We spotted this sweet and inspiring story over at A Tiny House Blog and wanted to share it with you, Apartment Therapy readers. April and Keith had some unexpected life changes in 2008 but took a positive perspective and decided to make their distant future happen in the present by building a small family home to enjoy. With help from family and friends, their tiny house materialized and they incorporated a clever small space idea right inside. See what it is after the jump.
The couple designed the very small interior to have zones by creating a half-wall out of salvaged frames. Not only does this have a nice visual impact but it provides an opportunity to make the 1 room feel like 2 rooms and then some. The open frames also allow for tons of light to still stream through the space, which was a big priority for the couple - windows! Aside from the room divider, the couple has included green solutions like solar panels and rain barrels have been purchased to augment water use.
We personally love the couple's positive and fresh perspective on building their tiny home, citing their love of outdoors (who needs a big house when you can enjoy laying on a hammock between 2 fruit trees?), their careful dividing of funds to pay for the smaller mortgage and the fact that they get along so well, a small space for the pair simply works. Rock on, April and Keith!
Click here to read their story and check out more photos of the tiny house build.
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