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Tiny House, Big Freedom

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Ella Jenkins has been living in a space about the size of a shipping container since October?and loving every minute of it.

She built her own 130-square-foot house with the help of a kit and her stepfather, and is now part of a growing trend of people who reside in ?tiny houses,? miniature abodes that are modestly priced, eco-friendly and minimalistic.

?I was almost a hoarder, I?m obsessed with clothes,? admits Jenkins, 24, a California-based Celtic harpist who says that moving into the small space has forced her to pare down her belongings and become tidy and organized.

But the shedding of things has been a welcome change. ?Moving into the house was actually a relief because I could only take what I could fit,? she explains. ?It feels freeing to have only what I really need around me.?

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Very cool! Wonder if it has air conditioning?

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looks like a lil witch cottage .... or a secret gay couples hide away ... she obviously has no fat friends look at that door... i couldnt get in that house side ways

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Not a new idea.

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130 sq/ft is 10x13 feet - the size of a typical garden shed in these parts.

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Burglars wouldn't need to break in, they could just take the entire house :laugh:

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Where is her bathroom and kitchen? If she takes a **** it will stink up the entire house. With a house that size she can save money on a TV because she won't need one that big.

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In some areas there is a size minum that a house must be. I think this is not code in a lot of areas.

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So she lives in a dressed up trailer?

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good grief my pool house is larger then that :huh:

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looks like a lil witch cottage .... or a secret gay couples hide away ... she obviously has no fat friends look at that door... i couldnt get in that house side ways

She looks quite cute I'd find a way in somehow

*Edit* Sounded less creepy then when I read it through after posting

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She looks quite cute I'd find a way in somehow

*Edit* Sounded less creepy then when I read it through after posting

What does this mean, are you fat, very big, tall or as you said in your edit, perhaps a creepy entrance?

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It would be a nice thing to have if you owned some land, a posh camping trip, but I wouldn't feel very safe parked on the edge of a council estate :laugh:

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What does this mean, are you fat, very big, tall

Yes

or as you said in your edit, perhaps a creepy entrance?

Starting to think I might be

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Celtic Harpist... riiiight...

nah, but she's a cute hippie.

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Where is her bathroom and kitchen?

Hey she's got some bushes outside to squat in. :p

If you look at the slideshow, you'll see the kitchen & bath area.

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Hey she's got some bushes outside to squat in. :p

If you look at the slideshow, you'll see the kitchen & bath area.

lol, I had not clicked on the link so I did not know there were more pictures. I am glad that you pointed that out because I wanted to see the inside. Surprisingly it seems comfy and not too bad. However, I will stick with my 2300 square feet. All she needs to do now is get some chickens for eggs and she will be set.

I will keep her warm in that tiny house. :D

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I will keep her warm in that tiny house. :D

Don't forget the big ... hum ... let's say things.

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