“Shotgun shack” family remodels tiny home for $700 DIY-style

Three years ago, the Jordan family left their 2500-square-foot, 4-bedroom home to move into a 1-bedroom 320-square-foot prefab. They also left behind a mort…

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Updated: November 23, 2013 — 9:22 pm


  1. Lovely home. Thanks for sharing.

  2. DIY Home Renovation

    Cute. I’d love to do a smaller scale renovation like that some day. 😀

  3. how wide and how long is your little house?

  4. If I had a loft like that, I’d have a climbing rope, instead of a ladder.
    Awww 5:30. I wish I knew people like this family personally. You’d have to
    be selfless to live that close together and not get on each others nerves.

  5. where did you get those coushins you made your bed out of??

  6. Do they own the land? What is the arrangement?

  7. cool find

  8. I wish you had given more details about your business. I would certainly
    buy from you especially the pink blanket you were making. I have a
    granddaughter named Charlotte. I will buy from you if you contact me.
    Thanks kamala

  9. Carrie Geren Scoggins

    It seems like the size of a small mobile home now.

  10. Thanks, will be moving in a few weeks to a small place. Looking forward to

  11. Miriam Yahwehsdaughter

    This is what I found about their business and where to order. I hope this
    helps. etsy.com / shop/ MinkyBabyGifts / about /

  12. The roof, the roof, the roof is now higher! I’m so funny.

  13. cool you live in a shed…

  14. I love the upgrades. It feels safer. Cultivate contentment. …what a
    beautiful phrase.

  15. Super cool.

  16. Congratulations to you for cultivating true value in your lives! I think
    it’s wonderful, smart, and sensible! It has to be gratifying to truly
    follow your own path and get out of the rat race! I buy into your kind of

  17. when you raised the roof on your sons room the first thing i thought of was
    a caboose

  18. I watched the first one I love the update. You guys are lucky to have each
    other ensure the same dreams

  19. this is the epitome of nifty

  20. I like your home and you have a wonderful family…

  21. You are very attractive, I think your husband is a lucky man 😉

  22. People are wising up to the fact that big house + big mortgage = slavery
    and you don’t need it!! These people are free. <3

  23. “Part of the reason we were forced into it was economics.” That word,
    “forced.” There’s a lot being said there that’s not so rosy, happy,
    contented, swell. A lot.

  24. Your family is the most wonderful example for the rest of us

  25. I’ve been wanting to make a move to a tiny home with my daughter and a also
    sew for a living. I just wasnt sure how to accommodate all my machines and
    fabrics and supplies in a small area but you have done that so well!
    Thanks for the ideas! 

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