What a charming compact residence! Embracing the philosophy of “less is more,” one retiree, Brigitte, embarked on a transformative journey by constructing her own tiny home.
Following a separation, she discovered inspiration in a friend’s book on tiny homes, setting the course for her future. Despite lacking prior home-building experience, Brigitte’s determination garnered support from her community—a rusty trailer and a skilled builder laid the foundation.
Over nearly a year, Brigitte and her hired help crafted a space tailored to her lifestyle. The living area/kitchen boasts an open layout, defying the typical constraints of a tiny home.
A convertible couch and a tucked-away keyboard add versatility. The sleeping loft above contributes to the sense of openness. Brigitte strategically positioned windows for a captivating view of her garden and distant mountains.
In her commitment to minimalism, Brigitte forgoes running water, opting for jug and bucket collection from a spigot. Showers involve a hanging bucket with a spout, a ritual she reserves for summertime. Come winter, a local swimming pool provides an alternative.
Navigating her surroundings on an electric bike, Brigitte’s frugal lifestyle extends to her garden’s bounty and preserved foods in winter.
The cost-efficient tiny home, totaling $30K, aligns with Brigitte’s preference for simplicity. A $300 monthly fee covers the property, internet, and electricity.
Her story stands as an inspiring example for those contemplating a downsized existence, showcasing the remarkable possibilities achievable with minimal space.
Watch the video below for an intimate look at Brigitte’s delightful tiny abode and perhaps find your own inspiration! Share this story of ingenuity with friends and family.