The House

Under 5,000 lbs. Under $10,000. No loft. Huge windows. Heck, it even collects its own water.

It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

Thanks to some very determined research and engineering, The Freedom Link is all about building smarter, not harder.

This home was designed with New Hampshire in mind, from the few hot summer days to the cold winter nights.

The floor plan was heavily inspired by Ana White’s amazingly clever Open Concept Rustic Tiny House. I adapted it to a smaller frame and altered some of the components, but how could I see this and not be inspired??

As for the framing, the idea to use post-and-beam structure and Optimum Value Engineering to save significant weight and cost came from Peter Matheson’s description of his house over at Tiny House Talk.

I think it’s possible I’ve never had a truly original thought in my entire life. I just love exposing myself to new ideas and have a mind that can’t stop trying to fit them together in creative ways.

Combining these two ideas, I designed a beautiful, open, efficient house, for a fraction of the cost and weight of other houses.

I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine!