“What I really enjoyed was the sense of independence and the sense of freedom,” said Bellows, 36. “It was the sense that I built it. So if anything went wrong I knew how to fix it…”
He found a 3.8-acre piece of land in Lapeer County, but Bellows said in order to be there legally the home had to be at least 960-square feet.
So in January 2012 — after almost five months of living in his tiny house on his own piece of land — he was forced to move out.