The small home craze seems to be sweeping America, big time. A smaller home means a smaller mortgage, fewer furnishings, fewer belongings in general, and less cleaning. Of course small house living is also about having more: more financial freedom and more time to spend on things other than keeping house.
For years, Terra and Shannon Mathers believed bigger was better particularly where their homes were concerned. After marrying and moving to the “land of milk and honey,” as Terra called North Texas, they lived with their children in two homes well over 2,500 square feet.
But as their older children grew up and moved out, the couple realized they might no longer need as much house. More importantly, they might actually be able to have a happier life in a much smaller home.
Now in their shipping container-turned-tiny home, the family admits things can be trying at-times.
By Jennifer M. Aguilar • Special Contributor • [email protected]
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