A woman has created a stunning tiny house by gathering materials and designing her own dream home.

Carol built her own tiny home, dubbed ‘The Dragon’s Nest,’ realizing her goal. 320 square feet of comfortable living space nestled in a serene forest on Vancouver Island. Carol’s ability and persistence produced this house.

Carol decided to take on the challenge of developing it alone in 2019. She took care to record each and every screw,

nail, and drop of glue that was utilized during the procedure. She is able to confidently maintain and repair her home because to her thorough understanding.

Carol’s appreciation of the Roma vardo wagon style from the 1800s and her artistic spirit are both evident in The Dragon’s Nest. It is furnished with colorful accents and antiques, making it a room that speaks to her.

The Dragon’s Nest is a smaller counterpart of her larger residences, inspired by a desire for simplicity. In order to realize her idea, Carol began working on it in 2016 and began gathering salvaged objects and treasures from garage sales.

Constructing The Dragon’s Nest taught me patience and resourcefulness. In 2018, Carol began as the base with a professional hauler of earth-moving machines.

She ended up building it alone, with the exception of putting a few windows, due to unanticipated circumstances.

Because of her dedication, she had to pay cash for new appliances that ran on propane as well as plumbing and electrical wiring.

She managed to keep her spending well under $20,000. Carol keeps meticulous records because she is a meticulous person.

She kept a thorough record of The Dragon’s Nest, recording each expense in a book. This demonstrated her dedication to the project and assisted her in keeping track of her spending.

Carol’s ability to build was greatly aided by her brother-in-law Gary’s mentoring and her experiences assisting with Habitat for Humanity.

Carol has adapted to an off-grid living that is both demanding and fulfilling. She uses solar panels to generate energy,

hauls and purifies her water, and uses a ventless gas heater to heat her house. A greywater pond and a composting toilet are two examples of waste management.

Carol lives in a tiny house with miniature carriage horses, Toggenburg goats, hens, heritage-bred turkeys, and bees, and she finds calm there despite obstacles.

Zoning regulations made it quite difficult to find a location to park legally. She did, however,

discover a landowner who would allow her to live in a zoned gray area on his property. This arrangement offers her a temporary fix even though it’s not totally legal.

Living with Lupus at the age of nearly 70, Carol’s decision to live in The Dragon’s Nest is a lifestyle choice that fits her requirements and values. It is also not only about cost.

Her volunteer work at the neighborhood food bank and Habitat for Humanity is another way she gives back to the community.

She also uses her Facebook page, ‘The Dragon’s Nest,’ to share her expertise and experiences on living in a tiny dwelling.

Constructing The Dragon’s Nest was an arduous undertaking replete with obstacles, perseverance, and periods of uncertainty.

Carol, however, overcame her obstacles and built a location that is all her own—a little paradise that she adores returning to.

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