Over the years, house sizes in the United States have been doubling. However, couples like Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller have been realizing that size isn't the most important thing about where you live. Instead, they, and others in the "small house movement," know that efficiency and green living can be more important. Together, they decided to do something mind blowing - even though it is tiny. They built a house together.
Christopher and Merete had no building experience, but they knew what their foundation would be... literally.
Nonetheless, they decided to build their dream home.
And it was going to be tiny.
It look a lot of trial and error, but the couple kept an open mind.
Their little house could go almost anywhere.
But they decided to settle down outside of Boulder, Colorado.
When Christopher decided to settle down, he tried to think of what would be inside of his dream home.
It turns out, all that he required were necessities.
They are part of a "tiny house movement." Many people are learning to live in small homes to reduce their footprint.
Building their house on a flatbed trailer was a bit of a trial.
Together, they had to learn many skills to build a house from scratch.
Many times, the couple had to approach helpful employees at stores like Home Depot to figure out how to get everything finished.