Gary Neff has lived in his tiny house since June of 2019. Located in Escalante Village, Gary’s tiny house has given this engineer the perfect place to retire. He looked into the possibility of building his own but ended up buying a pre-built model that suits his needs perfectly.
The house is only twelve feet wide by thirty feet long, but Gary makes excellent use of available space. Everything in the place runs on electricity, so there is no propane, which is rare for a tiny house.
The kitchen has granite countertops, a range, an oven, and many other amenities to support his love of cooking. Gary included a full-size sink and refrigerator to accommodate his lifestyle after living with much smaller appliances in the past.
The space is perfect for Gary to live by himself, but he has options for when guests visit. His kitchen table expands with two more chairs, and his couch folds into another full bed for overnight guests.
He sometimes works as a mechanical engineer and included a workspace in his house for those occasions. A tiny desk tucked away into the corner provides the perfect out-of-the-way office.
Gary shares openly about his difficulties with downsizing and even kept a metal storage unit as he completed the move. He brought his belongings from the storage unit as he needed them instead of immediately giving everything away.
Last, Gary recommends considering a tiny home’s construction before making a decision. Thinking about potential problems and how they might be fixed are essential for any new homeowner. He loves tiny living and can’t wait to live in his house for many more years.