Six years ago, Tammy Strobel was unhappy- “I was commuting 2 hours a day, going to a job I hated, overweight, unhappy, kind of middle class plight”. Then she watched a youtube video featuring…
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24 Responses to “Debt/car-free tiny house couple: simple living + resilience”

  • unatics:

    35K and $500 /month? What? Are they parking it in downtown Manhattan?

  • aviansoul:

    Awful lot of hate in the comments here, so I’ll offer up my two cents: I
    firmly believe that this couple has taken a huge step in the right
    direction! Was the price of the tiny house expensive? Yes! However, the
    quality is obviously there; apparently the safety aspect as well. Homes
    that will be traveling on wheels do need to be built correctly! Of course,
    my interest leans more toward a much less expensive do-it-yourself
    approach… but, if I had the resources ($), I know a few top quality
    carpenters in my area who could build a much better tiny house than I, and
    I would be more than happy to pay them what they deserve for their skills!
    As for renting land, who knows how much land costs in the area they
    live? Property taxes…? The usual government rigamarole etc… The fact
    that they apparently come from successful families – what some here in the
    comments have called “privilege” – gives me hope. I grew up dirt poor
    surrounded by privilege, and live in a wealthy county now still surrounded
    by it ( and yes! I’m still poor). So what? I rarely ever in my life fell
    for the whole jealousy thing, and even as a child confronted those who
    would claim superiority because their parents dealt them a better hand in
    life! SEE PAST THAT NONSENSE! It’s just more divide and conquer culturally
    ingrained BS, meant to keep us all AT each other rather than WITH each
    other! These two have seen through and past some of the illusions
    presented to us all, and have moved away from them. Well done, if you ask
    As for myself, I’m looking for land, necessarily of the very cheap
    variety; with the intention of living in something small. I’m thinking
    permaculture, as off grid as possible, and communal! Who’s in…?


  • María Martínez Ruiz:

    Where is the bahroom…. the shower? buth? XD

  • Samantha May:

    My husband and I want this more than anything else in our lives. I’d hate
    to have to wait until we’re in our late 20s to early 30s for the
    opportunity to roll around, because then you have to think about having
    kids, and when kids are in the picture, it complicates it more than you’d
    think. I’d love to get suggestions as to how to start the process of
    building a tiny home ASAP. 

  • Kam Jo:

    LOL I have a 4 bedroom ranch style brick home with 3 acres of land and I
    pay a $384 house payment a month. Electric is usually around $140. I win.

  • Angela Bradford:

    Debt/car-free tiny house couple: simple living + resilience:

  • Piper43078:

    you should have used a kerosene stove. much better. you store a reserve
    of kerosene in a barrel outside. butterfly kerosene stoves.

  • abdul muhaimin abdul ghani:

    #ceritaharijumaat #rumahkecil
    Bismilah. Ikutkan kita mencari bakal isteri yang bleh duduk rumah kecil.

    Patutkah cari awek mat salleh. Hantaran hanya satu kontena sahaja.

  • Joselin Guadalupe Saragosa Pineda:

    Esta súper naco jajajajajajajajja

  • Gami Shin:

    It was all cool, until I saw the toilet… 

  • Shiny Things:

    If the house is rocking’ don’t come knockin’

  • Richard Stapleton:

    WHAT MAKES THIS REALLY STUPID is the fact they have a fenced in area the
    size of two football fields and this little contraption. If they wanted a
    small space, they did not get it. They are confined to a small area but
    living on a very large piece of land. That defeats the purpose of going
    small. The ONLY thing really small are their brains and visions!

  • DanielRichards644:

    500 a month for renting the land, HOLY CRAP, move people, I rent a 2
    bedroom house in a gated community for 695 a month.

  • TheSupersmurf - Game Reviews and Gaming News:

    There is proof within their home that they don’t give a shit about saving
    They own one of the most vile creations known to man… A Macbook
    **crowd gasps**
    I know, it’s horrifying.

  • Deric Kettel:

    Never used more than 7 amps? Uhhh that air conditioner uses more than


    It’s not finished yet but we have been carefully counting the cost and
    expect it to come in at around $10 grand (mostly new materials) There are
    people using salvaged materials and getting tinies down to a couple grand
    and looking very nice. Ours is 32ft with full bathroom, W/D, kitchen, a
    loft and will be able to function on or off grid in sub zero temps. Lumber
    yards will work deals with you if you buy a lot and you can often find
    stuff on sale or clearance. The flat bed we built it on was a trade for
    labor on craigslist – it came with decent tires. The main cost for us has
    been the labor – if you count the hours of labor then yes it is expensive
    but very worth it and still cheaper than RV’s. Cheap RV’s almost always
    have water damage, mold, tiny nasty showers and just gross.

  • Jacob Zolt:

    “Debt/car-free tiny house couple: simple living + resilience”
    Debt/car-free tiny house couple: simple living + resilience

  • Michael Allstadt:

    May I please use this video in a kickstarter campaign so they know what I’m
    talking about to raise money to build my own?

  • monisa456:

    Every youth should be allowed to make them selv a little tiny home like
    that, and they should not have to pay any taxes for that, and they should
    get free land to live on from the goverment, that’s my opinion. All around
    the world we see housing-fascism, where the goverment or others making
    money on peoples basic need for living and surviving in general. It should
    be wothin the human rights to have a place to live. The world has to
    Really lov this little home and with you both all good. But, you shouuld
    have had a shower there, i think..unless you like to have it outside…?

  • Pleasant Lake Pirate:

    Bare feet and a dry bucket of human shit. cozy

  • Peyton Lane:

    $35,000 for a ‘tiny’ tiny house? Uh.. Hell no. 

  • Marie Jose:

    WOW wish this was allowed here in Holland. 

  • 8day Collective:

    brilliant !!

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