Kerri Campbell, her husband and five rescue dogs live in a 480-square-foot tiny home. While their life isn’t exactly ordinary, it has led to a popular blog and a successful book.
Back in 2003, Kerri and her husband, Dale, built a small cabin on several acres of property they owned in the Ozark Mountains. Their plan was to live in the small cabin temporarily while they built their house, and then would later convert the small cabin into an office and guest home.
But then the recession hit and they were forced to rethink their plans. Instead of building their bigger, main house, they decided to turn the 480-square-foot cabin into their permanent home.
Kerri said, “We’re accidental tiny house dwellers. The recession got in our way and after the first winter in ‘Our Little House,’ we decided this was a much better way of life.”
Currently there is a Tiny House movement. Many people are concerned about our earth and want to reduce their carbon footprints. Many want to save money on housing so they can use it for travel or other pleasures, and others have had to cut down on housing costs to survive the current economy.
But there are always challenges when you’re considering moving to a very small space, especially if your family includes several large rescue dogs.
When Kerri and Dale first moved into their tiny home in 2007, they had four rescue dogs and two cats. Today they have five dogs, and during the time they’ve lived there, they’ve had as many as seven rescues living in their tiny home.
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