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Single Dad Turns a Shed into his Mortgage-free Tiny Home to Spend More Time and Travel with Daughter


This is the story of a single father who wanted to simplify his life after divorce by living in a tiny house with zero debt so that he wouldn’t have to stress about money and be able to spend more quality time with his daughter.

So he converted a shed into his very own debt-free tiny home and has been living in it for over three years. He was even featured on HGTV! You can enjoy a video tour of his tiny home plus enjoy an interview with him below thanks to the folks at Our Journey to Bliss.

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Video Tour and Interview

Highlights

  • 12 x 20
  • Approx 360 sq. ft. including loft space
  • Started with a $4,000 shed
  • Materials to build/convert approximately $6,500
  • Something similar to this can be replicated for $10,000-$12,000 if you do it yourself
  • His motivation was to spend more quality time with daughter, travel together, and be able to pay cash for their home
  • The tiny house features a kitchen, bathroom, living area, and two lofts

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Sources

  1. YouTube
  2. Our Journey to Bliss

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Alex

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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  • LaMar Alexander LaMar Alexander September 11, 2018, 1:06 pm

    Good job! You can buy a prebuilt shed or build one even cheaper. Make great off grid cabins.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9npdnI7dKCg&t=1s

  • Patty September 11, 2018, 10:41 pm

    My congratulations to Jim for a well thought-out home. Living mortgage free would be a great deal. It’s nice to see someone changing their lifestyle to be better. I hope Jim & his daughter have some memory making times together. Blessings!

  • Alison September 12, 2018, 6:38 pm

    I loved the interview and tour. And I am delighted by this man’s joy and enthusiasm. His tiny house has virtually no “style,” but it is just right for him. It is very encouraging–people who have only basic carpentry skills and not much cash can create a really liveable space. You could always fancy it up later, if you’re into that.

  • Dave September 19, 2018, 6:10 pm

    Looks great Dad! Wonderful job teaching your daughter that material things are not what life is about.

  • Elva September 19, 2018, 8:28 pm

    I would love a basic home to get started. Something like this would be ideal.

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