In recent years, so many people across the globe have opted the tiny house living to embrace a simpler lifestyle. An Australian Couple of Amy and Greg decided to do the same to attain financial freedom. According to Amy, who now lives in a 304-square-foot tiny home with her husband Greg and their two children Zack and Jayda; they realized their fear of losing jobs after her father passed away two years ago.
They were too dependent on their jobs for paying bills of their high rented apartment and other things they needed for the big house. So, if their respective jobs were gone, they would not have been able to make the ends meets. Moreover, they were also not able to spend enough quality time with their loved ones due to their busy work schedules.
Therefore, they decided to reduce their expenses and carbon footprint by shifting to a tiny home. Their new home is clad in cedar and steel. Both the construction materials make the house merge well with the wooded landscape.
This tiny home is located on a six-acre property that has native gum, eucalyptus, bottlebrush trees, and a creek. It’s easy to sight a lot of birds, koalas, kangaroos, lizards, and wallabies on the property. Amy says it’s amazing to sit outside listening to the chirping birds amid the aroma of the gum trees.
The couple worked with Aussie Tiny Houses to customize one of the firm’s earlier models, TEEWAH 7.2, to include elements that would work with the family’s needs and lifestyle. The tailor-made house also has a large, steel water tank in the rear to collect rainwater from the roof.
Furthermore, the water collected from the washing machine and bathroom is sourced to a gray water storage system for irrigating the vegetable garden. The tiny home also includes a composting toilet that also saves water.
On the facade, there is a removable, modular deck that’s made from reclaimed shipping pallets. The deck and outdoor entertainment space provide 193-square-feet of additional living space. This complete outdoor space has been designed by Greg when they were living in their old house.
This area also features a counter with a serving bi-fold window that opens to the kitchen for creating a bar area. It makes the summertime barbecues a lot more fun. Check out the images below for a look at the entire tiny house.