Tiny home movement hits Kamloops

By Jessica Lepp
January 21, 2016 - 12:33pm Updated: January 21, 2016 - 4:09pm

KAMLOOPS — The tiny house movement is spreading around the globe and it has finally hit Kamloops.

A local woman has begun building her dream home but unlike a typical house this tiny home is less than a quarter of the size.

WATCH ABOVE: Full story by Reporter Jessica Lepp

It's been a long time dream of Melanie Hewer's to build a tiny home.

And four years out of retirement she's setting herself up for a much more simplistic lifestyle.

“To each their own. Why do you drive a car or a truck. I like the coziness. It's so simple. My house work will be low and I can do what I want,” says Hewer.

About five years ago Melanie first saw a tiny home on reality television.

She fell in love with the idea, motivating her to downsize and sell her three story home and build her tiny which she calls "Serendipity".

Space is definitely limited in a tiny home and every inch matters.

Melanie says, “at the front of the trailer will be the bathroom, so the composting toilette, my shower, and the bathroom walls and my kitchen on both sides.”

Once complete Melanies home will have a light purple door, a dark-red tin roof, a 26 inch wide front porch with pillars.

“Inside there will be a 13 ft high ceiling, a wood stove and stairs going upstairs to the loft.”

Melanie says it'll take about a year to complete the construction of her tiny.

If you'd like to follow her build you can join Melanie's Tiny Home Journey on Facebook.

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