Graphic designer Christopher Smith was about to finish grad school, but he didn't really know what to do with his life. He was sure of one thing, though: that he wanted a cabin in the mountains of Colorado, where he was living at the time. He didn't have any experience with construction, but along with his friend Merete Mueller, Smith made the surprising decision to build his own retreat on cheap land they found 100 miles from Boulder. The incredibly tiny wooden house— the dimensions are just 7 by 19 feet— that resulted is a joy to look at, and was also the subject of a documentary by Smith and Mueller, called TINY: A Story About Living Small. The couple has since moved their home, which does not have running water and sits on a trailer bed, to Boulder, so they can use it as more than a weekend getaway.
· TINY: A Story About Living Small [official site]
· Christopher & Merete's Truly Tiny Home on the Range [Apartment Therapy]
· All Micro Homes posts [Curbed National]