Profiles: Who Lives in Tiny Houses?

Everyone asks us, who lives in tiny houses?  Here are some examples. We’re sharing these Unlikely Lives profiles of people who live in tiny homes because we think they’ll help you see that tiny homes can work for many different kinds of people and many kinds of lives.

Dee WilliamsDee Williams: An Independent Spirit Grows Into Community

With 10 years in her 84 square foot house on wheels, Dee is often called a pioneer of the tiny house movement. How does a pioneer become a pioneer? And what has she learned by living in a tiny house for a decade?

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Alex-and-Allison-profileAlex and Allison: The Community Is Their Living Room

Alex and Allison weren’t concerned with the size of their house, but they wanted it to provide easy access to the people and activities that make their lives feel meaningful. A 320 square foot home was just the path that got them there.

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Alex and Allison tiny home interview Unlikely LivesEsther and Kenny: Quality Over Quantity

Esther and Kenny’s priorities were to do the work they want (even if it won’t make them rich), to have time to spend with the people they love and the hobbies they enjoy, and to live in a beautiful house. The size of the beautiful house was less of a priority.

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Erin-profileErin: Be Fearless and Have Fun

It could seem scary to live in a tiny house and know that you could be asked to move, but as I spoke with Erin, I learned that it doesn’t feel risky when you believe the best about people.

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Aldo-profileAldo Lavaggi: Count Your Blessings, Whatever Your Square Footage

Life in a tiny house wouldn’t fix every little problem, but surely with more money in your pocket or more time on your hands, life would feel a little easier, a little freer…wouldn’t it?

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Candice-profileCandice Ding: A Family Finds More, Not Less

Many Americans think it’s pretty out there for a family to live in a tiny house, but Candice and her mother, who both immigrated from China, do just fine in the house they built.

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Chris and Malissa TackChris and Malissa: Committed to Home, But Not to a Mortgage

What motivated this couple with practically no construction experience to not only to move their life into a house that might be 100 or so square feet, but to also build it themselves?

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John Labovitz John Labovitz: Through a Traveler’s Lens

What would your home look like if one of your top priorities was to maintain the feeling of traveling? After buying a traditional house and finding its location lacking, John opted for a housetruck that’s even more mobile than a tiny house on a trailer.

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tammy-logan-featureTammy and Logan: Big Enough For Two

Leaving a sea of debt and their fast-paced lifestyle behind, Tammy and Logan slowed down, simplified, and found solid footing for a better life in their tiny home.

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Gina-featureGina Bramucci: Balancing Roots and a Life on the Road

Gina found a tiny home was just the right amount of rooting she needed to feel at home in Portland, Oregon, in-between work stints in Africa for an international aid organization.

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