Crazy Money! Shed Turned Tiny House
It’s Crazy Money Day!
Katy and Michael Kreb rented for 7 years and desired a place to call their own. When Covid hit, they looked to the land they inherited from Michael’s grandparents. A storage shed built in the ‘80s would make a perfect tiny house. Living there, they could save money, renovate the main house on the property, then AirBnB the little house. Nine months and $16,000 later they moved in. With the help of friends, family, and a local contractor, they started renovating and did about 90% of the work. They don’t have a dishwasher but enjoy a full-size microwave, stove, and refrigerator. A farmhouse sink doubles as a baby bath, and a hinged table hangs on the wall when not in use. The couple vaulted the ceiling and repurposed a beautiful beam of wood from an old barn on the property. Shiplap walls, plumbing and proper electricity make it cute and comfortable. Their two girls sleep on a sofa that converts to a bed. The addition of an 8-foot gated porch adds extra living space for them to play.
People initially questioned their plan to downsize. Michael says, “Don’t worry about what other people think.” Well I agree. Ask the Lord to direct you. A tiny house may be a step in your stewardship journey. You’ll need land, tools, and some help, but with trusted friends and family, you too can own a home debt free. It’s far crazier to me to live in a big home that you can’t afford than to live in a tiny home that you can!
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