In recent years, the square footage in newly constructed American homes has doubled. But some people don’t think that size is the most important thing about where one lives. Meet Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller – they are part of what is called the “small house movement.” Let’s see what they are up to…
Christopher and Merete decided to build their own house – with zero experience. To start, they knew what their foundation would be…
And it was upon this tiny platform that they decided to build their dream home.
It didn’t have to be huge to be mighty.
It took a lot of trial and error – but the couple was determined.
The tiny house was going to be truly mobile.
They could literally take it anywhere.
But they decided the best place to settle down was near Boulder, Colorado.
The couple pondered what should go inside the home – they knew they would have to be selective.
It turned out that all they needed were the bare necessities.
As part of the “small house movement,” they demonstrated how they can reduce their footprint.
Though constructing their home on a flatbed trailer was a challenge…
…they grew together and learned a ton of new skills.
They often received helpful hints from the employees at stores like Lowes and Home Depot.
After a while, they got pretty good at it.
Check out how awesome this bathroom looks!
The house feels even smaller sitting on a 5 acre lot in Colorado.