Stacy Buys A Tiny House

Stacy “…felt like it was time to draw a line in the sand and make some important decisions about her future and her security. She went on Craigslist, found a room available in an apartment close to her work where she could walk, and split living expenses with her roommates. She sold her car, bought a bicycle and cut her expenses down as much as possible. She paid down her remaining student loans and credit card bills. Once those were paid off she began looking at her long-term housing options that would allow her to live life without being married to a job. A friend told her about a really cool website called Tiny House Blog that features lots of cool, inexpensive homes and ideas about living simple. She decided this was the approach she wanted to take. Now that her debt was eliminated from cutting her lifestyle back, she could throw more money at her savings to purchase a tiny house. Sure enough, faster forward a couple years and she was fired from her job. Her company was feeling the cutbacks from the recession and was forced to let her go. Stacy felt she had saved enough money to look for a tiny house to purchase. She went online and found one exactly right for her. She purchased it, parked it in a friend’s back yard, found a part-time job at a local market and was good to go. Even though her job was only part-time, she still managed to set money aside each month because of her extremely low monthly expenses. Now she worked less and saved more. She did this by realizing that her housing was her biggest expense, creating a plan, taking action and sticking with it.…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Stacy Buys A Tiny House

  1. It is so cool when people sit down, do the math, make a plan and then DO IT. What an inspiration! I built a 12×16 cabin and am looking for land to put it on next summer. The plan is to move in and be living in it within two years. : )

    "I can do this.
    I am doing this.
    It IS DONE."

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