When we moved to the farm, we thought the little home we fashioned for ourselves in the barn was small. At 600 square feet, our apartment was about 1/4 the size of the suburban home we had left behind.
We just thought our home was small. Our daughter and announcer Adrian has introduced us to a qualitative re-imagining of how small a home can be as she contemplates building and living in a “tiny house.” Think more like 200 square feet, sometimes even smaller. With Amanda in California taking care of our grandsons so our son and his wife can enjoy a getaway together, Adrian and I chat about tiny houses for this week’s program. We talk about what constitutes a tiny house, why living in one is so appealing to her (and fascinating to her friends), the various ways to have one, and how much one can spend on them.
Here are links to some of the resources we talked about today:
- Tiny Happy Homes
- The Wedgie – This is the tiny house version Adrian finds most interesting right now. She may decide to build it taller, though, so the loft will feel more spacious.
- Deek Diedrecksen’s site – “Relaxshacks”
- Jamaica Cottage Shop – Great source of ideas for innovative tiny houses
- Tumbleweed Tiny House Company – Crazy gorgeous, crazy expensive prefab tiny house kits
- Google Sketchup – This free software is the only tool we used to design both the barn and the lodge, and Adrian is in the process of using it to design her tiny house.