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This Grandma's Friends Laughed At Her Idea. But What She Did In Her Shed Is Awesome.

By Sara Reyes  
CULTURE   :   JANUARY 17, 2014

Not many people understood why Monica Smith began working on her 8x10 shed in the back yard... and then they laughed when they realized she was turning it into a tiny cabin. It seemed strange that she was putting so much effort into just a shed. But it wasn't just a hobby. Her youngest daughter and 5 children lost their home. So, Monica decided to give them her own and move out to the back yard.

This may be the coolest grandmother ever.

She was able to transform an 8x10 toolshed into a livable home.

She was able to transform an 8x10 toolshed into a livable home.
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The resulting "cabin" had 2 stories.

The resulting "cabin" had 2 stories.
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It had an adorable full kitchen.

It had an adorable full kitchen.
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There was even cupboard space.

There was even cupboard space.
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On the other side of the cabin is the living room. It's hard to believe that a shed could fit so much furniture.

On the other side of the cabin is the living room. It's hard to believe that a shed could fit so much furniture.
Anna Wallace
Anna Wallace

There's even a small dining area downstairs.

There's even a small dining area downstairs.
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Anna Wallace
Anna Wallace

Once you go upstairs, you'll see a bedroom.

Once you go upstairs, you'll see a bedroom.
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Inside there is room for a bed, plus a built-in table and closet.

Inside there is room for a bed, plus a built-in table and closet.
Anna Wallace
Anna Wallace

Wow.

Wow.
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The outside is not yet finished, but the inside is amazing! Monica didn't even hire contractors to help her complete this project. She did all of the work herself, only getting some assistance from her children and grandchildren.

Monica's other daughter, Anna, said that the main house is only a 2 bedroom, which is why there wasn't enough space for all of them to live there. The selflessness of her to give up her own home so her family would have more space is so inspiring.

Monica Smith, you win the Grandmother of the Year award.

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