FIRST LOOK: Couple reveals secret to life in house on wheels
A GRANITE Belt couple torn between buying their first home and travelling around the country have instead settled on a tiny home built on wheels.
The manoeuvrable home features a full-sized kitchen, bathroom, and loft-style bedroom.
Owner Anna-Clara Mansolahti said the freedom of being able to move when they wanted motivated her and partner Jacob Marsh to building the house.
“I actually wanted to build a smaller house, so we could travel around with it easier,” Miss Mansolahti said.
“The possibility of being able to sell it or move it around is easily done.”
The 10m long house took seven months to build, according to Miss Mansolahti, who said the frame was custom-built in Brisbane.
Miss Mansolahti said she was surprised by how quickly they adapted to living in the smaller home.
“The kitchen is more like a full-sized kitchen and the bathroom is quite big,” she said.
“We’ve just taken advantage of every drawer possible and whatever storage space we can.”
The couple this week listed the house for sale, and Miss Mansolahti said they were inundated with questions.
“A lot of people are interested in it and like it,” Miss Mansolahti said.
“We’ve had a few people asking if they can come and just look at it because it’s so different.”
While the tiny house isn’t the couple’s forever home, Miss Mansolahti said she could see the concept becoming popular for those wanting to save for their first home.
“It’s worked out really well for us; it’s very cheap,” she said.
“I definitely think it’s a good idea because you don’t need a massive mansion to be happy.”
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