10/07 A Tiny house perfect for a growing family

Silas snuggling with his grandparents, Nonna and Dio

Silas snuggling with his grandparents, Nonna and Dio

Living in San Francisco is hard enough when you’re alone, dealing with a cost of living that’s about 63% higher than the national average. Add a significant other and a kid, and it seems downright impossible. But one family is here to prove us all wrong with their well-designed tiny home that fits their growing family.

In an interview with the money-saving blog And Then We Saved, the appropriately-named “Tiny House Family” explains that the decision to go tiny was about fostering independence: “Despite doubts from family and friends, we see tiny living as a healthy lifestyle that allowed for financial independence, freedom and adventure during the prime years of our life. Rather than wait for late retirement, we are free to live now as we choose, while still figuring stuff out without much pressure.”

Their 28′ x 8.5′ custom-built home has a bright interior, thanks to the 14 windows and the very on-trend and budget-friendly choice to line the walls with shiplap. (Joanna Gaines would, of course, approve.) There’s living space on two levels, technically: the main living area/kitchen/bath on the bottom level, and two lofts that form the master “bedroom” and a lounge with a TV and toys (which will become a living space for their toddler once he’s old enough to climb the steps).

Read more – http://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/house-tours/a7208/tiny-home-family/

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Elaine Walker

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