Throughout our lives, friends come and go. Circumstances such as moving for work or even simply changing schools can cause friends to grow apart. But, a group of friends in Texas wanted to make sure their friendships didn’t change and only grow stronger throughout the years by building their own tiny town.
Following the tiny homes movement, they decided to build identical tiny homes and share a lot near Llano River in Texas. There, they could live together in a DIY tiny town and literally be “best friends forever” but still have their own private space.
They wanted to maximize interior space but still occupy a small footprint; therefore, they enlisted the help of architect Matt Garcia to design their homes and build a tiny town.
They purchased a ten-acre lot on the Llano River just outside of Austin, Texas.
Initially, they played around with the idea of living in one huge home. Realizing they still wanted their privacy, they decided on a tiny town with individual homes.
Realizing that they still would want an area where they could “hang out” as friends, they built an additional 1,500-square-foot home with a kitchen and a large dining area.
Each home in this tiny town has 400 square feet of living space and costs approximately $40,000 to build.
They also have a sense of humor and dubbed their tiny town the ‘Llano Exit Strategy.”
Each home in their tiny town was designed with the environment in mind. Their electricity is entirely generated from solar power.
The galvanized steel helps reflect the sun’s rays and keep the homes cool during the summer. The homes are also well insulated for the winter months.
The roof is sloped to help divert rainwater into a storage tank.
Each home is also properly positioned to take advantage of all the sunlight throughout the day.
Inside, the interior of the home is open-concept and features both a rustic and modern feel.
The barely treated wood was chosen for its natural beauty and gives a certain charm to each room.
The open space allows every square inch to be properly utilized to maximize living space.
The opportunity for these friends to live and share their lives together like one big happy family in a tiny town they built together is incredible.
H/t: Lighter Side of Real Estate
This tiny town looks so cozy and these friends are so lucky! Please share how this great group of friends wanted their friendships to last forever by building a tiny town together with your friends and family.