4.15.2012

Could you live in a 100 square foot house?

With a weekend of taping and mudding drywall looming ahead I am dreaming of a simpler life. Thinking back to the time when my husband and I shared a simple, renovation free, 900 square foot loft. No leaking roof, no crumbling foundation, life was easy. Don't get me wrong, I know I am bemoaning my house, but I really do love it. That said when I saw Jay Shaffer's book The Small House Book, I was tempted to abandon ship, or rather house.

Jay lived in a small 100 square foot home for 5 years until he got married and had a child, they only recently upgraded to a 500 square foot condo. Jay believes that small homes make for a simpler life but more importantly a less expensive life. With 2.8 million defaulted mortgages in the USA last year it seems that less expensive homes is something we absolutely need.

The video below, is of Jay's first tiny home




Jay's website http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/ plans for small abodes along with the option to have pre-built homes built and sent to you. Apparently if your dwelling is less than 120 square feet you avoid most cities zoning rules. I could picture a little 100 square foot dwelling in our backyard, the perfect home office? Guest room? Play house for the kids?

Ranging from $14,0000.00 to $50,000.00 Jay's homes offer an affordable option to the housing crisis. A small home may sound intimidating but just think of the savings in utilities, taxes, mortgage payments. Think about how quickly you could tidy your house?

I promptly bought a copy of Jay's book, available through his website exclusively. Who knows maybe my future cabin will be in the book. Mind you with three dogs, kids and a husband...I may end up in a cabin all by myself.

Here are a few of Jay's designs:





J

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