From the Charleston City Paper. Story by Paul Bowers, photo by Jonathan Boncek
"…A tiny house, they reasoned, takes less building material than a standard-size house and costs very little to heat and cool. And of course, if they bought or salvaged all the materials up front and built it themselves, there would be no rent or mortgage to pay.
What's more, with a tiny house built on a standard 16-foot trailer bed, they can rent a truck, pick up their home, and move to the mountains for the summer, escaping hurricane season and seeking out less sweltering climes where they can live without air conditioning. In the long run, they can also figure out a work schedule that allows them to summer with friends who own farmland in North Carolina, Tennesssee, Georgia, or the South Carolina Upstate and help tend to their farms. For Tremols and Baele, migrant labor is the dream.…"