What This Couple Did After Getting Fed Up With Their Mortgage Will Make You So Jealous!

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely day dreamed about selling everything I own and moving into a tiny house like the one you are about to see. It’d be a nice getaway, you wouldn’t have to worry about paying a mortgage, because everything would be paid for in cash. The reality though, is that this isn’t something that everyone can just pick up and do. Oftentimes people don’t want to downsize, or there are too many members in their family to make this feasible. Luckily for this Portland, Oregon couple, they were able to do exactly as they wanted and made this tiny house their home.tinyhouse2


The idea for this tiny house all started when Jenny & Michael had a garage in their backyard that wasn’t all that suitable for a car. It was small and pretty crammed, so they had the idea to expand it into something more. Michael is a musician and Jenny is in the tech start-up industry and helps build companies. They spend a lot of time traveling between Oregon and Los Angeles. The cost of hotels and traveling was expensive, so they had the idea of turning their garage into a guest home that could be rented out onairbnb.


The home is 350 square feet but offers a lot in this tiny space. It has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, with sleeping accommodations for up to 3 people. It is situated in a neighborhood that offers a lot for people who are traveling and want to get a true Portland feel. It’s within walking distance to many restaurants, bars, and shops. 


It was very important to Michael and Jenny to build a sustainable place for people to stay. They used as much reclaimed material as possible. Here are a few of the things that they did. The trim and shelves are made from an old shed that used to be on the property. The flooring and siding were salvaged from high-end construction jobs. The windows were salvaged from a horse farm in Oregon. The stove and fridge were sourced from the Hood River History Museum. And the rug was donated from the Falcon Arts Community.

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