Wanting to downsize from a 1500 sq. ft. house in Portland, Dee Williams built her new home herself out of salvaged materials. The 84 sq. ft. cabin is powered by solar panels and uses a propane tank for cooking. This video gives the homeowner a chance to show off her dream home...We enjoyed this quick look at a super simple, streamlined lifestyle.
While this is an extreme example in terms of size, the ideas implemented and motivations to do so make sense. We can all relate to her answers to the question "Why?":"A simpler life, more time, more money. I don't have a mortgage. I don't have a big utility bill".
"Being able to offer money to my family if they need it, (and to) my friends if they need it"
"Right now this is where I want to be!"
Dee seems very happy and obviously loves her small home and simple life. Oh and our favorite detail? We noticed that the book she chose to be reading during the video shoot was a Harry Potter, very cool...