11/22 The tiny house trend in Sacramento, CA

Chris Silva's tiny house

Chris Silva’s tiny house


Chris Silva and his fiance live in what is called a “tiny home.” It is only 185-square-feet.

“Coming out of college, we really wanted to keep our cost down,” Silva said. “We didn’t want to burden ourselves with a mortgage or even rent payments.”

So this April, they did away with their $1,800 monthly apartment rent, hundreds more in utility bills and unnecessary clutter.

With the help and donations from friends and volunteers, they were able to build their dream tiny home for about $25,000.

He drove his home on wheels to his family’s land in Northern California after building it in Santa Barbara. He said their downsize is far from a downgrade.

“We have teak hardwood floors, we have Baltic birch for walls, we have stainless steel everything, I mean, we didn’t have to give up a whole lot,” Silva said.

His home is equipped with water and propane hook ups, electricity, a 34-by-34 inch shower and a California King size mattress in the loft. The couple, both of whom are over 6-feet-tall, does not seem to mind the tiny space.

Read more and watch the video – http://fox40.com/2015/11/22/tiny-houses-the-next-big-trend/

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Elaine Walker