Bryce Langston is known for his show that is dedicated to tiny homes around the globe, although he is mainly based in New Zealand.
On this episode, he traveled all the way to Sacramento, California, to meet Shalina and her daughter in their tiny house that the single mother built all by herself a few years ago.
When Shalina realized that renting was not working for her little family, she decided to make an old dream come true and build her own tiny home from the ground up. It took her two years and $35k, and it was definitely worth it.
In the video below, the single mom guides Langston in a tour around the teeny tiny house of hers, explaining all the details and leaving the show presenter speechless with her creativity and with how practical she’s managed to make it.
First things first, the 350-square-feet home is parked in a parking spot near where mother and daughter used to live previously. They particularly preferred this area because it is close to a really good high school for the teenage girl. After they moved there, they also added a fence and a deck, and now it is a proper home that doesn’t feel like it lacks anything a convenient house would offer.
Now, entering the house, it is obvious that it has been built with storage space in mind, while Shalina also made sure to create a cozy and practical space for herself and her daughter.
The kitchen area includes a stovetop and an oven, a microwave, a fridge, lots of drawers- mostly hidden ones- and cupboards, and a sink.
What Shalina did to make her house more practical, was that she opened two doors on the two ends of the room, so that you can go in from one door and out the other one to avoid feeling cramped in there.
Moving on to the living room, there’s a cute sofa and a flat-screen TV, and one can only imagine mother and daughter grabbing something to drink or eat and chilling in there chatting about their day. Again, storage is everything: the woman has made sure to have storage room even underneath the sofa.
Of course, Shalina needed to have an office space since she mostly works from home. So, she created her little working corner in the living room, with or without a chair to go with it, depending on her mood.
And then there’s the bedrooms. The two “roomies” may share all the other rooms of the house, but they certainly needed some privacy when it comes to bedroom.
Especially for her teenage daughter, Shalina wanted to make sure she would have her own separate room with a closing door so she could retreat there when she wanted to do her homework, listen to music or simply hang out with her friends.
So, up the stairs we go and we find two separate bedrooms both fully equipped with a bed, closet, even a vanity space for the teenager. Shalina made sure her daughter’s room would be slightly bigger than hers so she didn’t feel restricted. Indeed, her friends have already loved her house and her room and just love to hang out in there with her.
This tiny house was nothing like what we’ve seen before. It combines creativity, taste, and practicality and it is certainly the place to be for these lovely ladies.
You can follow Langston in his tour in the video below.
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