020, 2:35 pm

      Yes! Animals are awesome.

  • Richard Lynn Herrington
    December 20, 2020, 12:37 pm

    Knowing how Divorce Courts almost always favor the wife financially… it is pretty evident her ex-husband paid for this new tiny house.

    • Beckie
      December 20, 2020, 1:02 pm

      Seriously 😒….that’s what you got from this Tiny House Post? Sounds like “sour grapes” to me. Sooo sad to hear during this very difficult year, let alone the Holiday Season. May You find some peace ✌️

    • Meghan
      December 20, 2020, 2:34 pm

      Courts favor the earner of less income. In most cases, because women get 75 cents of every dollar that men get for the same work, women are subsidized in divorce because they could never afford to live on their own without the husband’s income. Luwan responsibly chose tiny living to live within her means.

    • Sophia
      December 21, 2020, 2:13 am

      Obviously you haven’t been in a NYC divorce court. Nevertheless, each case is different so a blanket statement like that only exhibits lack of thought. You do not know the details of her divorce, so please do not judge.

    • Jade
      December 21, 2020, 10:46 am

      Richard, seeing as she caught him cheating he deserved to pay for the new tiny house.

  • Brenda Foster
    December 20, 2020, 1:07 pm

    Richard, sounds like you need a hug. Just sent you one. Peace be with you during this time. Brenda

  • Hardy
    December 20, 2020, 3:20 pm

    Too much personal information but nice house. No need to put her failed relationship info on the internet

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 21, 2020, 2:31 pm

      She chose to put it out there. It can be a real inspiration to other people who may be in a similar rough situation.

  • Diana
    December 20, 2020, 5:08 pm

    Good for her. Cheating husbands should pay for the wife to have a home. I can tell you my cheating husband of 23 years that I have two children with, got off easy. So Richard might want to re-think your comments.
    Love her place, great attention to details. Could totally live there!

  • Debbie
    December 20, 2020, 5:59 pm

    Luanne where did u put this tiny house????that’s the problem I have found…I would love not to throw rent away monthly and downsize
    But to find somewhere w hookups etc. ..is hard…

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 21, 2020, 2:28 pm

      Hi Debbie, it looks like she’s in an RV park right now.

  • vee
    December 20, 2020, 8:06 pm

    What a wonderful small space and perfect way to embrace her new life!!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 21, 2020, 2:36 pm

      Agreed!!

  • Richard Lynn Herrington
    December 21, 2020, 11:12 am

    In reality, he deserves to pay for this tiny house because he was stupid enough to get married in the first place. Smart men are remaining single and keeping all of their money & resources for themselves.

    • James D.
      December 21, 2020, 1:48 pm

      Being single really has nothing to do with being smart… It’s only dumb to get married for the wrong reasons or to do something to ruin it and force a divorce. Besides, only barely 25% of the population, mostly millennials, will never get married.

      But for those that do, on average, married men make 10-40 percent more than single men… Married couples typically see a spike in their net worth that after ten years can be over 4 times what a single person would have accrued in the same time period… Father’s typically see a 21% higher income than single men… Single men can be more social and have more friends but they’re also more likely to commit risky behavior, including commit crimes… Families are more likely to have good healthcare, be more financially stable, able to sustain a higher standard of living, etc.

      While around 1 in 4 marriages it’s the wife that earns more than the husband or is even the sole earner in the family and some marriages will even have the husband choosing to stay home to raise the kids… Among other examples on non-traditional marriages that are increasingly becoming more common…

      So reality is more complex and nuanced, just like the rest of life…

      • Alison
        December 21, 2020, 5:01 pm

        This is so funny! James often knows a lot about tiny homes and building in general. I love that his knowledge and concern with facts extends to other topics as well.
        Very nice home Luwan has made for herself. I enjoyed her detailed tour.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 21, 2020, 2:26 pm

      I think he deserves to pay for it because she said he cheated on her…but I would say getting married wasn’t the unwise decision he made.

  • Beckie
    December 21, 2020, 1:37 pm

    Please, please can we all just celebrate this lovely woman’s Journey through Life in her Amazing Tiny Home?!?! Great way to begin a new chapter….Love and Peace to you, my fellow Amazing Woman 😉

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 21, 2020, 2:24 pm

      Yes, yes Beckie!! Thank you.

  • Marsha Cowan
    August 20, 2021, 8:09 pm

    Looks like you have everything you need to be comfortable, safe, and happy in a really beautiful home . I am glad for you, and I hope you have a bright, prosperous, and esquisite future. Take care!

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