For This Tiny-House Owner, Living Small Means Being Flexible

Spur, near Lubbock, calls itself the “tiny house capital of America.”

By Syeda HasanJanuary 17, 2018 9:30 am, ,

From KUT:

Reba Parker was living in Charleston, South Carolina, when she first learned about the tiny-home movement. She started searching online, looking into where in the country she could legally live in a tiny home.

Spur, Texas, popped up No. 1,” Parker says. “So I flew out to Spur, checked it out, bought some land. Within a year, I was in Spur.”

Parker left her 2,300-square-foot home in Charleston and moved into a tiny home in the town, population roughly 1,300, about 70 miles east of Lubbock. She downsized quite a bit, but it was enough space for her.

“My home was 215 square feet,” she says. “It was beautiful, so a lot of huge windows, and living in West Texas with the wide-open spaces, it was so incredible to live in my home. … I had a little house, a little dog and a little car.”

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