The bonds of true friendship are perhaps among the most powerful bonds in the world next to familial and love ones. It takes time to find those people with whom you click and who you believe will always have your back. But when you do, the feeling could not be better. Four couples who have been best friends for the past two decades decided they wanted to live in close vicinity to one another. However they had a rather tight budget. As such, instead of choosing conventional lodging, they decided to build their very own tiny town.
With the help of an architecture firm, the four couples created the ‘Llano Exit Strategy’, a personalized ranch outside of Austin, Texas. This ranch is made of four tiny houses that cost $40,000 each. Apart from the homes, this tiny town also features a larger house that is used for cooking together and spending time in a pleasant environment.
The entire ranch was designed by architect Matt Garcia. His main goal for the ‘Llano Exit Strategy’ was to make it as sustainable as possible. As such, the roofs of each house are slanted in order to gather rainwater. The water pours into water barrels that are able to hold up to 5,000 gallons.The walls of the houses are reflective in order to keep unwanted heat away in summer. Also, each window is specially insulated in order to help with the overall cooling effect. In order to reduce costs, the interior of the homes were made of plywood. Although cheaper, the material gives each location a homey, comfortable outlook.
Each tiny house feels more spacious than it actually is. It comes with storage, a mini fridge, sleeping and living area plus a fully equipped bathroom. “We wade in the river, explore the rocks and sit on the porch watching hummingbirds,” one of the residents said. “It really is a magical place.”
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