Dee’s Kozy Kabin


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Dee designed her Kozy Kabin in 2004 after buying a set of plans from Jay Shafer of Four Lights Houses.  The space was inspired by seeing Jay’s house and hanging out with him in it. Dee re-engineered the design with a slightly different trailer set-up and a completely different floor plan – one that was even more simple, comfortable, and basic.  The 84 square foot Kozy Kabin Tiny House has no running water, no exclusive bathroom space, and just a smidgen of solar electric power.  But it all made Dee happy enough for more than 10 years, as she wrote in her memoir, The Big Tiny:

“Admitting that I’m happy enough makes me wonder if I’m falling short of my potential as a middle-class American; like I should want more out of life than this tiny house and the backyard, and the way it feels to sit on the porch and watch the sun come up. But it works for me, and besides, I’m not sure that I was any happier when I had a bigger, more normal house.”

While Dee’s house was designed with her needs in mind, it is an inviting design for anyone who wants to keep things simple, affordable, and functional.

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