Kendra and Elijah didn’t want to settle for jobs they hated. So they built a tiny house.
Kendra and Elijah were full-time college students studying art, daunted by impending graduation, a job search, and the sacrifice of creative freedom for a 9-to-5 job. It’s a common post-grad question: the job you love, or the job that pays the bills? They chose the jobs they love and threw their money woes out along with most of their belongings. Elijah built the two a tiny house — about 235 square feet with two small lofts. They have a composting toilet (although no bathroom door.) They have three outfits each.
It’s a simple life, lived in the middle of a forest, but one that relieves them of all financial stress. Watch the video below to tour Kendra and Elijah’s house and life.
The mini house that this couple enjoys lacks both Wi-Fi and a bathroom door. They even have a toilet for composting, which the couple cites as one of the primary drawbacks of mini house living. They built their own mini house when joining the tiny house movement, and this small-sized structure offers a total of 235 square feet of living space. It also has two, small-sized lofts that the couple use for sleeping, studying and work. Given that their mini house offers little room for storing non-essentials, these tiny house movement supporters have only a very limited array of personal effects. Moreover, they make every effort to capitalize on every available storage opportunity within their mini house. For instance, the indoor dining area features two compact stools with lids that are used to house clothing. Despite creative applications like this one, both Kendra and Elijah assert that they have just three outfits apiece. Given that Elijah is responsible for the planning and construction of their micro house, the unit represents the best tiny house design for their unique range of interests and needs. Those interested in joining the tiny house movement, however, should note that it’s possible to purchase pre-existing plans for a mini house or to invest in a number of ready-made mini house designs on wheels. The best tiny house for any individual or couple will invariably boast features that are specific to resident preferences, habits and needs.