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Crystal is a self-proclaimed introvert who prefers living on her own, so she jumped at the opportunity to put down roots in the “middle-of-nowhere” Alaska in her own dry tiny cabin.

She purchased her basic shell about four years ago, and has used reclaimed, thrifted, and gifted materials to transform the place into her happy home. During the past 9 months she’s been adding a loft to the space and creating a master bedroom. Her next project will be getting a shallow well so she can have running water.

Her simple life has made her grateful for the little things — like electricity which she lived without for a whole year! Watch her interview with Tiny Home Tours below.

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She Lived Without Electricity for a Year!

Her Middle-of-Nowhere Alaska Tiny House on a Foundation

Images via Tiny Home Tours

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Meet Jodie: She spent time in the Peace Corps before moving back home to Alaska. She had to find a home on a budget, and turned a shed on her parent’s property into her own 10’x18′ tiny home, spending only $3,000 on the build out!

She braves the icy Alaskan weather to use the bathroom in her nearby outhouse, and was able to tap into the electricity on the property to run her convection oven/stove, mini-fridge and other small electronics. Obviously not everyone has access to land like this, but it’s awesome that she’s created her own private space!

Watch the video tour and interview from FLORB after the photos, and enjoy learning more about Jodie’s tiny life.

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From Shed to Her Own 180 Square Foot Cabin!

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