Amazing Isolated Tiny Home and Plans!

The site is at the edge of the Lyngen peninsula in Troms, Northern Norway, surrounded by a dramatic alpine landscape. The near surroundings consist of dense forest, yet the topography allows for spectacular mountain views in nearly all directions. The program was to make a retreat for a large family with a total of 9 beds, within a modest budget frame. It was early in the process decided to limit the net floor area to 50m2, since cabins above this size triggers several technical demands according to norwegian building code.

Of course tiny living isn’t for everyone, and some people who make the transition might realize they’ve made a mistake after. But isn’t that part of life? How many of us have struggled with situations large and small, taking a new job, dating someone, buying a terrible piece of furniture?

One of the more memorable episodes of FYI’s Tiny House Nation profiled a couple whose remote mountain home burned down. The determined couple made a tough decision to rebuild, opting to work with Cabin Fever and the tv show to build a beautiful, fully sustainable home in the same location.

A wide range of responses were seen from tiny house enthusiasts, ranging from disgust at the article’s slant toward dismissing tiny living as a fantasy to understanding the real challenges people face when making the transition. Regardless, the article explores a side of tiny living that isn’t all about freedom and happiness, and gives us something to think about. Lessons can be learned from these examples, and it’s important to give careful consideration to all these aspects, even if they’re uncomfortable and discouraging.

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