24 Nov
Compact living in houses smaller than a walk-in fridge


This guy Jay Shafer designs and builds houses smaller than some celebrity walk-in closets under the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company moniker. As he says, “My decision to inhabit just 89 square feet arose from some concerns I had about the impact a larger house would have on the environment, and because I do not want to maintain a lot of unused or unusable space.” Makes sense. I wouldn’t want to live in one as my prime residence, but they seem like amazing country homes to stash by a lake — small homes for quiet living. Houses range from the minuscule 65 sq ft to a more ample 835 sq ft, and you can either buy the plans for $16,000+ or buy a completely built home and move it yourself with a pickup truck. Nice.

Some homes and their stats below, and then a video tour through one of his homes…

Epu: 89 square feet.
Ready made: $45,997           Build it yourself: $19,950

Fencl: 130 square feet
Ready made: $53,997           Build it yourself: $23,000

65 square feet
Ready made: $38,997           Build it yourself: $16,000



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  1. Gela Vasalo says:

    I love his tiny houses! And admire anyone who can live with so little ‘stuff’. I have too much stuff!

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