Recession forces family of 4 to live in 168 square foot house

Recession forces family of 4 to live in 168 square foot house

Economizing to make ends meet is one thing, but a Florida family who lost their home and business in 2008 has gone a little overboard. Resolving never to rely on credit again, the Berzins — Hari and Karl — bought a plot of land in Virginia in 2011 and built a house there for their themselves, their two children, and large dog.

The size of the house? A minuscule 168 square feet. That’s the size of a standard 14-by-12-foot living room, which is another way of saying there’s not much living room.

The cozy group seems happy enough. They maintain their own blog, titled, fittingly,

The MailOnline reports:

It cost the couple $12,000 to make their tiny house, which was built on a flatbed trailer using materials found on Craigslist and from other sources.

The three-acre plot of land it is built on cost the couple $25,000, according to House Logic.

The mister did most of the construction himself.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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