Dee designed her Kozy Kabin in 2004 after buying a set of plans from Jay Shafer of Four Lights Houses. The space was inspired by seeing Jay’s house and hanging out with him in it. Dee re-engineered the design with a slightly different trailer set-up and a completely different floor plan – one that was even more simple, comfortable, and basic. The 84 square foot Kozy Kabin Tiny House has no running water, no exclusive bathroom space, and just a smidgen of solar electric power. But it all made Dee happy enough for more than 10 years, as she wrote in her memoir, The Big Tiny:
While Dee’s house was designed with her needs in mind, it is an inviting design for anyone who wants to keep things simple, affordable, and functional.