You may not be able to pick your family, but you can certainly make it so you have a little space from them! One family in Kentucky has given their entire family their own personal space in a very unique, yet awesome way!
Rather than making sure everyone has their own room in one big house, this family of four has decided that everyone deserves their own mini house and it’s freaking amazing!
Check out the pictures courtesy of Lennox Brinks, the daughter of Keli and Ryan Brinks (via Insider), who is a resident in this private village.
This is Lennox Brinks.
Based in Kentucky, this family has built themselves a tiny village.
Lennox posts about her families tiny villiage on her TikTok account where she has over 300,000 followers.
Here is the entire village!
5 years ago, the Brinks family decided to move out of their home in Michigan and start this project. In 2015, they bought a chunk of land for $57,000 and started their new lives.
Their aim was to live a more sustainable life.
They decided that tiny houses would be the best option because they produce less waste, require less heating, and can be way more environmentally friendly.
This is what Kelli had to say about their plans:
“Initially, my husband wanted us all together in one cabin, but I argued on behalf of the kids for their own privacy.” This is the prime reason as to why they opted to buy smaller houses.
So why Kentucky?
“We chose London, Kentucky, because of the lack of restrictions for housing and because the land was much cheaper than in areas of Tennessee that were closer to the family but more expensive and with restrictions.”
The first house belongs to the parents.
Kelli and Ryan Brinks’ home cost them $9,000 and after a few changes, they have settled into the place well.
“We asked for amendments including extra windows, an extra cutout area in back for an exit door, and real dormers up top to add more natural light,” Keli said, describing the process.
They have a tiny, yet very cute living room.
An an equally tiny and cute kitchen!
They also have a full size bathroom!
Next door, they also have a house for their kids’ bathrooms.
Because Lennox and Brodey’s tiny homes don’t have bathrooms, they decided to buy a house to give them each their own.
One would think this would be a pain in the you know what…because you have to go outside every time you need to use the bathroom, but it doesn’t seem to be a huge deal for the kids.
“It’s really not that bad,” Lennox said. “It seems much worse than it is. I just put a coat on if it’s cold or raining. I’ll just bundle up and run over there.”
Inside that same house, there is also a large guest bedroom!
Oh, and there is also a washer and dyer in there too!
Here are the kids tiny houses!
First, we have Brodey’s home. This 160-square-foot house is a wood cabin that features a pretty cool little porch.
The sixteen-year-old even has a loft where his current bedroom is.
The ground floor has a couch, a TV, and a dresser.
His sister had this to say:
“When my parents were first deciding which houses to put down, me and my brother both got to pick which model we wanted,” Lennox said. “My brother picked one with a larger porch.”
And now this is the sisters special place!
Lennox lives right next door to her brother in her own 160-square-foot house.
On the ground floor, Lennox has a couch, a dresser, and a TV.
And upstairs, in the loft, she has a full-sized bed. She currently switches between her dorm at college and her tiny house. She mentioned that even though the concept is “weird” to some people, she loves the privacy.
The family also has a ‘pool house’ that is dedicated to the entire family!
Where the family gathers for fun, games and just spends quality time together!
The pool house measures 180 square feet and opens up to a pool which is 8-feet deep.
The twenty-one-acre property also has a little farm.
This area consists of a chicken coop, a goat pen and this helps them live their sustainable life.
“We have taught them to value the Earth and to do their part to take care of it and encourage others to take care of it,” Keli said. “Family togetherness, fresh air, outdoor exercise, growing and cultivating food, and taking good care of animals so they can take good care of us is what we want them to live for and pass down to the next generations.”
How awesome is this property? Absolutely love it!