6 People In One Tiny House

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"I am a stay at home mom of four and my husband is a plant supervisor of one of the last wood production facilities in the state. We’ve been married for almost 11 years and our four children are eight, six, five, and three years old. Our oldest, Nemo, is an animated, thoughtful, inventive young man. Daphney, our second oldest, an aspiring artist despite her battle with strabismus, who loves the pretty things in life. Atlas, third in line, is our family’s problem solver; he’s always coming up with a witty way of solving everyday problems. Amelia, a.k.a. Baby Girl, easily keeps up with the rest of the herd and shares smiles with everyone. We’ve spent four years living in a bunkhouse camper through wild Maine winters and mild Maine summers."

"When we began preparing for our adventure, I found it particularly encouraging to read blogs about other families who had already been living in small homes and/or off grid. My husband also drew on the experience of others through YouTube. We began eliminating excess belongings and consolidating what we wanted to keep, using less and less space in our home so we could transition more easily. We stocked up on solar equipment, gardening supplies, and survival gear. One of the concepts that helped me the most, as until shortly before the move I was completely un-versed in off grid living, was to realize that it could be done. We could do it; it was just a matter of figuring out the hows. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!" 

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