Posted by Sam Benson | March 20, 2014
Alek Lisefski, a web designer from California, decided to challenge everything we know about traditional home building. Instead of going into massive debt to buy a house, he instead opted to build an 8×20 foot home for the managable price of $30,000. It’s small, it’s mobile, and it’s pretty awesome.
“Inhabiting such a small space will force me to live in a simpler, more organized and efficient way.” He said. And what better a way is there than building yourself a small home? Sure, having a tiny house may not be for everyone, but you can’t deny that the tiny house movement is growing rapidly.
More and more people are recognizing the benefits of the tiny home, and that more square footage doesn’t equate to a life filled with more joy. And really, just because you can afford to buy a huge house doesn’t mean that you should. Instead of buying a dream home, free up that money and live a dream life.
Alek built his home on top of a trailer when he still lived in Iowa. When he finished his home, he towed it to California where he and his family now live. Now instead of paying off debt, they can spend their money on leisure and travel. And look at that. It’s super cute. Seems right out of Pinterest.
One positive thing about having a small home? Fewer distractions. More work gets done. Lots of natural light make the house seem bigger. The house is designed to feel spacious, even with its small size. Every square foot is functional. The bathroom is definitely tiny, but functional. The commode, sink and shower take up almost no space.
It even has a full kitchen!
The pantry is a series of slide-out drawers.
Even the wall space is used efficiently. Lots of shelving!
My favorite part? This sweet loft.
Plenty of room for everything you’d need. Closet, full sized bed, and a little book shelf.
This small space doesn’t come off as cramped, but snug.
There’s even room for a full closet!
It might not be right for you, but we think you should share Alek’s awesome, tiny house. We love it!
Source: The Tiny Project