This home's exterior dimensions are only 8' x 8'! The tiny house was intentionally built to be less than 70 square feet — the legal definition of a habitable room in North Carolina — in order to avoid construction permits. Featured on Tiny House Blog, the owners have used it as a weekend retreat as they build a larger "habitable" home nearby...
From the owner, Jeff: "It is solar and insulated and with a flat screen TV, a toilet, and a queen size bed, it has been our home practically every weekend for the past 3 1/2 years while we build a larger house by ourselves. It stays warm with body heat (two adults and a 70lb dog) in winters that can see 40+ inches of snow. It has been absolutely great! It forces you to get out and stay active."
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