Monday, May 18, 2015

These Four Couples Decided To Take The 'Tiny House' Concept To The Next Level

Four couples, who have been friends for over 20 years, decided they wanted to live together and grow old together.

They liked the idea of the tiny house movement, and wanted to form a little village based on the idea. With the help of architect Matt Garcia, they made their vision a reality on a ranch outside of Austin, Texas.

'Bestie row' includes 4 tiny-house cabins and one main house for gatherings.

Their ranch is located outside of Austin, Texas beside the Llano River.

Their ranch is located outside of Austin, Texas beside the Llano River.

Each couple had a 400-square-foot tiny home built for $40,000.

Each couple had a 400-square-foot tiny home built for $40,000.


Architect Matt Garcia designed the buildings for sustainability and low environmental impact.

Architect Matt Garcia designed the buildings for sustainability and low environmental impact.

Each tiny home is complete with a queen bed, bathroom, sitting area, pull-out couch, and front porch.

Each tiny home is complete with a queen bed, bathroom, sitting area, pull-out couch, and front porch.



There's also a storage area, a mini-fridge, and outlets for appliances.

There's also a storage area, a mini-fridge, and outlets for appliances.

The homes are kept warm in the winter and cool in the summer with special insulation and air conditioning.

The homes are kept warm in the winter and cool in the summer with special insulation and air conditioning.

Galvanized metal siding and spray foam insulation reduces the solar heat.

Galvanized metal siding and spray foam insulation reduces the solar heat.

The roofs are slanted so that tanks can collect the rainwater.

The roofs are slanted so that tanks can collect the rainwater.

The 1,500-square-foot community building has a full kitchen, dining area, and ample space for get togethers and other activities.

The 1,500-square-foot community building has a full kitchen, dining area, and ample space for get togethers and other activities.

Looks like these besties have the right idea.

What do you think?

Looks like these besties have the right idea. What do you think?