Tiny houses are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional housing. It may seem strange to some, but there are a lot of benefits to this style of home. Of those benefits, the most commonly cited is how cost effective tiny homes can be. Going hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt to purchase a home isn't feasible for everyone, and why waste money paying high rent that doesn't lead to ownership? Tiny homes can be had at less than $50,000, and can be even cheaper if you are willing to do some of the work yourself.
Deep within the forests of Canada, Rachel Ross has built the home she always dreamed of having. At 160 square feet, this tiny house manages to fit all that Rachel needs. The best part of it is the creative design that sets this home apart from all others.
The exterior of the home has a very rustic feel to match life in the woods.
From the outside, the home looks like a caravan from a Disney story or a fairy tale.
The inside mimics the same rustic feel as the outside. It’s surprisingly spacious.
The ceiling is curved with the roof to give the appearance of more room. It even has a skylight.
In fact, many traditionally straight lines of the home’s architecture are curved — like the windows and edges of the countertops.
The stove was reclaimed from a camper and is fueled by a propane tank.
Surprisingly, this large circular window used to be part of a picnic table from the 1970s.
It's hard to tell from just looking at it, but most of this tiny home was made from recycled and reused parts.
Much of the home's interior was built using reclaimed wood.
The view of the forest is spectacular. You can even see the nearby lake from the bedroom.
Because of the amount of recycled parts used in its construction, the home only cost about $8,000 to build!
There wasn't enough room for a bathroom, but it is steps away from an outside A-frame outhouse that has a composting toilet.
While it did require a lot of work to complete, who wouldn't love to have a place like this to themselves?
Via: Little Things