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This Family Built A Tiny-House Village Where The Kids Have Their Own Homes

When I was a teenager, I was LUCKY to get a phone in my room. I’m not talking a cellphone.

I’m talking about a landline that was shared with the entire house. But, I wanted — nay, NEEDED — this phone in my room.

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But, THESE teenagers get their own freaking houses!! Granted it’s part of the tiny house movement. But, it’s theirs. And, it’s a house. And, I’m super jealous.

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Lennox and Brodey Brinks live in Kentucky, with their parents. Okay, they are teenagers that live with their parents. No biggie. Except this living situation is unique.

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Lennox and Brodey both have their own Tiny Houses on the property with their parents, who live in the MAIN Tiny House.

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I would have given my left kidney for this lifestyle living situation as a teenager!

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Lennox is 18 years old, and she lives in her house part-time, as she also lives at school. Still. Check out her living space. There is the most PRECIOUS living area downstairs, and her full-size bed fits in the loft upstairs.

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Her 16-year-old brother gets his own log cabin-style setup, complete with loft that can hold a king size bed!

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The only downside to this whole thing — they don’t have bathrooms inside their tiny homes. They have to run next door to the guest house / laundry area / bathrooms if nature calls. — That makes me feel a LITTLE less jealous. Not much, though.

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“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.”

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Also on the property are a small family office and a pool house, where the family can gather for games or fun. They have an above ground pool at the back of the property.

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The parents, Keli and Ryan, downsized from a larger family house in Michigan, because they wanted to live more sustainably. This totally works for them. It takes far less energy to heat and cool these tiny homes, than it ever did for their 2,200 square foot home.

I am so happy it works for them, even if I am a little jealous. Great job with the sustainability, Brinkses!

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