Upon Allie returning to Tennessee after an inspirational 3 month road trip crossing 23 states in America and 3 provinces of Canada during the summer of 2015, she embarked on an adventure to transform a standard 10X20 tool shed, with the help of her thrifty father, into a nearly self-sustainable tiny house. The goal of this transformation was to allow the tiny house to act as a base camp and permanent homestead between travels, so that Allie could focus her finances on doing what she loved most- traveling. Allie resided in the tiny home 7 months prior to her meeting up with Collin in Teton Valley, Wydaho in the early summer of 2016. The couple's 3 dogs (Monty, Dobby, and Taco) all resided in the tiny home upon moving back east due to news of their pregnancy! They spent 3 months of pregnancy in the tiny home and have now relocated to an apartment on the banks of a lake in East Tennessee. The shed lacked bathroom, which is still in their plans for future renovation. In attribution to the surprise of expecting a baby in the coming months, the two put tiny house life on hold until they are able to complete construction of the shed making it a safe and inhabitable environment for a child (and dogs). Read their blog to gain an insight on the transition from the trials of early pregnancy, living, cooking, and raising dogs in a 20ft space to the conversion back to apartment life, all while continuing to lead an active and adventurous lifestyle in adaptation with a new family member.
Dogs & Diapers