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Centennial tiny home owner has never looked back

Posted at 5:44 PM, May 20, 2016

Colorado is at the forefront of the tiny homes trend. 

From builders, to hotels and rentals, to tiny home owners, the Centennial state is leading the way in a tiny house movement that is gaining momentum across the country and around the world.

But, does the lifestyle lose some of its luster after a year or so? 

"It's going on two years and it's been amazing," Anita told The NOW Denver anchor Theresa Marchetta.  Anita asked that her last name not be used to protect her privacy.

She calls her tiny house journey a magical story.  

"I've always been interested in reducing my environmental footprint and living sustainably. It's an amazing opportunity to release your stuff and declutter," Anita said. 

She said she has never looked back and her adorable abode has made her somewhat of a celebrity, drawing curious admirers to her door asking for tours. 

"I'm totally in love with the lifestyle," she said.

One of the secrets to tiny living, according to Anita, is remembering it is an on-going process.

"I try to practice (sic) this, you bring something in, release something out. So it's an even exchange," Anita said.

The average house in the U.S. is about 2,400 square feet. Nine of Anita's houses can fit inside that. It is just 248 square feet. 

"That is palatial for a tiny house! I have two lofts," Anita said.

Her tiny home has 12 windows, bamboo floors, sitting and sleeping lofts, a desk area and peaceful Eastern decor.

"When I think of challenges, there's funny things like, it's difficult to make the bed in a tiny house," Anita said.

Anita has hosted 6 guests comfortably in her tiny home, but said the taller ones have to watch their head near the curved ceiling.

You can take a tour of her tiny home here, and learn more about the Tiny House Jamboree here.  

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