Meet Alexis, and her 11-month-old daughter Nalani. Alexis bought her amazing tiny house from Cornerstone Tiny Homes, and it has everything she wanted including a built-in bookshelf for all her books and an under-the-stairs reading nook.
She found a tiny home community in Florida to park her little house and it costs just $450/month rather than the $750 she had previously been paying in rent (while living with a roommate!). Now she has a place of her own designed to meet all her needs (wait until you see the kitchen sink!) that she can share with her adorable daughter. She wants other single moms to know this a dream they can achieve!
During this COVID-19 crisis, we’re all trying to self-isolate and #stayhome as much as possible — which gets a little interesting when you live in spaces under 300 square feet!
We decided to check in on some tiny house dwellers around the world and see how they’re holding up during quarantine and what they’re doing to stay sane! From creating a work-from-home office to long nature walks to binge-watching Tiger King, these tiny homers are figuring out how to live large despite the tight quarters.
What’s been the hardest thing about quarantine in a tiny home? Definitely both of us working from home. We don’t have office chairs with lumbar support, so it can be tough to find a spot to settle in for an 8 hour work day but make it work. If one is in a webinar and someone needs to take a phone call we utilize the outside space for separate areas.
What have you been doing to stay sane? Tim is constantly doing something at the new property and tiding things up there. He has a bunch of projects to work on. He also bought an Xbox to play with friends to keep a social interaction alive. Sam is still working normal hours, but spends lots of time cooking, reading, and Facetiming friends.
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!
This is the Tootling Tranquility Tiny House, a Tumbleweed Elm that Katrina moved into five years after a major life interruption: Being diagnosed with MS in 2011:
Now years later, divorced, my house sold, major debts paid off, I started working with Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, on the way I was going to redesign life further and help others. September 2016, I enrolled The Institute of Integrated Nutrition which is an online certification program to become a health coach. I want to use all my experiences in life, that have been life changers for me, to help others.
My new journey is to be a roaming health coach. I will be providing support, how to foodie videos, recipes, online programs via Skype, and travel blogs to hopefully inspire and provide strength, encouragement to others to take back their power and step outside their own comfort zone to obtain AMAZING for themselves.
What a great way to use a tiny home! Take a look at her house below! To explore more amazing tiny homes like this, join our Tiny House Newsletter. It’s free and you’ll be glad you did! We even give you free downloadable tiny house plans just for joining!
This is Fred Shultz’ fantastic tiny home for his family of three. He built this off-the-grid masterpiece by himself for about $45,000, $12,000 of which he spent on the solar panels that keep the home running.
Outside, you’ll notice this tiny house on wheels is covered in corrugated steel siding and sports two awnings for extra outdoor living space. The solar panels decorate the roof of this 107 square-foot home that took him about four-and-a-half years to design and build. When you go inside, you’ll find pull-out storage beneath his “lounge” or couch area with lovely red cushions. There’s even a table tucked under the loft that can be removed and taken down to create a large dining room table, or even a bed for guests. They have a wood stove to heat the space that doubles as their hot-water heater and built-in shelves to store their kitchen essentials. Their baby daughter has a loft space with plenty of safety gates and a loft across the way provides a sleeping space for mom and dad. Their bathroom includes a composting toilet and a large Japanese-style tub.
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