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Couple Builds 172-Square-Foot Tiny Home to Include a Tiny Elevator For Their Dog

Judy Pratt and Nicky Duenkel reside in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Yet when Judy retired, the couple reconsidered their lifestyle. They wanted their relationship to be the focus of their lives, yet their monthly bills necessitated that Nicky still work long hours.

After consideration, the couple decided to build themselves a home measuring just 175-square feet. Downsizing drastically reduced their expenses and allowed Nicky to cut back to part-time hours. The pair moved into their new space in November 2015.

Though Judy and Nicky find the home a cozy, perfect fit for them, a steep staircase leading to their second-floor bedroom was tough for their dog to climb, so they installed a small elevator for him. Duenkel said of the move overall,

“[The house] put our relationship, which is what our priority is, back into the center of our lives. So with [fewer] bills to pay we will be able to work part-time and actually be able to have a very big life in a tiny house.

To see Judy and Nicky's home, watch the video below. Also, check out other interesting tiny spaces, such as this 20-square-foot residence that looks like it sprung from the pages of an IKEA catalog, this bus converted into a tiny mobile home in which to travel across country, as well as this 192-square-foot eco-friendly tiny abode that boasts an open deck and glass wall. Via Design Taxi

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