Portland Simple Tiny

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Portland has recently become a hot bed for creative tiny home living and accessory dwelling units (ADU) , since they removed many fees required to build ADU’s in 2010, resulting in a recent spike in construction of the urban density icons.

The Sustainable Business Oregon (SBO) blog recently featured this stunning 160′ Tiny Home, by Mike Mercer and Laura Vincent.

The Tiny Home owners offered some interesting feedback with regard to life in their new home:

Image“For us, the most challenging part was moving in; figuring out what to bring in and what to sell. Honestly, the upsides have been significantly greater than any of the challenges. Well, OK, making the bed in the loft is a little tough on my knees,” says Mercer.

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When asked for their advice, they commented, “Probably the greatest advice is to not do it on a whim. We didn’t make this choice out of necessity, it was a result of many factors: the strength of Laura’s and my relationship, our comfort with having less of our stuff around us and a desire for an adventure.”

To read more about the Mercer’s and Vincents, and the Sustainable Business Oregon site, click here.

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