Samantha and Robert’s Shedsistence

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Busy couple built their 24-foot 204 square foot tiny house on weekends over 14 months – and WOW!

Material cost was $30,000. Nice!

Judging from the incredibly high quality of the house, they’ve got a lot of sweat equity in their home. Just check out these interior details.

This is a great example of how an owner-built tiny home can not only compete in style with the professionals – but at a lower price plus pride in completion.

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These folks spend a lot of time outdoors; so they built a special storage room for their gear.

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You can hop over to their website here.

Below is a cut and paste from their “About” Page on the website:

  • The philosophy: Samantha and I have always said we will never own a king size bed because we don’t want the potential for more space to make its way between us. And we feel the same about the spaces we inhabit. Call it encouraged interaction if you will, and luckily, we really like being around each other!
  • The challenge?  We spent 30 days in 2008 living out of a Honda Civic and a tent as we traveled the United States, coast to coast and back. In 2010, we spent 30 days (legally) hopping trains from country to country in Europe with nothing more than what could fit in our 60 liter backpacks. We spent 6 weeks in 2012 navigating the rural towns, crowded cities and rugged landscape of the Patagonia region of South America, carrying all of our belongings over 1400 miles in those same backpacks. And in 2013 we packed up everything we owned into a 16’ U-haul and drove west from our roots in Western NY to Yakima, WA. One of us had a job, we did not have a place to live and we kept our mattress on top of our belongings in the box truck in case we had to spend a few nights in the back while we looked for a place to call home.  Sooo…we really expected the decision to live in a fully functioning and furnished sub-200 square foot space would come easy, yet it turned out to be a more serious and lengthy internal debate than expected. This is new territory. It pushes its occupants to question traditional standards of habitation. It re-evaluates our notion of home. It tests traditional methods of construction and it questions archaic zoning ordinances. With that said, we have yet to dive into an experience we are unsure about and not come out on the other side thankful that we took the leap.

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