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Florida Woman Making Do in a Tiny Home That's 95 Percent Smaller Than Her Previous House

"I live on one paycheck."

A Florida woman is saving money by renting this tiny house, but she has plans to buy one for herself someday as well. She's one of many who are joining the tiny house movement. (Image source: WKMG-TV)

Emily Lindahl used to live in a nearly 2,300-square-foot home, but then she decided to downsize in an extreme way.

The Orlando, Florida, woman now lives in a 120-square-foot tiny house, making her abode about 95 percent smaller than her previous home.

"I used to live in almost 2,300 square feet, so it's about 5 percent of the size of my old house," Lindahl told WKMG-TV.

Paying only $350 in rent a month with an electric bill smaller than what it would cost to take a family of four out to dinner at a fast-food restaurant, Lindahl is saving money.

A Florida woman is saving money by renting this tiny house, but she has plans to buy one for herself someday as well. She's one of many who are joining the tiny house movement. (Image source: WKMG-TV) A Florida woman is saving money by renting this tiny house, but she has plans to buy one for herself someday as well. She's one of many who are joining the tiny house movement. (Image source: WKMG-TV)

"I live on one paycheck, and the other paycheck I can put to retirement or saving up to build my own tiny house," she told the news station.

And Lindahl is not the only one on her block who has chosen this somewhat alternative lifestyle. Dorian Acito is also a tiny house dweller, but she has about 40 more square feet more than Lindahl's home.

"I just think if you live in a big house, and you don't use the space, it's dead space," Acito explained to WKMG of why she chose to live tiny. "It just didn't feel good."

Watch the news station's report featuring the tiny homes:

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WKMG reported that Lindahl is currently developing designs for her own tiny home.

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