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Man Builds Remarkable 280-Square-Foot House
August 31, 2016
Do you ever look around your house and wonder, "how and when did I collect all this junk?" After seeing this home, we here at SF Globe are definitely considering a simpler life!
Chris Heininge comes from a family of "gifted craftsmen, artists, and designers." His family has designed and built over 100 homes in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. It's no surprise that with such experience, their homes have been catching the attention of many new and old homebuyers.
Influenced by his teenage years as a Christian Missionary in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, and India, Chris adopted the principle of "tiny living." He loved the Japanese tradition of a beautiful, simplistic life without material objects crowding it.
While living in Aurora, Oregon in 1999, Chris began building the first in his series of tiny homes. He saw that people were moving away from the idea of "McMansions" and enjoying the efficiency of "tiny living." The tiny homes not only cost less to build, but they're also cheaper to maintain.
Here is an overview of one of Chris's mobile tiny homes.
Here's the view from the outside:
Living room view from the kitchen:
The stairs to the loft with storage space underneath and a cozy fireplace:
The kitchen with all-new appliances (all included in the price of the home!):
The loft bedroom:
The bathroom with a full-size jacuzzi and bath tub:
Part 2 of the bathroom; cabinets can be replaced with washer and dryer:
All of this goes for about $70,000. That's about a quarter of the average price of a home in Oregon. Would you toss your belongings for a home like this? Let us know in the comments below.