Tim and Erica were living in a New York City apartment, but finding a simpler, more sustainable way of life really inspired them to take the plunge into building their own debt-free tiny home. Both artists, this house has all kinds of beautiful aesthetic choices to make it really theirs.
Even though it took 2.5 years to do the build (paying cash the whole way), they aren’t finished! Eventually, they have plans to finish going totally off-grid and expand their home to just under 600 square feet so they can have a ground-floor bedroom and some extra room for their respective hobbies. What do you think?
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Artists’ Almost Off-Grid Homestead Tiny House
Colby and Aria used to be vanlifers, but are now proud owners of more than 14 acres of woodlands in Vermont, as well as their very own DIY tiny home that’s entirely off-grid (they even get water from their stream).
Their 360 square foot home is heated by wood they cut themselves, and they have an awesome solar array that keeps their home powered. The interior of the THOW feels like a cozy log cabin, and they dedicated a whole 15 feet of the house for their living area.
Aria teaches and Colby is a wedding photographer (@anamericanroadstory), plus they rent space on their land for campers via Hipcamp. We got to interview Colby about the build, their choice to buy land, and what they love about tiny life. Check it out at the end of the post!
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Former Vanlifers Put Down Roots in Vermont Tiny House on Wheels