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Tiny House Living to Care for Mother with Alzheimer’s

Holly and her husband Charles moved across Australia to care for Holly’s mom who has Alzheimer’s. They parked the home on a family compound where Holly’s parents have a house and so does her sister and her husband and kids! Now they can all pitch in to watch after Holly’s mom and keep her out of care as long as possible.

A tiny house gave them the option to live as close as they could, but still the freedom to take the home elsewhere someday when Holly’s mom needs to go into full-time care. It’s a heartwarming (and heartbreaking) story, and the 24-foot tiny home is truly gorgeous! Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Colorful Tiny House on a Family Compound

Holly is grateful to be close to her mom during this difficult time.

The space is bright and airy with pops of color.

Look at those gorgeous tiles!

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  • Holly wanted to move closer to her mother, so she could help her family keep mom out of care while she battles Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The tiny house was a perfect option to keep Holly close! They parked it on mom’s property, alongside her parent’s house and her sister’s home.
  • This move allowed Holly and her husband Charles to make big career changes: Holly went from working in intelligence to working with veterans with PTSD using plant medicine. Charles does awesome generative work for video games.
  • Their 24′ THOW has a loft bedroom with a skylight, a meditation loft, and a large kitchen space.
  • Holly loves color, so a green door, green pillows and beautiful tiles on the stairs brighten the space.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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