Why He Decided to Live in a Texas Tiny House Community

by Simplify

Braden lives in a 400 sq ft tiny home in Austin that combines functionality with cool custom features. But being a member of his Texas tiny house community is about a whole lot more to him than what’s inside his home.

As a very visual creature, Braden says it’s easy for people to notice massive homes located in beautiful places, and that’s perfectly okay.

However, that got him thinking about how cool it would be to see a thriving tiny house community surrounded by large trees instead of the same old McMansions he’s grown accustomed to over the years.

Inside a tiny house

Without a doubt, the 400 sq foot tiny house he owns isn’t as spacious as other houses in his area. But, that doesn't mean it’s not worth living in.

To him, making the universe and planet Earth even more beautiful by utilizing available space more efficiently is what truly matters nowadays. And his Texas tiny house community is just one example of how this can be done.

Stepping foot inside, Braden has a reasonably sized galley kitchen with a large cooktop and a convection microwave oven. Plus, he has a stainless steel basin sink, a dishwasher, and a water filter—all of which he calls luxuries.

His home also includes a laundry room with cabinets, hamper space, and a locker area located down a shotgun hallway, an open concept main living space, a small dining area, a spacious master bedroom with a skylight, and a full-size bathroom.

Braden also has a nicely furnished covered outdoor seating area that adds more living space to the home.

Living in a Texas tiny house community

Having a sense of purpose and community was important to Braden when he was looking to downsize from his 1,000 sq foot home in East Austin. And the Texas tiny house community he now lives in was exactly what he was looking for.

For more tiny home stories, discover how she lives off social security in a tiny house village or take a tour of this tiny L-shaped house in Tokyo.

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