11 Incredible Cases Of People Who Live Tiny

11.  Matthew Lepley & Jules Smith

This British couple recently won the right to keep their one bedroom eco-cabin, which they built on a plot of 20 acres that they purchased. The house is made from green composite materials and is the epitome of living a simple life in a small house. Though not as small as some of the other entries on this list, Matthew and Jules used the bare minimum in satisfying their living needs including having their bed on the floor of the bedroom loft.
11.  Matthew Lepley & Jules Smith

10. Jay Shafer

Jay Shafer moved into his first small house eighteen years ago. In 1999, he wrote an article about the benefits of small living and was a public voice against legislative bans on small houses in the United States. He is considered to be the pioneer of living in a tiny house on wheels and making your home mobile with simplistic design and minimalist lifestyle demands.
10. Jay Shafer

9. Lina Menard

Lina Menard currently lives in a rented small house that is about 130 square feet. She’s also an architect and designer who started her own company called Niche Consulting, LLC.
9. Lina Menard

8. Andrew & Gabriella Morrison

Andrew and Gabriella Morrison were living in a large house, overwhelmed by cleaning and utility bills in order to keep up with the maintenance of their place.
8. Andrew & Gabriella Morrison

7. Steve Areen

Steve Areen built his 500 square foot “dome home” in Thailand on his friend’s mango farm, and spent about $6,000 building it. With an additional $3,000 spent on furnishings and interior materials, Steve’s total spending was about $9,000 and the home took about six weeks to build.
7. Steve Areen

6. Macy Miller

Macy Miller is an architect who wasn’t happy with the lack of construction training while she was in school. So she decided to take on her own construction project of building a small house as a way to learn more, but also to eventually save money on housing costs. When Macy began researching, she was exposed to the tiny home community and realized that there was a whole networking circle for this lifestyle.
6. Macy Miller

5. Simon Dale

If you’re familiar with Lord of the Rings and think the Baggins’ hobbit hole looked quite cozy, you’ll be a fan of this tiny house. Simon Dale teamed up with his father-in-law and built a 1200 square foot hobbit house from the ground up, using only natural materials, in Wales, UK.
5. Simon Dale

4. Tammy Strobel

Tammy Strobel currently lives in a small house that spans about 128 square feet. Her converted trailer is 16 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 13 feet tall and has wheels on the bottom. The house looks like a miniature log cabin and is actually built to meet international building code standards so that she can travel with it. The house is so small that it can even fit inside a traditional parking space and under freeway overpasses.
4. Tammy Strobel

3. Dee Williams

Dee Williams is considered to be one of the major pioneers of the small house movement. She has lived in her 84 square foot home for at least ten years and she couldn’t be happier.
3. Dee Williams

2. Sarah Susanka

Sarah Susanka is an architect and is often credited with starting the small house movement and pioneering the philosophy of living with less. She was born in England and is now based in the United States living in North Carolina. Susan is the originator of the “Not So Big” philosophy in architecture along with the motto of “build better, not bigger.”
2. Sarah Susanka

1. Christopher Smith & Merete Mueller

Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller are two of the best-known people for bringing the small house movement to the fore. They documented their own journey of transitioning into living in a tiny house with their film, “TINY: A Story About Living Small.”
1. Christopher Smith & Merete Mueller