Tiny Houses, Big Dreams
Tiny houses seem to be all the rage right now. Sell your big house, buy a tiny house, owe no mortgage, live off the grid, downsize, de-clutter … You hear it on TV shows, such as FYI network’s “Tiny House Nation,” and HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” and “Tiny House Builders.”
Why are tiny houses such big news?
Take a trip down I-10 East toward Houston and you’ll see Tiny Texas Houses on the right, just past the Luling exit.
Owner Brad Kittel has lived in a tiny home since his college days. In 1981, he converted a 56-passenger school bus into his living quarters and traveled around the country for three years. In 1984, he built his first tiny home. He sold his bus, went into real estate, then sold that business and started Discovery Architectural Antiques in Austin. He had a 130,000-square-foot warehouse filled with architectural details, mouldings, columns, doors, windows, and more.