It’s not hard to understand why the tiny house movement has become so popular in our cluttered society. As people become increasingly drawn to simplifying their lives, living more sustainably, and being closer to nature, beautiful examples of tiny houses like this one continue to appear. This home belongs to Natalie Pollard, the owner of Villagers in Asheville, NC, a store providing supplies for modern homesteaders.
Natalie teamed up withJeramy and Tony of Nanostead to complete her tiny house dream. Nanostead specializes in helping people construct more self-sufficient lifestyles, and Natalie’s home was their first build on wheels.
Many of the features in the home are constructed with salvaged materials, such as the interior wall covered with wood from a friend’s civil war era barn. The majority of the furnishings are antiques, including a wooden buffet from the 60’s and a small 1930’s couch.
Small quarters limit our ability to acquire. It creates a framework for making concessions and compromises. It helps us evaluate what is essential and worthy of our time, our money, our attention.
The home sits in a beautiful field on a friend’s land, a homestead where Natalie has access to electricity, a nearby creek for kitchen and shower water, and a well for drinking water. The partially forested land has a large garden, chickens, and bees, the ideal setting for a dwelling.
A 5′ x 16′ deck with seating areas adds to the livable space and encourages plenty of indoor/outdoor living. It can be deconstructed and put inside the house when the home is moved to a different location.
Visit the Hello Tiny Home blog to see start to finish pictures of the construction of this inspiring little home.
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