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Tiny house, big idea

Tiny house, big idea

While it certainly wouldn’t appeal (nor would it be practical) to everyone, 45-year-old Jay Shafer opted to reinvent his life and started the reinvention by  drastically downsizing the clutter in his life, beginning with his house. With no construction experience, Shafer designed and built an 89-sq-ft house for himself and, upon receiving positive feedback, has turned his inspiration into a business, designing small houses for others. Check out the tiny living in action below.

Second Act - Jay Shafer's Tiny Home

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