This couple combined two tiny houses with a huge deck and made it into their dream home

Lauren and Patrick, who had just lost their first tiny house, worked together to rebuild their dream home.

They lived in Kansas City, Missouri before moving to escape the monotony of their lives.

After looking into their options, they came across the tiny house movement. Lauren and Patrick thought that living in a tiny home would give them the freedom to explore while also giving them a place to call their own.


Lauren and Patrick began building their tiny house. The total cost of the build was $32,000. They lived in the house for about a year, half of which was spent traveling.

They finally purchased a piece of land. However, as they were driving uphill to their new destination, they came across a steep, bumpy road. The trailer rolled back behind them, and it fell into a ditch.

Lauren and Patrick's tiny home

Their house was ruined—the cabinets and the stairs had fallen off the wall. Sadly, the house wasn’t livable anymore.

Lauren and Patrick were devastated but kept their home in the backyard.

Lauren and Patrick's ruined tiny home

After a year, the couple was able to build their tiny house again.

Today, the 10-acre property includes two tiny houses that are connected by a 320-square foot deck. In summer, the outdoor deck space can be used to entertain guests or watch movies with a projector.

Lauren and Patrick's tiny home

One of the tiny houses is located on a 20-foot-long trailer that they bought from Tumbleweed Tiny Homes Colorado. Both houses have water, electricity and a septic system.

Lauren and Patrick decided they needed a bit more space for a washer and dryer, so they bought a “mini house” after they started living in the area full-time.

The utility room is located on the back side of the mini-house. Here you will find the well tank, water filter system, water heater and breaker box.

An aerial view of a tiny home

Nature lovers will love the surrounding area of their home.

“We love this landscape here. We have had a family of foxes living in a den up there for the last few years since we moved up here, so they’re really fun to watch,” Lauren said.

The tiny house includes a large kitchen area that occupies approximately 14 feet of the trailer’s length (20 feet). It has a deep sink and custom cabinetry and shelves, a drawer-style dishwasher, subway tile backsplash and a two-burner stovetop.

The kitchen of Lauren and Patrick's tiny home

A storage loft is located above the kitchen and can be accessed by a removable ladder. They keep all their kitchen supplies in the cabinets above.

A hook-on hammock chair is a cool feature that you can use to relax in your home.

Patrick lounging on a hammock

A removable ladder can be used to access the sleeping loft. It has a queen-size bed, as well as a dropdown screen that doubles up as a blackout curtains.

The sleeping loft in Lauren and Patrick's tiny home

The bathroom features a regular-sized, rectangular-shaped shower, a sink and a flushing toilet.

The bathroom of Lauren and Patrick's tiny home

The mini house is more insulated and offers Lauren and Patrick more space to relax.

The lounge area of Lauren and Patrick's mini house

It includes a sofa, a mini-fridge and an icemaker. Lauren can use it as a home office for her work from home.

Inside Lauren and Patrick's mini house

Check out Lauren and Patrick’s dream house in the video below.

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