≡ Menu

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.

Don’t miss other amazing stories like this – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!

Brian & Alexis Reflect on Three Years of Tiny House Living

[continue reading…]


This is Ashlee Fazio’s desTINY house where she is now living the tiny dream!

She has a blog where she shares all about her tiny journey and minimalist lifestyle (follow it here!):

It’s baffling to a lot of people that I would choose to living within a 160 square foot space. But, for me, I didn’t have to think twice about living in a tiny house. Deciding to purchase the tiny house and totally change my way of life just felt right. It felt like exactly what I was meant to be doing: living a simple, sustainable life while also having the ability to pick up and move to any location at any time. Let the adventures begin!

She was gracious enough to answer some of our questions about her tiny life. See a few pictures of her home, and read our interview with her below!

Related: Tiffany the Tiny Home: Owner Interview

Ashlee Fazio’s desTINY House

Ashlee Fazio's desTINY House

Images via desTINY Dweller

[continue reading…]