My first day of college, I was sitting in class while my professor was calling role. When she called out my name, I didn’t even have time to answer before a girl in the back of my class yelled “Oh my gosh, you’re the girl who lives in a tiny house!” So this is where I introduce myself to you like I did to my American lit class that day…
Hey friends, my name is Tori Pope and I’m the girl who lives the tiny house.
I started my Instagram page, @tinyhousetp, in 2017, where I documented the process of turning what was once an empty storage building into what is now my home. Flash forward 3 years later and I still have strangers knocking on my door to ask for a tour, which doesn’t take that long considering they can see my whole house while standing at the front door.
“Our home should inspire us to go into the world and experience great things but welcome us back with comfort and peace.”
The key to “living tiny” is realizing you don’t actually need a lot of material things to live a happy life. As you can imagine, there isn’t a lot of extra room for useless junk with only 408 sqft to live in. After I moved out, I quit buying “stuff” and started buying plane tickets instead. Lucky for me, tiny houses come with tiny bills so I can afford to go on tons of spontaneous adventures.
Over the past two years, I’ve been on countless trips and learned a couple of hard lessons. Through this blog I hope to share the lessons I’ve learned from living on my own as a young adult and tips on how to travel while being on a broke kid budget. I also hope to inspire others to live a life full of love and adventure and maybe even give you a couple of laughs along the way.