My Name is Brian. I have been living in this 12 x 24, 488 square feet house in Nome Alaska for two years. I became aware of the Tiny House Blog about a year ago and love it. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, I took a job as a pilot out here in Bush, Alaska. I never in a million years thought that I would live in a house that is as big as most people’s garages in one of the coldest places in the United States, but less is more up here. I had been kicking around the idea of sharing this little gem with everybody and hope all of you enjoy it.
Now that most of you know where Nome, Alaska is from the Bering Sea Storm 2011 where the little house withstood Category 3 Hurricane force winds in the month of November. Also 5 blocks away from the finish line of the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. And finally the Russian Fuel Tanker Renda and the Ice Breaker Healy were a mere mile and half away, off the cost of Nome to deliver fuel for the first time to a town in the middle of winter where heating fuel here is $8 bucks a gallon. Not to mention Flying Wild Alaska and Bering Sea Gold TV shows.
So with all that being said the house is 12 X 24. The main floor is 8 X 24 and with the upstairs it is 488 square feet. The porch is 8 x 24.
I have a 10 gallon water heater located under the counter next to the washing machine. Heat is provided by a Monitor 422 heater which burns heating oil which costs approx $2000 a year.