Austin & Heidi’s Tiny House Creates Contentment

This is a guest post from Austin and Heidi, who have been living in their tiny home for the last two years. 

We love our home. We are fortunate to live close to work and friends, but in a secluded area
where we can get away from the hustle and bustle of life. We enjoy spending time on our deck
when the weather and mosquitos cooperate. Our dog Ruth even has her own tiny house to
sleep in while we are away at work.

At first, it was hard to figure out what we would need in our tiny house and what we could give
away. I was afraid to get rid of something only to find out later that I should have kept it. Well,
two years later I do not miss a single thing from the boxes and boxes of junk we gave away. The
fears we had of letting go were completely unwarranted.

Many people ask what my wife and I do when we are angry with each other and want our own
space in the tiny house. Sharing a small space has definitely exposed our selfish tendencies, but
also forced us to address the issue and work it out. As a result, we have learned to be aware of
our sinful nature and how to love each other better.

Living tiny has allowed us to pay off debt, spend more time with each other, and focus on what
is important in our lives. If we had not gone through the difficulties of starting our tiny journey,
we would not have reaped the benefits.

We would highly recommend the services of Tiny Home Builders. Dan and his father worked
tirelessly to help my tiny house plans come to life.

Tiny House Features:

  • Large outdoor deck with tiny dog house
  • Open living area with couch
  • Washer/Dryer combo
  • Two sleeping lofts
  • Spacious kitchen with deep sink, oven, stove, refrigerator and dishwasher
  • Standard size shower with glass door


Austin Thompson is a 27-year- old structural engineer from Gainesville, FL. He writes about
practical tips to add more satisfaction to your life at You can find him
on Facebook, Instagram (@austin.p.e.thompson), and Twitter (@cre8contentment). Read more
about the lessons Austin learned from living in a tiny house.


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