07/24 New resident moves into Natick, MA farm’s tiny house

Kori Feener, a documentary filmmaker who has been working with Natick Community Organic Farm this year, climbs down from her bedroom as she moves into the tiny house she plans to live in at the farm. Feener has already spent a couple nights in her new home.

Kori Feener, a documentary filmmaker who has been working with Natick Community Organic Farm this year, climbs down from her bedroom as she moves into the tiny house she plans to live in at the farm. Feener has already spent a couple nights in her new home. Photo by Ken McGagh.

When Kori Feener thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail several years ago, she became intrigued about living with less.

She has since stayed briefly in a tiny house in New Hampshire. Now, she is the first resident of Natick Community Organic Farm’s new tiny home.

“It’s an example of sustainable living,” Feener said Friday as she worked to install shelves and complete other finishing touches of the new home.

The 20-by-8-foot house makes efficient use of space with a loft bedroom above part of the ground-floor living space and storage tucked in wherever it can fit. And while Feener may have limited indoor space, she said she there is plenty of outdoor space at the farm to enjoy.

Feener, who is working on marketing, photography and videography for the farm, is no stranger to an agricultural lifestyle, as she spent a year documenting on video the happenings at the South Natick farm.

The house demonstrates financial and environmental sustainability, said Lynda Simkins, the farm’s executive director.

“We’ve always been exploring alternative housing, especially for the young teachers and farmers who are here,” Simkins said. “It’s so expensive to live around here.”

Simkins said the farm has previously looked into other housing options such as Army tents and yurts.

“When the tiny house concept came up, we thought it was really exciting,” Simkins said.

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Elaine Walker