When Lindsay and Jared Knight decided to build a 310-square-foot house, they wanted to have more time and money for adventures, like travel and parenting. They got their wish when twin babies arrived in March 2017.
In the spring/summer issue of University of Richmond Magazine, I talked to them about how to do more with a whole lot less for an expert's guide on tiny house living.
Then, after the twins were born, I followed up to see how their expectations met reality.
When friends come by with toddlers, Lindsay and Jared sometimes wonder whether their tiny house will still work when the girls are more active. “Long-term, when they’re a little more grown up and walking around and getting into everything, it may not be as sustainable,” Jared says. “But for now, it’s a good option.”
Living in a tiny house with tiny humans wasn’t an unexpected situation for the Knights. They found out a few years ago that they couldn’t have children unless they used in vitro fertilization. Down-sizing was part of the master plan to afford the procedure. It’s also how Lindsay and Jared plan to spend so much time at home during the twins’ early months and years. To them, that out-measures any amount of square-footage.