These folks, known simply as S & B, have a really great downsizing story captured on their blog, Almost Glamping. They have a larger home, but wanted to build something new. After taking the plans for a 400 square foot cabin design to the planning department they learned how expensive and red-tape burdened building a house on a foundation could be.
As they searched for legal ways to build something without permits they stumbled across the tiny house movement. That was about a year ago and now they have leased out their ‘big’ house and have moved into a tiny house they designed and built themselves. They sold most of their possessions and have truly downsized their lives. B used SketchUp to draw up their tiny dream house and spearheaded the building portion of the project. S was responsible for aesthetics and the blog. Read more about S & B.
I love their tiny house. It’s 18-feet long, has dormers in sides of the roof, and the bathroom is in the middle of the house. This divides the house into two separate sides. By the entry door is a little kitchen and drop leaf table used as a desk and table. On the other end is a built-in sofa. The ladder to the loft is cleverly hinged to the wall and latches into place when in use. The loft feels open with the help of the two dormers. S & B are in their tiny house full time now, but I’m certain the story will continue. Be sure to follow them at Almost Glamping. Photos by S & B.
Update: S & B added a new FAQ page on their blog answering some of the question posted on Facebook (and below) in response to this post. Thanks S & B!