Newlywed couple Bri and Destiny purchased a dreamy tiny house to escape ever-rising apartment rent. As their first home, it provides a pathway to the financial freedom that they seek. Their affordable Portland side yard parking spot helps too.
At 30 feet long, Destiny and Bri’s gorgeous home, named Matchbox, provides 399 square feet of comfortable living. It was designed and built by high-end builders Tiny Homiez. Their house is packed with storage while maintaining an open and airy feel. Their kitchen alone features 36 drawers and cabinets! Additionally, the bathroom includes a 6-foot-long closet.
Upstairs, Bri and Destiny’s sleeping loft can easily fit up to a king-sized bed. The secondary loft, on the other side of the tiny house, is a home office. Impressively, it’s a standing-height room that is large enough to fit two desks, storage, and open floor space. Underneath, the downstairs ceiling height is about 5.5-feet tall. The previous owner used that area for a bedroom, but Destiny and Bri use this as a living area, where they sit to lounge or watch movies. No standing needed!
More than a Dreamy Tiny House
Destiny and Bri proudly represent queer women of color in the tiny house movement to help others discover the beauty of alternative simple living:
“A lot of times, we don’t see people like us in tiny houses…and that’s what we needed to see when we were going through this journey. I’m really glad to be sharing the journey on social and teaching
people you don’t have this large glamorous lives. You don’t need a huge house. Sometimes we walk around, and we’re like, how many people live in that huge house & why? Not that we’re judging, but now we know the other side. You don’t have a huge house; you’re just paying for space you’re not living in.
We wanted that at one point. We wanted the big house with the big yard and the fence; you know, the American Dream. But your dream can change. You can have your own dream.”
-Destiny & Bri, @lezgotiny