Just about three years ago we interviewed Brian and Alexis, the owners of the Juniper THOW they built with help from Backcountry Tiny Homes. The couple (and their dog) had just finished up the house at the time, but now they’ve been tiny-housing it for more than three years! We decided to get back in touch and see how tiny life has lived up to their expectations and changed their lives for the better.
While magazine-ready photos of THOWs are fun to look at, it’s great to see all of Brian and Alexis’ Instagram pictures (follow them @living_the_tiny_dream) showing what real life in a tiny house looks like. Because of choosing to live tiny, Brian has successfully paid off all his student loans (Congratulations!) and the couple pays less than $12 a quarter in electricity. That’s impressive!
Check out their real-life pictures in the photo tour below, and then find our Q&A with the couple at the end of this post.
If you’re a fan of the Acorn Tiny House by Backcountry Tiny Homes and are interested in getting to tour one in person, here’s your chance because they’re currently building two of them to be completed by the end of the year (2019).
It was recently posted on their Facebook Page and it features natural wood, live edge countertops, and so much more. It’s a super nice tiny house design/build, but what do you think? Want Backcountry to build one for you? Learn how to get started with them here.
This is the Acorn Tiny House by Backcountry Tiny Homes. It’s an actual TINY tiny house on wheels. Funny enough, I think we have to start saying that now with all of the huge THOWs we’re seeing built these days. Nothing wrong with those, though! But here’s a tiny that you can more easily get around with since it’s only about 16-feet long.
Beautiful, isn’t it? What I love most about it is the compact and beautiful design. So what do you think, do you like the oversized windows? What would change about it?
Brian and Alexis designed and helped build the Juniper, and they are documenting their tiny life in Yelm, Washington on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Keep reading to see a few pictures of the Juniper again (see them all here), as well as find out why the couple chose to go tiny, how long it took them to get their dream home and even how the might have named a few beetle kill pine boards!
The home owners, Alexis & Brian, did a build assist build with Backcountry Tiny Homes where they helped design their custom home AND helped build it as part of their build crew… Juniper was named for it’s rich bark and flora colored exterior and, like the Juniper tree berries, shows off a beautiful blue with the beatlekill pine.
How cool! Plus, did you know Backcountry Tiny Homes is a woman-owned company? Thought that’s pretty awesome! For more details about the house and to contact the builders, click over to the last page.
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