Woman Lives In 84-Foot-Square House And Owns Minimal Possessions. Wow!

Dee Williams has 305 possessions and lives in an 84-square-foot house. She had a heart attack and was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy when she was 40. She lived in a three-bedroom home in Oregon, and decided she didn’t want to spend her time left here on earth doing house chores. One day while in the doctor’s waiting room, Dee read a magazine article about Jay Shafer, the “guru” of tiny house living. The idea of a much simpler life inspired her, and shortly after she flew to Iowa City to meet with Jay. The rest is history.

Now she’s able to work part-time and travel and visit friends whenever she wants.
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Her monthly housekeeping expenses are about eight dollars a month. She has a one-burner propane stove.

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There’s a sink and toilet, but without running water it means composting and no shower. When she wants a shower, Dee takes one at her neighbors.

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Dee says she has found peace in her little house, and feels less fearful and more alive. She enjoys smelling raw cedar and pine and listening to the weather.

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The loft holds a full-sized mattress.20140417-TINY-slide-GEJ4-superJumbo

Watch the video.

If you’re interested in knowning more about Dee’s lifestyle, check out her book The Big Tiny: A Built It Myself Memoir, available on Amazon.

I love the way Dee lives. We could learn so much from her; take one day at a time, consume less, get rid of things you don’t really need, and simplify your life, and be much happier.