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Update: 1.5 Years in their $16K Shed to Tiny Home


Tiny house living isn’t always forever, but it’s often a wonderful chapter for individuals, couples, and families looking to save money. That was the case with the Krebs, who transformed an old shed into a gorgeous farmhouse tiny home and lived in it for a year and a half while renovating their forever home. We interviewed them right at the beginning of their tiny life, and now we are back with an update!

The family has plans to put their shed-to-tiny home on Airbnb (a great source of passive income) and live in their “big house” with their two girls. Enjoy the photos and interview with Katy below, and then stick around for the video tour from February 2022.

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Soon-to-Be-Airbnb Now That Their Big Home is Complete!

1.5 Years in their $16K Shed to Tiny Home

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Those string lights make everything look better!

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Incredibly, this is how the tiny house started.

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All Fall-ed up!

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Gorgeous tiny kitchen.

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It has all the necessary appliances.

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Television in the corner, bedroom in the back.

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The couch has doubled as the kids’ bed.

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The parents’ space in the back.

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The beautiful bathroom.

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The girls have loved tiny life.

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From Katy:

So what’s the story behind your tiny house? Our tiny house was once a storage shed that was built in the 80s by my husband’s grandparents. It sat unused for years until September 2020 when we decide to turn it into our tiny dream home We remodeled the tiny house mostly by ourselves with some help from a local contractor. It took us 9 months from start to finish and costed about 16k. We reused a lot of material from old pastures out in the barn, which saved us a lot of money in the long run. We live tiny full time with our two girls. The reason we decided to live tiny is because we were tired of renting and wanted something that we called, “ours” also another reason is because we are currently Remodeling Our Forever Home and we wanted to live in the tiny house to save up some money for our forever home. We’ve lived tiny for a year and a half now and we love it but we are ready to be in our forever home. The tiny house will be available for short term rental very soon once we’re in our forever home! Being able to remodel an old shed and turn it into our tiny dream home has been a blast and I am forever grateful for this opportunity!

Anything else you want to add or tell us about your tiny home or any of your upcoming adventures/goals/projects? We live in a very booming area around Round Top, Texas. Round Top and Warrenton hosts the biggest antique show twice a year and thousands of people come out. It’s amazing. There are a lot of short term rentals in our area and that is my goal to put our tiny house on Airbnb so others can enjoy and love our tiny house as much as we did! I would love to have a tiny house community one day. 2-3 tiny homes on a piece of property! Hopefully one day in the future!

Would you like to do a shout out to anyone that helped you with your tiny house? We had help from mostly family and friends! Shout out to y’all!

VIDEO: Family converts shed into a lovely tiny house for $16k!

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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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  • Eric
    November 11, 2022, 3:53 am

    It’s small, yet from the pictures it looks, and feels, extremely spacious. Congrats on a job well done.

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