In this world where people are looking to make things more “green,” as well as make their lives more simple, a man in California has done both by living in a tiny home with only 89 square feet of living space.
Jay Safer, 46, is co-founder of the Small House Society and built his own small house 10 years ago. It has a kitchen complete with a gas range and sink, a bathroom with a shower, a loft for his bedroom, a small porch that can fit two people, and even a living room. But it is only 89 square feet.
His partner is Gregory Johnson, who lived in a 140 square foot home, until he got married and now he and his wife live in a studio apartment.
The two men own the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, which designs and builds these tiny homes. Most of these miniatures can even be connected to public utilities and have a surprising amount of features in such as small space. They sell for about $40,000 to $50,000, and you can buy blueprints to make your own for only $400 to $4,000.
People are buying these little homes for offices, studios, or to use as an extra bedroom. Some even put them on wheels and use them as a mobile home away from home. The small dwellings are built to a high standard with better insulation and catchy looking designs than a traile. The only similarity is the wheels which help owners move them around and avoid issues with any building regulations concerning stationary houses.
So, if you want a simple lifestyle and cheaper utility bills, try one of these tiny homes.