Karin decided to build her tiny home after realizing she couldn’t afford a normal-sized home in Portland, Oregon, without going deep into debt. After watching a news clip of Jay Shafer’s tiny home, she chose to build a tiny home to live debt-free.
“Serenity” – the name Karin chose for her tiny abode – has a double meaning. A self-proclaimed geek, Karin named her tiny sanctuary after the starship on her favorite sci-fi TV show, “Firefly,” and also because the definition of the words means: the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
Currently, Karin’s tiny home is parked in a backyard community in Portland, Oregon, along with two other tiny homes. Karin’s role in the community is to care for the garden. This year they harvested more than enough fruit and greens to feed all seven members throughout the summer months.
Simply Home Community is about to celebrate their one year anniversary. We’d like to congratulate Karin, Tony, Lina and the other community members, for creating a sustainable tiny house community model!