I wanted to share this story of a man who converted an old tool shed into a beautiful micro cabin for he and his fiance so they can live mortgage-free.
He took an 8′ x 12′ tool shed and added insulation, windows, sheet rock and electricity.
Since he and his fiance work a lot they really just use a 96 sq. ft. minimalist cabin to rest and sleep at night.
Man Converts Tool Shed into Debt-free Micro Home
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Learn why and how he did it in the video/interview and tour below:
Long Work Hours Means Little Time Spent at Home
Since they get up in the morning and immediately leave for work and then they come back at night to watch a movie and go right to sleep they just don’t need much.
Using Laptops and Phones for Entertainment
They don’t need a big entertainment center, either, because right now they can just watch whatever they want from their computer.
Shelving Instead of Closets
Instead of a closet they simply just use open shelving and a covered storage area underneath the bed.
The classic firewood stove easily heats up the place for hours on end with wood gathered from around the farm.
Clean Up Takes Just 5 Minutes!
Best of all it only takes 5 minutes to clean up the place. And since there’s no place for clutter, there just isn’t any of it!
Tiny House Story
A Guest Post by Ethan – (Send us your tiny living story)
My name is Ethan, and my girlfriend Kelsey and I have been living in 100 square feet for about 6 months so far.
Our journey to tiny house living started last October when I started looking around for a trailer to build my own house on.
By November I had found a great deal ($1500 for the trailer) on craigslist.org and got started on the project immediately.
When December came around I had my shell built and over the next couple of months I worked on the interior. It took me around 6 months total but that was mostly due to my work schedule and only having Tuesdays to build and the weather also rained me out a couple weeks in February.
Living Simply on the Beach
I thought you’d enjoy this off grid tiny house that’s right on the beach.
It sort of has that classic Spanish style which I like.
And it’s in an area that’s completely off the grid (surrounded by dunes).
Improvements were made by a team of builders and architect Alejandro Gonzalez.
Since there’s no electric it’s lit by candles and lanterns.
To get here you have to use a 4×4 vehicle to get through the dunes.
About eight blocks away, though, you can find a store with supplies and food.
Off Grid Tiny House on the Beach
Pastor Freddie Beard
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/… Given the state of the current economy, a growing number of Americans with ordinary lives are choosing to scale down — way down. They call themselves the “tiny house” movement. Need to Know visited one of the movement’s proponents, Dee Williams, at her small home in Olympia, Washington. Williams says that the downsized living arrangements bring her a sense of contentment. Need to Know airs Fridays on PBS. Watch full-length episodes of Need to Know at http://video.pbs.org/program/1458405365/