11 Feb '15, 2pm

Woman builds Hawaii tiny off-grid vacation home for $11,000 (Video)

Woman builds Hawaii tiny off-grid vacation home for $11,000 (Video)

Those of us who live in snowbound areas often dream of a tropically located second home, a place where we can escape to when we can't face the prospect of yet another ... day of shovelling snow. Yet, for many, financial constraints are typically a barrier. For tiny house builder and dressmaker Kristie Wolfe of Boise, Idaho, that path to sunnier climes began with an experiment to save money by first building a Tiny House on the Prairie , and then, from the money she saved by living with less, moving on to build a second, off-grid vacation home in Hawaii. Check out her captivating story as filmed by our friends over at Fair Companies : © Julie Fitts A self-professed "capitalist hippie," Wolfe describes how she had a wake-up call to eschew the materialist life during her late twenties: In February 2011, I built a “tiny house” using reclaimed materials, for a total $3000. This...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/hawaii-tiny-house-t...

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