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Mother and Daughter Living in a Tiny House to Save Money and Travel

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Sylvie bought a tiny house to have a permanent, full-time home for her and her teenage daughter.

Living tiny gives her more financial freedom. Her house will be paid for in 10 years, and she already has more flexibility to travel and spend time doing what she loves. She also hopes that her new minimalist lifestyle will allow her to help save money for her daughter’s studies when the time comes.

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Mother and Daughter both go tiny and live a minimalist lifestyle to save money and travel

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When they had a dream to travel and spend more time doing awesome things, they knew a tiny house could help them do more of that.

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Sylvie’s beautiful tiny house is the Acacia model built by Minimaliste from l’Île d’Orléans in Quebec, Canada.

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It was designed with 2 bedrooms, one on the main floor for Sylvie, and one for her daughter in the loft above. To ensure both women have privacy, Sylvie’s room has a sliding door, and her daughter’s loft has a folding door, and a wall on a pulley system.

The living area was designed around a comfortable 3-seater couch that easily folds into a double bed, and that has a lot of storage underneath.

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There are two heat sources in the house, a Martin propane fireplace, and two electric induction panels. In the summer, there’s an air conditioning unit that can double as a dehumidifier. For all seasons, there’s a Lunos air exchange system to ensure fresh air is always being circulated without losing heat or cold air. This is very important if you’re living in a small space.

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Check out the video for a full tour of the tiny house interior, and to hear about Sylvie’s experience moving into a tiny house on wheels.

VIDEO: Mother and Daughter Living in a Tiny House to Save Money and Travel – Tour

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Danielle is a digital nomad who is passionate about tiny spaces, living with less, reducing waste and eating plant-based food. Danielle is half of the Exploring Alternatives blog & video project. You can find more of her at www.ExploringAlternatives.ca and her Exploring Alternatives YouTube Channel.
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  • Marsha Cowan
    May 21, 2018, 8:18 pm

    It’s beautiful. Really lovely! Looks comfortable and well organized, too. How often do you pull up roots? How much packing is necessary when you travel? The bedroom doors are a wonderful idea. Lots of good design ideas in this house.

  • Betty
    May 21, 2018, 8:32 pm

    I like this one a lot. Would only use the loft for company.😊

  • Kim W
    May 22, 2018, 3:31 am

    A really lovely Tiny House. I love the way that Sylvie has thought through the design, so that it is perfect for her and her daughter. Thank you for sharing this one.
    Interesting to see that she now has 2 outside storage sheds! Horse riding is an activity that needs a lot of kit!
    Enjoy your Tiny, Sylvie.

  • Dominick Bundy
    May 30, 2018, 2:07 pm

    Very nice, But it doesn’t look too tiny to me..

  • Dominick Bundy
    May 30, 2018, 2:09 pm

    Very nice, But doesn’t look very tiny to me..

    • James D.
      May 31, 2018, 12:10 am

      Tiny is relative and it’s street legal and only 28′ long but it was designed to be her forever home…

  • Carole D.
    June 24, 2018, 11:04 am

    Félicitations Sylvie! Excellente décision, et j’aime vraiment ta maison. Je pourrais y vivre sans rien y changer. Bonne chance!

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