Living Large in a TINY House

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Dallas's Earth Day 2016 event included a tiny house village with 10 homes. I got to experience the smallest of the homes, 78 square feet, first hand, and meet the owner, B.A. Norrgard (in the photo below).

B.A. left a paralegal position to become a tiny house advocate, traveling across the country and living in the house for the past two years. When I lived back east, I knew a few people who rented apartments in New York City. I thought those places were small! This house is miniscule. 

A Bed Over My Head Tiny House







Tiny House Kitchen

When you enter the front (and only) door, the kitchen is on the left. It's got a bamboo sink and a small counter area, with refrigerator and other cooking appliances below. A small pantry also serves as shoe storage, to the left of the sink in the photo above.

Behind the front door, on the left, is the bath area. BA's got a composting toilet and a shower, all in one "wet" area.

Tiny bath    Tiny shower

The "great room" has storage of all sorts and a built in table/desk (B.A. is sitting on it in the photo above). The "bedroom" is a loft area over the front of the house, complete with skylight and stained glass window.

Tiny storage  Tiny storage  Tiny bedroom

There is a closet, but you have to move the ladder used to get to the loft to be able to open it. And, it's - wait for it ... - tiny!

These pictures really don't do the house justice. Check out B.A.'s video to get a better feel for the space.

A Bed Over My Head Video Tour






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Susan Haughton
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I am fascinated by tiny houses and think they would work perfectly for many folks. Not me, LOL, you understand, but many other people. 

Apr 24, 2016 12:07 PM #1
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Susan Haughton Not for me, either. My first home was 1100 sq ft and that was small enough for me.

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