04/15 Stylish tiny house on display at Earth Day Texas next weekend

tiny house built by Randi  &  Cody Hennigan, has reclaimed wood floors, a projector TV screen and a wood stove

tiny house built by Randi & Cody Hennigan, has reclaimed wood floors, a projector TV screen and a wood stove

Randi and Cody Hennigan know firsthand the meaning of DIY. Since March 2015, the Richardson couple have been building their own tiny home. Sawing, sanding and wielding power tools, they have painstakingly constructed the 170-square-foot miniature residence.

The versatile house has been a longtime dream of the couple. Seasoned adventurers who love the outdoors, the couple saw the house as the next step toward their vision of living an independent, sustainable lifestyle.

“Sustainability was our foothold into this. It was all about paying attention to our footprint,” says Cody, manager of the claims department of a nonprofit benefits company…

“This house is us. I can see us in every aspect of it. It represents us,” Randi says.

Tips to go tiny

Thinking of building a tiny house? The Hennigans offer a few tips:

Find a mentor. You will never know everything, so find someone with experience that can answer the tough questions.

Have a plan, but don’t let the plan get in the way. You have to be flexible and willing to adjust as your space develops.

If you build it, you will fill it. Don’t overdo storage. Remember the goal is to live a more simple life with less stuff.

Focus on one step at a time. Enjoy the process, and celebrate what’s been accomplished.

Read more and watch the video –

See this house and others at the Tiny House Village at Earth Day Texas 2016, April 22-24, Fair Park, earthdaytx.org.

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Elaine Walker