After purging plenty and donating some 20 bags of clothing, Will & Devan were ready to move into their tiny house, crafted for them by Liberation Tiny Homes.
The lovely house features two lofts with a split storage staircase, a breathtaking custom kitchen, and a bathroom with a huge 5-foot walk in shower and a flush toilet.
While the couple has only been living tiny now for just over a month, they’re loving the home they designed and are ready for their tiny adventure. We got to do a Q&A with the couple which you can read after the photo tour!
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New Hampshire Tiny Living in Will & Devan’s Liberation Tiny Home
Here’s the happy couple who now owns their THOW.
The honeycomb tile in the kitchen is dazzling
The open industrial shelving is also fantastic.
Here in the bathroom they have a storage vanity and flush toilet.
Look at that shower! Nothing tiny about that.
I just love these living rooms under lofts. So cozy.
The shiplaps walls are lovely.
And here are those split double storage staircases!
Q&A with Will & Devan
What are your name(s)?
Will and Devan
How many people (and animals) are living in your tiny house?
It’s just the two of us and our Aruba rescue dog Cruz.
Where do you live? How long have you lived tiny?
We currently live in New Hampshire, we have only been living tiny for over a month now.
What do you do for work? Or do you travel full-time?
I’m a hairstylist and Will is a builder, building custom houses.
Why did you decide to go tiny? What are you hoping to get out of living tiny?
We decided to go tiny for many reasons. One being we wanted financial freedom so that we will be able to travel and explore the world. We didn’t want to live the normal life society tells us too. As in buying a house that we would be living paycheck to paycheck with. The real estate market in our area is extremely high so we didn’t want to buy an over priced house and have a 30 year mortgage.
The tiny house also gives us the option to move wherever whenever as we weren’t set on where we wanted to stay forever. We were also able to have everything we wanted and expensive things in the tiny house that we wouldn’t have been able to have in a house but living in a smaller space allowed us to have nice counter tops, tiled walk in shower, and so much more. To be able to have a home that is ours.
We both were not set on having the 9-5 job everyday, we want to work to live not live to work. We also found a huge joy in having less “stuff”, realizing we don’t really need much to live a happy life. The saying less is more is something we definitely find ourselves living by. By owning less we have less maintenance and less cleaning as well. The most cleaning we do is vacuuming dog hair, which takes all of 5 minutes. We are hoping to live a simple, happy life. To be able to travel. It gives us a sense of pride and joy to be able to live this tiny lifestyle.
How did you first learn about tiny house life?
I believe we first learned about tiny house life on Instagram. It’s crazy to me how social media networking works. You type in simple living and tiny houses pop up. We knew we’d be able to live tiny after staying in one.
How did you build your tiny house or buy it?
We had our tiny house custom made by Liberation Tiny Homes. We stumbled upon Liberation on Instagram and then completely fell in love with their designs. We loved the fact that we were able to completely customize our home to fit our needs and wants. Everything in our home was 100% picked by us. Having Will with a building background we were able to know the process from start to finish so that we could stay ahead of the building process, which resulted in a stress free build.
If you built it, did you have any help? Did you do it yourselves?
We would have liked to build ours ourself but we figured for our first one we would leave it to someone who knows the tiny house process and community.
Are you comfortable sharing how much your tiny home cost? What are bills/utilites like compared to before?
The standard base model for this size and style was starting around 45,000. With some of the higher end details and finishes we added we kept it in the 60,000 to 70,000 range. Where we are staying water and septic is included in our site price. Our only bills are electricity, WiFi, and insurance. Our tiny house is super efficient, meaning our electric bill is usually only $30-$40 a month. Going tiny means less bills and lower bills for the ones you still have.
How did you find a place to park and live in your tiny house?
This was probably one of our most difficult things about going tiny. New Hampshire isn’t quite sure what to do about tiny houses. Our tiny house is registered as an RV. Meaning we are able to go into campgrounds. We are currently in a seasonal spot in a campground. We did a lot of research around our surrounding areas for places that we would be able to live for the season.
Before going tiny, what was life like?
Before going tiny life wasn’t as simple as it is now. We got rid of a lot of clothes and stuff that we had that we didn’t need. I would say we donated at least 20 trash bags of clothes. There comes a simplicity with having less and living in a smaller space. We find ourselves being outside more because there’s not much to do inside as in cleaning or organizing.
Is there anything from your old life that you miss?
We were living with my mom before we lived tiny. It was time for us to have our own space. We don’t miss anything from our “old life”. Life is about moving forward and growing. This has been a big year for us. We have both pushed each other to become better daily, learn more daily and just focus on each others happiness. This isn’t just our new lifestyle, but more of a change to help us accelerate our growth and accomplish all the things we want to achieve. This tiny change is just the beginning.
What benefits are you experiencing after going tiny?
There are several benefits of going tiny. Having less stuff, bills, and baggage. Less cleaning and organizing. We love living simply. We have the opportunity to save more and be able to live our lives to the fullest.
What about some challenges?
Some challenges we’ve experienced as I’ve said before is we have limited options in where we can put our tiny house in New Hampshire unless we had a piece of land that would supply water, electricity, and septic. Just means we will always be researching, which isn’t a bad thing!
What makes your tiny home special?
Our tiny house is special because there’s no other tiny house that looks exactly like ours. Everything in here we picked out specifically for our needs and wants. It’s our first one and we couldn’t be happier.
What is your favorite part of your tiny home?
Our favorite part about our tiny house is our 5ft walk in shower, our double staircase which has a lot of storage, our completely customized kitchen and hand crafted cabinets. Our living room is one of our happy places, we are able to relax and do research in this area. Our couch also pulls out to a full size bed for when we have guests over. Another one of our favorite parts is in our loft we were able to have a king size bed.
What helpful advice would you give to others interested in going tiny?
Some advice I wish we had when we were thinking about going tiny is that no one’s opinions should matter when you’re doing what you want and what you know will make you happy. Tiny living is super untraditional and some don’t understand why you would want to do that over buying a house. Do what makes you happy, I promise it’s worth it in the end! We researched so much when we were going tiny and I would advise researching as much as possible. About which layouts you want, the area you will be in, and so much more. Research. Research. Research. I can’t stress that enough.
Anything I didn’t ask about that we should know?
Our tiny house is a 28ft long and 8 1/2 width. When we were originally thinking of going tiny we started out with a 26ft trailer and the more we stayed in a couple we decided 28ft would be the perfect size for us and we were right!
- 28 ft long
- 8’6″ wide
- Built by Liberation Tiny Homes
- Devan is hairdresser; Will is builder
- Honeycomb tile in kitchen
- Double sink
- Furrion 3-burner stove/oven
- 5 ft walk-in tiled shower
- Flush toilet
- King-sized bed in Master loft
- Storage staircase
- Cozy under-loft living room
Our big thanks to Devan for sharing! 🙏
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