our tiny home

Our tiny home on wheels houses 2 farmers, and 2 cats in 200 square feet.  We built it with the help of a local contractor in the fall of 2011 and have been living in it since February 2012.  In April of 2012 we took it with us to our internship at Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre, then that November we brought it home to Brian’s parents property in Clinton, Ontario.

The tiny house offers all the comforts of a not so tiny home.  Our queen size bed is in a loft, 7’ above the main floor.  We use a ladder to get into bed.  We have plumbing for our shower and sink, though we carry our water home in jugs.  We heat with propane and wood and power our lights and appliances with a windmill and solar panels.  We even have internet.

Our tiny house is more than a roof over our heads.  It helps us to dream big but live tiny.  With our home on wheels and the generosity of Brian’s parents we can start our farm without buying land and we can invest our savings into farm equipment and materials instead of going into major dept for a traditional home.

And, if we ever need to, we can always move it.

 

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