The Brinks family in Kentucky decided to adopt a creative new way of living; they built a village of their own! They family used to live in a 2,200 square-feet home before they made the decision to live more sustainably. The family has now a total of six tiny homes in their family village. Their goal was to create a sustainable living situation and because tiny homes produce less damage in general they knew it was a great solution for them.
Keli, the mom told Insider : "Initially, my husband wanted us all together in one cabin, but I argued on behalf of the kids for their own privacy."
Their project started by buying 21-acre of land in London, Kentucky on which they spent $57,000. They also bought six tiny homes for an additional $20,000. "We chose London, Kentucky, because of the lack of restrictions for housing and because the land was much cheaper than in areas of Tennessee that were closer to the family but more expensive and with restrictions," Keli said to Insider.
The parents home is the biggest in the village at 280 square feet. The home is valued at $9,000 being the most expensive house in the village. The cost is high mostly because of the parent's wish for extra amenities such as extra windows and real dormers.
Take a look at the inside!
The kitchen area.
The bathroom even has a full-size bath tub.
The kids' houses don't have a bathroom, so they have to go the guest house for showers or bathroom.
Brodey the son who is 16 has its own house.
The daughter Lennox, 18, choose a barn-style home for herself.
The family also has a chicken coup and family goat!
Would you be interested in living in a tiny home? It would be great to have all your close family in the same village!