Tiny living helps this family cut costs and find balance

When one tiny
is just a bit too tiny, why not get two? One single mom
who flipped houses for a living decided to do just that, choosing
not one but two tiny homes that she placed side-by-side to provide
room for herself and her two daughters. This is an elegant solution
for those who want to try tiny living on a slightly larger

a one-level tiny home with a porch and overhanging shade. the porch is decorated with furniture, including a table and chairs. a mother and her two daughters sit on the porch, smiling for the camera.

One tiny home houses mom Amanda Lee’s bedroom, along with the
living room, kitchen and bathroom. The second tiny home is split in
half to house a bedroom and wardrobe area for each of Lee’s
daughters. The homes are 168 and 219 square feet and connected with
a large, covered porch. The porch increases
the overall living space.

a women in a blue shirt and jeans walking outside onto the porch via a short set of stairs. to the right of the door is a window looking into the home.

Thanks to her two tiny homes, Lee is totally debt-free. Since
she opted to live almost completely off-grid, her utility
bills stay low. Thanks to her reduced living expenses, Lee bought
herself plenty of time to spend with her children. She now works
from her tiny home at her consulting business.

a kitchen with white cabinets and appliances. a bookshelf is visible to the left, and to the right is a sitting area that looks out a window.

Lee’s tiny homes were created by Aussie Tiny Houses, a company
that specializes in creating beautiful, yet practical, tiny homes.
The company’s website showcases several models, including
designs that can
sleep up to four people. The website also offers a few buying
options. Homebuyers can opt for a lock-up, a shell or a turn-key
tiny home that’s ready to be lived in.

a bathroom with a white toilet visible to the left. the bathroom door is open and looking into a bedroom with a blue patterned comforter and windows.

The design Lee chose is the gorgeous Casuarina 8.4. This tiny
home is 26 feet long, 7.8 feet wide and 14 feet high. Casuarina’s
features include stunning cathedral ceilings, full-height pantry
storage in the
kitchen and space for a washing machine. There’s also a
full-height fridge in the kitchen and a bathroom with a storage

a bedroom with a blue patterned comforter and windows that look out onto greenery. to the left, a TV is mounted on the wall.

Casuarina’s design includes a steel frame, aluminum windows,
insulated SMART
, recessed LED lighting, USB charging points and
waterproof vinyl floorboards. Buyers can also opt for various
upgrades, including light dimmer switches, built-in Bluetooth
ceiling speakers, skylights, external
storage boxes and different kitchen appliance options.

a child's bedroom. to the left, a pink flower patterned bed spread covers a bed. above the bed is a blue-green clock, and to the left of the bed is a piece of abstract art. in the middle of the wall is a white dresser with decorations on top, and windows above the dresser. to the left are tall, white storage cabinets. a banner above the windows reads "Savannah."

The tiny house movement has caught fire all over the world, as
more people learn that they can make do with less living space.
This approach certainly worked for Lee, whose smart solution gives
her the freedom to work from home and focus on family.

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