TINY HOUSE FAMILY: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfA0mkE_6-r8XakBUAFQANQ
Micah, Jana and their son Silas moved from Birmingham to San Francisco for a work opportunity but weren’t prepared to pay the high price tag to rent an apartment.
Instead, they contracted a tiny house building company to do the build. Their beautiful home was built by American Tiny House in Texas:
The house is 237 square feet (30 feet long by approx. 8 feet wide) and they currently have it parked on an RV pad in a residential backyard. They share the backyard with the family living in the big house so Silas has friends to play with and access to a playground.
Previously, they had the home parked in a parking lot in a smaller town but after a year the city wanted them to get an official permit but they didn’t want to complicate things for the landlord so they continued searching.
They say that living in a tiny house has brought them closer together as a family, although there are definitely some challenges to living in a tiny house with a toddler. They spend much more time outdoors in the yard or going on micro adventures and they’ve had to add railings to the lofts and a baby gate at the bottom of the stairs to keep their son safe.
They downsized all of their belongings before moving into the house so that they’d have a clean and tidy minimalist home.
For power they’ve got 2 solar panels in the yard, and they’re also hooked up to the main house with a 10-gauge extension cord. They’re hooked up to water with a hose, and they have a generator for the times when they need to power the air conditioning unit, or the combo washer dryer.
The Tiny House Family has epic vlogs on YouTube and inspiring photos on Instagram and we hope you’ll check them out and stay up to date on what they’re up to:
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Mat & Danielle
PS thank you to Micah & Jana for filming all this beautiful footage since we couldn’t be in San Francisco ourselves 🙂
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