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Man Builds and Lives in 90 Sq. Ft. Tiny House Mortgage-free

You may remember Chris Haynes and his 252 sq. ft. Bodega tiny house with Deek.

If not, just click the link above and you can get the tour of his main house which is just 252 square feet.

Chris built this tiny house first and lived in it for more than a year (completely mortgage-free) with his dog (more on that story in the video below) while he was building his main house.

So now his “guest” house- of course- happens to be just 90 sq. ft. His original tiny cabin.

It was built using the old Tumbleweed XS plans (which I think are normally around 65-square-feet) but he actually built his 1′ wider (90-square-feet) because he built his on a foundation (instead of on a trailer).

Using a Tiny House as a Guest House

I think that’s an awesome micro cabin. In fact, I’ve always wanted to build the XS (I even own a set of the original plans).

What’s also great is that his main house is also relatively tiny at just 252 sq. ft.

Anyway head down below to enjoy the video tour w/ Deek as he also interviews the owner/builder/dweller below:

 Watch the Video Tour/Interview of the Tiny House

He built it in four or five months and as I mentioned he slightly re-designed and built it to be 1′ wider than the original plans.

Chris built the house on a foundation and also built a wooden deck to use as a front porch which created some extra outdoor space to hangout in.

Inside you’ll find lots of unique space saving features inside (see for yourself in the video tour above if you already haven’t).

Chris saved on a mortgage for 18 months while he was building his other, larger, tiny house (his Bodega).

Check out his main house (also with Deek) in this post.

So, what did you like most about this micro cabin in the woods? Let us know in the comments!

Hands On Design/Build Workshop with Deek this November!

More info here. You’ll get to design/build a tiny house with Deek and others. This will be a great event, don’t miss it if you’re interested. It’s this November 2014 in North Carolina. Learn more.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Kristi
    October 27, 2014, 2:38 pm

    This was not the best example to show, but I’m sure it will appeal to some

  • Ashley
    October 27, 2014, 3:38 pm

    I quite like it actually. American tiny houses seem to be getting rather pretentious (washing machines?!) whereas this one is more walden-esque and simplistic. I say simplistic, it is still luxurious compared to much of the world lets not forget!

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