Tiny House homeowner Steve built his 8×17 tiny house in his backyard, moved-in, and then rented his front house. The renters essentially pay the mortgage on the property. So now Steve is living a mortgage-free life.
There are lots of innovate ideas in this design. For example, his bed functions as a sofa during the day by rolling away below a raised landing. At night it’s super easy to roll-out the bed. On the raised landing is the kitchen and bathroom. The house cost him about $50,000 to build.
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The build, start to finish, took her eight months; but she admits to taking some long breaks because the process was absolutely exhausting. In the fall when the house was finished, Lydia then 22 years of age owned her own self built house, outright!” – Tiny House Listings
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Ultimately, my goal is to graduate from college nearly debt free, with a home of my own which is mortgage free that I can be proud of. My budget for this project is $10,000.” – Candace via small & tiny home ideas
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My monthly expenses here are like $200, and everything’s paid for – no mortgage. Now I don’t have to think about my bills when I get up in the morning, which is a really nice feeling.” – John Wells via Unlikely Lives
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Greg Parham of Durango says his tiny house has all the necessary amenities – a loft for sleeping, and a kitchen with a stove and water heater that operate on propane. Parham, like others, has found a way to have more freedom, a simpler lifestyle and not be bound to an unmanageable mortgage.” – The Durango Herald
via What’s the big idea? Photo by Steve Lewis for the Durango Herald
Since making the switch to a Tiny House, I have no debt. I have hardly any bills. I have very little house to clean and maintain. I don’t own any furniture, and own very little housewares. I have to write one check a month, to rent the land that I park my Tiny House on, and if I really wanted to I could get creative and find a land sitting situation to live on some land for nearly free. If I don’t like where I’m out, I can hitch up and move on along.” – Greg Parham from Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
Read more about Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses at Tiny House Blog.
They began their tiny house in early 2012, carefully photo and video documenting their build process to contribute to what was (at the time) a small group of blogs and websites on the subject. ” – Billy for PAD Tiny Houses
Read the interview with Chris & Malissa and their Unlikely Lives. Visit Chris & Malissa’s blog and see more of the Tiny Tack House.
A growing number of people are choosing to shun the conventional option of a foundation, mortgage and spare room in favour of a house the size of the average suburban garage. So what exactly is a tiny house, why is it so appealing, and what is it like to actually live in one?” – Over Grow The System
Continue reading about Sizing up the tiny house movement
When Sicily Kolbeck first told people she was planning to build her own house, they often assumed she meant a doll house. “I got a lot of, ‘That’s cute,'” Sicily recalls. In reality, Sicily, 13, aimed to become part of a burgeoning movement. Sicily didn’t have any construction expertise when she read about these scaled-down houses online and was inspired to build her own.” – BBC News
Read the complete story of Americans construct tiny houses – and new lives.
Greyson Gritt is a Yellowknife musician who wants to put down roots, without the mortgage. He started looking into a tiny home — a build-it-yourself structure that ranges between 100 and 400 square feet.” – CBC News
Read more about how the Tiny house craze reaches Yellowknife