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This is the story of Peter Matheson, the 70-year-old man who designed and built his own 125 sq. ft. tiny home on wheels.

He shared his story with us in early 2016, and today I’m excited to tell you about a new video that Peter is featured in on Living Big in a Tiny House on YouTube! Enjoy!

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Video Tour of Pete’s Debt-free Tiny House and Lifestyle

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This is Pete’s tiny house on wheels he designed and built at age 70.

You may recognize him because we originally posted about Pete awhile back, but the San Francisco Globe also recently wrote a story about his tiny house experience.

Check out the Globe’s piece as well as our original story about this fantastic lime-green all-weather tiny home.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

70-year-old Designs and Builds his own Tiny Home on Wheels

Pete and his DIY Tiny House on the San Francisco Globe

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While volunteering at a cold-weather shelter near my home in Grand Forks, British Columbia, I was consulted about designing transitional housing for the homeless. After some discussions with the staff and guests at the shelter I went home to draft some floor plans that I thought might meet the housing needs of the homeless, with dignity, at a low initial cost.

I was then struck by my incredible hypocrisy. Here I was living in a typical 1200-square-foot house – how could I possibly know what would be required for someone to live in a Tiny House?

I asked myself, “What would be the very smallest space that I could live in with pride and comfort?”

It’s now one year later – in seven months of leisurely construction and frantic downsizing I have built and moved into, my 125-square-foot tiny house on wheels. I am irrationally happy in my new home, and I now feel somewhat qualified to suggest some design considerations for small living spaces.

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SEE ALSO: Smart-Framing a Lightweight Tiny House in Canada

Pete’s 125 Sq. Ft. Tiny House on Wheels in British Columbia

Pete's 125 Sq. Ft. Tiny House

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