Tiny homes are all the rage right now, and there’s good reason for the rising trend. Tiny homes represent a way for individuals and couples to live a simpler life by downsizing their living space.
Plus, with the lack of affordable housing in areas across the U.S. and other countries, tiny homes make homeownership a dream come true.
So whether people or moving into tiny homes out of economic necessity or because they prefer minimalist living, the freedom of living in a tiny space is worth it, according to Tyshae Walton, who recently realized her lifelong dream to move into a tiny house.
“Tyshae had the dream to live tiny for a very long time. For many of us, we know what we want to do as children, but the world changes our perspective and we give up on the dream. For Tyshae, this was not happening. After leaving California she moved into this awesome Texas tiny home village and lives in one of the best tiny homes I have ever seen.” —Tiny Home Tours
Living the tiny home dream
Tyshae dreamed of living in a tiny home since she was only 12 years old. Luckily, her mom was very supportive and encouraged her to create a journal while growing up about her dream home, which she did.
So, when Tyshae was finally able to make her dream come true, she didn’t hesitate, moving from California to a tiny home village in Texas.
Journaling her tiny home dream
Having journaled her tiny home designs and ideas over the years, Tyshae ended up handing her journal over to her tiny home builders so they could turn her dreams into reality.
“They literally brought everything in that journal to life. My home is 32×8 and was built by Indigo River Tiny Homes. The village I live in is called Lake Dallas Tiny Home village,” Tyshae explained on YouTube comments.
She currently rents the land for $500 a month and pays about $20 for electricity. Luckily, the rent for the land covers water, sewage, and access to a laundry room.
Tyshae’s tiny home is absolutely adorable. Red French doors open up into the house. Her kitchen includes a full fridge, full stove/oven, sink area with plenty of counter space, and enough storage for her dishes, pans, spices, and other food items that aren’t refrigerated.
The house has wood throughout, an oscillating overhead fan, an air conditioner and heater, and a full bathroom with a shower/bath, toilet, and sink area. There is room in the bathroom for a dual washer and dryer plus plenty of storage.
Tyshae is a massage therapist, so she even has a loft area where she does Thai massages and spiritual energy work, including meditation. And on the other side of her loft area, she relaxes, as well as reads and writes.
There is a cute and comfy entertainment space with a couch/futon and TV. And off of the living room are the stairs to the second floor. Upstairs is the bedroom, which has a skylight over the queen-size bed. Right off of the bedroom, there is a “New-York style” balcony.
“I go out there every morning whenever I wake up. I do my yoga out here to get my day going,” Tyshae told Tiny Home Tours.
The tiny home features a lot of “openness,” natural light, and earthy colors.
She even has family come to visit every other month. Eventually, she plans to add a mini dining area complete with bar stools, which will serve as a meeting/eating space for guests.
“I went tiny because I’m a very minimalist, simple type of woman,” Tyshae explained.
Social media responds to Tyshae’s tiny home
Once Tyshae’s story about her tiny home dream come true, the public response was amazing. Here are some of the Internet posts about Tyshae’s story.
“I love her home! She really got a lot of bang for her buck.”
“You have a beautiful tiny home. One of the best that I have ever seen. I absolutely love it.”
“It’s also great to see more individuals like me who has invested in a tiny home.”
“This is the first tiny home that I’ve seen that actually looks like a real apartment.”
Tyshae’s response to the public outpouring of support is heartwarming: “Thank you for the love everyone!!! … It really makes my heart smile to see so many like-minded people in one place discussing their future moves, thoughts, and insights,” she said.
Tyshae plans to move eventually
While Tyshae adores her current tiny home location, she plans to move her home to Louisiana in five years onto land she purchased. She plans to live entirely off the grid.
“I plan on living tiny for the rest of my life,” she said.
Tyshae is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Certified Nutritionist. She is also an Applied Kinesiologist. You can visit her Website here.
To find out more about Tyshae’s tiny home, watch the video below.
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