Can you imagine living in a house that's less than 150 square feet?
Gabriel Williams, one half of the Santa Cruz, California (U.S.) company Molecule Tiny Homes, tell all about the lifestyle of "living small."
Williams left his former career of professional ballet dancing to join his builder brother-in-law Jason Dietz, and the pair have been designing and building small homes for about a year.
Each tiny house is custom-built, energy-efficient and is made with as many non-toxic materials as possible, making this a particularly interesting (and very small) house tour.
Surprisingly, Williams reports that for a lot of people, once inside, the homes feel bigger than they anticipate.
"Most people want the big house as a status symbol, but when they're bombarded with the mortgage and all the other stuff that comes with it, it's often daunting."
On the other hand, a "living small" lifestyle is pared-down and based on only what you actually need, with less impact on the environment.
This way, Williams mentions, you have less to take care of and more time to do the other things you want to do.
Williams says that alternatively, some of their customers use the home as a second residence, like a guest home or a transition for elderly parents or kids home from college.
Molecule Tiny Homes can cost anywhere from $20 thousand to $90 thousand, depending upon the size, components, and complexity of the design, but it only costs a fraction of the cost to maintain it compared to average sized homes.
The photos below are those of a house that is only 8' 6" wide by 20' long by 13' 5" high. Inside, it has two sleeping lofts, a full kitchen including a three-burner range and oven and a full bathroom with shower and tub.
Would you fancy living in one?