You cannot open a social media application these days without seeing a sweet little picture of a tiny home being built. This is exactly the case as for Dave Herrle from Westbrook Connecticut whose tree house built by couple for $4000. He built a house in the woods for him and his wife in order to save on costs and live a smaller ecological foot print. It is amazing how much we think we need to be happy, when so many people find that they derive true happiness from being close to nature with less distractions. Isn't it a very romantic gesture living in a place like that? Well, you better plan out yours too!
The cabin took six weeks to build and is now standing tall surrounded by gorgeous greenery. The cabin size was 11 by 14 feet, and includes a loft to sleep in, a porch, a compostable toilet and a kerosene heater. Dave salvaged material and got very creative, and in the end this dream tiny home was built for under $4000. Yes, you read it right! It is built for under $4000. Dave says that he had a harder time than most people adapting to the normal way of society and could not find inner peace from a desk job. In 2007 he had one of the incredible 'aha' moments hiking the Appalachian trail when he realized that a life in the woods would give him the job that he was looking for.
What about you, dear reader? Is there any one you know who has done something similar? Are you yourself thinking of downsizing? What are your reasons? What is your motivation? Are you getting tired of the hustle and bustle of daily city life? If most of your answers were yes, then this could be a stepping stone for you to think about building your own romantic tree house. Best of luck!
You'll want to take a look inside of the charming tiny house. Herrle did a great job, the tiny cabin has everything the couple needs and there is lots of character all around. The rustic interior of the tiny cabin is lovely, you'll love the colorful Mexican ceramic sink, and the tiny house itself is sited on a hillside porch that wraps around some trees and juts out approximately 12 feet high off the ground on one side.
After completing this tiny cabin project, Herrle seems to be following his passions by building more tiny cabins for other people and doing other tiny house projects he enjoys. You can find out more about his projects on his website.
On the Tree Hugger site you will find lots of other great tiny house stories and ideas, with everything from design, technology, transport, science, business, living, energy and more. You'll find stories on tiny prefab houses, eco friendly furniture, an Icelandic turf house with a Viking twist, tiny home builders, sleeping lofts in tiny houses, a floating open filter, an article on healthy being the new green and so much more. You'll also find green architecture, urban design, the year in wood construction, shift to cycling can make a big difference in CO2, top toasters and a 180square foot tiny house tour.
There are so many reasons for downsizing and living in a tiny house or small home. For some people downsizing can be a big money saver, a way to spend less on utilities bills, maintenance bills, repair bills and house taxes. For others it has a lot to do with living a more simple life, having less stuff, and enjoying a life that is more about the things you are passionate about. Spending less time working to pay a large mortgage, and more time spent enjoying things like traveling, pursuing hobbies, and a life with more purpose.