05/17 The Wee Miner, a tiny house with a “jiffy poop” toilet

The Wee Miner, Holly Bidle's tiny rental house with a "jiffy poop" toilet

The Wee Miner, Holly Bidle’s tiny rental house with a “jiffy poop” toilet

Cashing in on the tiny house trend does not mean you have to live in one.

Tiny houses are popping up across Colorado. They are adorable, affordable and becoming more popular every day.

But not everyone is interested in downsizing.

“I ordered it and a guy brought it down, just pulled it with a pickup truck and it’s been rented ever since,” said Holly Bidle.

Bidle is a geologist by trade who is cashing in on the tiny house craze, renting out a tiny home on her two-acre property in Golden.

“This one is the Wee Miner. It came down from Canada,” said Bidle. “Come take the tiny tour.”

A hand-carved “Wee Miner” sign hangs over the small sink as you enter the mining-themed little house, which has two loft beds on either end.

“There’s nothing like waking up in that loft with the sun pouring in. It’s like being in a bunk bed when you’re a little kid. I just look down over here and I get happy,” said Bidle, who enjoys staying in the loft when her tiny house is not rented for the night…

Bidle calls the dry flush toilet “jiffy poop” because the milar liner looks like Jiffy Pop popcorn as it expands around the waste, twists, and pulls it below.

Read more and watch the video (including the “jiffy poop” toilet in action) – http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/tiny-house-big-dreams-single-mom-in-golden-rents-out-tiny-house-to-bring-in-extra-income


Elaine Walker