She Lives Off Her Social Security in a Tiny House Village

by Simplify

Luanne is an owner of a tiny house called “The Nest”. Luanne shares that the idea of downsizing to just the essentials has always been attractive to her, although a bit scary at the same time. When she learned about a tiny house community called Incredible Tiny Homes, she bought the house for under $79,000.

Tiny house

The house is 10 feet wide, 28 feet long, and 13.5 feet tall, and Luanne says it is the perfect size for her dog and her. She also hosts dinner parties, and the living area (with a fireplace!) fits ten people.

The loft is separated from the rest of the house with a bookcase, which allows for some privacy when Luanne has people over. There is also a shed that accompanies each house in the tiny house village, which she has painted to match the house.

The kitchen is very functional, with a toaster oven and air fryer in one, a microwave, and all the basics. Luanne’s only complaint is the cooktop that is located on the counter: she says she would rather buy a portable one in order to have more space when she is not actively cooking.

Luanne has decorated her house extensively for Christmas. There are a couple of decorations outside, including a Christmas tree, and a pine garland around the door. There are also garlands all around the house. Luanne says she loves decorating, and for Christmas especially.

Living in a tiny house village

Luanne is very happy in the tiny house retirement community. She manages to live solely off of her social security retirement checks. She does a lot of crafts and enjoys nature. Two other important things she has found by retiring in a tiny house are financial freedom and a sense of community.

For more tiny home stories, discover this guide on everything you need to know about how to build a tiny home or take a tour of this tiny A-frame cabin.

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  • Susan Susan on Jan 02, 2024

    Very nice. Food for future thoughts. Like the small imprint, coziness and comradery with neighbors. Luanne did a wonderful job designing, organizing and decorating her place.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Mar 01, 2024

    What a beautiful tiny home. You and your sweet dog look so very happy. Enjoy.