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Little Yellow Door House

Aware that people who read about tiny houses are often shocked and even put off by such Lilliputian living, Jenkins stresses the importance of individual design. “You don’t need to live without anything—I know one guy who has a flat-screen TV and Wii in his [tiny] house. Whatever’s important to you, you can have.”

Tiny house, big freedom

Ella Jenkins has been living in a space about the size of a shipping container since October—and loving every minute of it. She built her own 130-square-foot house with the help of a kit and her stepfather, and is now part of a growing trend of people who reside in “tiny houses,” miniature abodes that are modestly priced, eco-friendly and minimalistic.  - Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff