In the tiny town of Two Rivers, WI where I spent part of my childhood, there is a tiny house that would draw chuckles from my family every time we drove by it. Essentially, it looked like a glorified cardboard box: four walls and a staircase. I always wondered how someone could live in such a tiny home. Then I saw the story below, and now I know why at least one family would sell most of their stuff to live in a 320 sq. ft. house.
Debra and Gary were working four jobs after Gary lost his original job two years ago. At the time, they were living in a 2,000 sq. ft. home on an acre and a half of land. While searching for ways to downsize, they had an epiphany:
Before having their son, Debra and her husband Gary had spent 9 years living in very tiny homes in South America. Living small hadn't felt like a sacrifice, but a way to stay focused on what is important. They decided they wanted to get back to that.
They stopped working so hard, sold or gave away all of their extra stuff and began looking for the perfect tiny home.
The "perfect tiny home" is a $15,000, 320 sq. ft. abode with a separate work studio. They now live there with their 13-year-old son and claim the home can sleep "6 people comfortably, probably 8 to 10 people uncomfortably." Faircompanies.com says "they have a walk-in closet, full-sized appliances and even an antique bed," and "their son has his own lofted bedroom big enough for sleepovers."
Below, you can take a tour of the home with Debra:
Could you do it?