Tuesday, 19 May 2015

[www.keralites.net] Best Friends Build Their Tiny Town Together


Best Friends Build Their Tiny Town Together
Four couples that have been best friends for 20 years wanted a better way to live closer to each other and closer to the environment, so they pooled their money and decided to make a tiny town just for themselves! Their settlement, called the Llano Exit Strategy, features four tiny cabins facing the Llano river outside of Austin, Texas.
The tiny cabins, each of which cost roughly $40,000, were designed by architect Matt Garcia to be as sustainable as possible. They feature slanted roofs with water barrels that can hold up to 5,000 gallons of rainwater, reflective walls to keep out unwanted heat in the summer, and special insulated windows. The interiors are made of plywood, which keeps costs down and gives the homes a warm and spacious feel.
The group of friends spends time there as often as they can, and they all plan to retire on the property.
These four couples have been best friends for 20 years, so they decided to make a tiny town just for themselves
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
They pooled their money and build a small and sustainable place where they could grow old together
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Each of these homes cost only $40,000
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Every 400-sq-ft cabin at the Llano Exit Strategy has a queen-sized bed, a couch, a bathroom and a porch
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The interiors are covered in plywood Its a high-design finish that doesnt cost a lot of money, said architect Matt Garcia
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Their roofs collect rainwater into water barrels that can hold up to 5,000 gallons
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
This is a magical place, but its arid. Were doing what we can to reserve as much water as possible for the native trees and grasses, said resident Fred Zipp
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
The corrugated steel exteriors reflect sunlight, helping to keep the inside cool in the summer
Fun & Info @ Keralites.net
Its like a Disney movie out here. We have hare, bobcat, deer, and all kinds of birds. As we spend more and more time here, we find more and more, said resident Jodi Zipp



Posted by: Fereshteh Jamshidi <fayjay81@yahoo.com>
Reply via web post Reply to sender Reply to group Start a New Topic Messages in this topic (1)
KERALITES - A moderated eGroup exclusively for Keralites...

To subscribe send a mail to Keralites-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
Send your posts to Keralites@yahoogroups.com.
Send your suggestions to Keralites-owner@yahoogroups.com.

To unsubscribe send a mail to Keralites-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Homepage: http://www.keralites.net



No comments:

Post a Comment