Find out the secrets to living large in a tiny house
Dale & Kerri Campbell and their 480-sq. ft. home in the Ozarks.
The tiny house movement has grown wildly over the past few years as people look to simplify their lives and lessen their environmental impact.
But could your family really live in a home smaller than many travel trailers?
Author Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell answers those questions in her new book, Living Large in Our Little House: Thriving in 480 Square Feet with Six Dogs, a Husband, and One Remote–Plus More Stories on How You Can Too.
Living Large in Our Little House
Campbell discusses her own tiny home journey with her husband, Dale, and their six dogs in their 480-sq. ft. cabin in the Ozarks. She also talks to other families living the lifestyle, in tiny homes ranging from hand built cabins to a catamaran sailing on the oceans.
For years, Kerri had been subconsciously trying to live up to the “American Dream” of owning a house when circumstances forced her and her husband into a 480‑square foot house in the woods.
They soon realized that they had serendipitously discovered a better way of life—by living smaller, they were in fact "Living Large." They were not spending extra time cleaning and maintaining the house, but had the freedom to pursue their hobbies; they did not waste money on things they didn’t need; and they grew emotionally (as well as physically) closer.
Living Large in Our Little House relates the story of Kerri's transformation to a “Living Larger,” profiles more than a dozen other families living tiny house lives, and offers practical advice for how you can too. The book will:
- walk you through the financial advantages of small space living
- help you define and find the right size house
- teach you to scale down to the essentials to be surrounded only by things you love
- show you how to make use of outdoor space
- give tips on how to decorate judiciously
- and much more.
The book gives very real insights into getting rid of precious heirlooms and also the common need to have additional buildings for storage, garages and so on. It also delves into the complexities of working from home in a tiny house that posed a struggle for Kerri, an accomplished book author, blogger and freelance writer. Kerri documents her own and others' tiny home lifestyles on her blog, Living Large in Our Little House.
Whether readers are inspired to join the tiny house movement or not, they are sure to be inspired to Live Large with less.
Photos by Kevin Pieper, from the upcoming Reader’s Digest book Living Large in Our Little House: Thriving in 480 Square Feet with Six Dogs, a Husband and One Remote—Plus More Stories of How You Can Too. Used by permission of Trusted Media Brands, Inc.
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