A family of 4 built a private tiny-house village where the kids have their own homes.

Tiny homes will never go out of style as they are affordable and easy to build. This Kentucky-based family has built a small village of tiny homes for the entire family, so they can all live in the same place but still maintain their privacy.

The Brinks family is comprised of the parents, Keli and Ryan, and their two children, Brodey and Lennox, and they switched their entire lifestyle from a 2,200 square foot house to a collection of tiny homes.
This way they can have a more sustainable lifestyle, saving money on utilities, and living closer to nature.
Their small village hosts a larger home of 280 square feet for the parents and two smaller homes of 160 square feet, one for each child.
The two smaller houses do not have a bathroom inside, so there is another separate unit for this which also has a room so it can be used as a guesthouse too.
The village also hosts another smaller home of 180 square feet which is a pool house to be used for family get-togethers, game nights and opens up to a swimming pool.
It seems like the Brinks have thought about every tiny detail, as they managed to create the perfect sustainable village for a small community.

Five years ago, the Brinks family wanted to move from their 2,200-square-foot home in Michigan and live more sustainably.

Courtesy of Lennox Brinks

In 2015, they bought a 21-acre piece of land in London, Kentucky, for $57,000 and turned it into a private tiny-house village for the family.

“We chose London, Kentucky, because of the lack of restrictions for housing and because the land was much cheaper than in areas of Tennessee that were closer to the family but more expensive and with restrictions,” Keli said.

The parents’ house.

The first tiny house in the village is where Keli lives with Ryan.

At 280 square feet, the house is the biggest on the property. It cost $9,000.

The bathroom and guest house.

Next door is a tiny house made up of two bathrooms for each of the couple’s two children.

“It’s really not that bad,” Lennox said. “It seems much worse than it is. I just put a coat on if it’s cold or raining. I’ll just bundle up and run over there.”

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58 Responses to “A family of 4 built a private tiny-house village where the kids have their own homes.”

  1. Cynthia Stevenson says:

    How does it cut utilities? All the outside edges must be super insulated or the leak heat big time.

  2. Jackie says:

    Love This Concept

  3. Mill Gonzalez says:

    I’m sorry I think this was a bad idea people are very sick minded. I pray that no one sick hurts you or your family. God bless you and your family.

    • mark says:

      Why is it a bad idea? houses start off the same way, built outside, wood frame etc.

      • Crystal says:

        My guess is this person thought the children would be unsafe and too accessible — even though we don’t know if this is a rural property, or gated, or if there is security, etc but the kids seem to be young adults, so I’m not sure what the issue is.

    • Lauren says:

      There is NOTHING wrong with this! IDK what kind of SICK F**K you are but if you’re THAT bad you need to be in jail.

  4. Helen Daub says:

    I love this

  5. Galya says:

    My husband and I are looking for such a house! We live in Brooklyn, NY! How can you buy a house and where can we put it! What is the price of this small house for 2 people and a dog ???? Thank you very much, you are doing a great job! Regards to you. Lina!

  6. Jean flemings says:

    How do you go about check in for Tinys homes

  7. Jennifer Robeson says:

    Awesome

  8. Marea says:

    I’m trying to get my family onboard for this

  9. Adrienne Hull says:

    Fabulous I hope more families follow this example

  10. Lisa Racano says:

    Were can you order these tiny houses???? Plz send info to my Email

  11. Mary says:

    I really think it’s a great ideal I think more people should do this if I had alot of acreage I would do this as well

  12. Sherry Sinyon says:

    Wow, this is what I want between the 2 houses we own in our Community, “just sleeping rooms and their privacy. a bathroom and One light switch for lights and a heater { emergency}

  13. Teresa Horton says:

    Love it..ya did a wonderful job…

  14. Wreathie Stone says:

    So cool.I could definetly live there.

  15. Lori says:

    …and when their kids start sneaking out at night….good luck

  16. Krista says:

    The best ideal and smart housing situation I’ve seen.
    I would love to know who the builder was.

  17. Walmart_215@yahoo.com says:

    My daughter really needs a place of her own to live and she have saved up just about 9,000 for a tiny home can u help her?

  18. KerrieTaylor says:

    Hey how much is this

  19. Todd for you people. We are doing this for vets. Building them for a living says:

    We are doing this for houseless veterans. Thank you kindly for your efforts

  20. Milo MARSHALL says:

    Nice ideas, I think I’m gonna do something like this for my family.

  21. Kathleen Whiteford says:

    Love it

  22. Chris Szymanski says:

    Very great idea! Tiny is the in thing, add solar and I am in!

  23. Mary L. Mount says:

    Absolutely love this idea! Everyone has their own privacy

  24. Delores Johnson says:

    Would love information on obtaining several small houses

  25. James Green says:

    Heck FRICKIN YAAAA! I LOVE THE LITTLE COMMUNITY AND HOW YOU ALL DID THAT. WONDERFUL IDEA AND HECK IF I WAS THE KIDS I COULD & WOULD NEVER MOVE OUT . OF COURSE UNLESS YOU OARENTS ARE TO STRICT ON THE COMPANY RULE AND OPPOSITE SEX GUESTS RULE BUT OTHER THAN THAT, MILK IT KIDS, I LIVE IN BAY AREA San Francisco and pay 2850.00 month for 1 bedroom apartment half size of your house so how do I get there? Lol take care and loved the story!!!

  26. Nina Barnette says:

    Sweet😎 sounds good 👍

  27. Cynthia Rice says:

    Interesting idea, we my sisters and I thought of this idea years ago but life leads you in separate ways sometimes!

  28. Cheryl Little says:

    I have been looking for some one who builds these since I first saw them. Please if you can help contact me asap. Thank you

  29. Sarah Moton says:

    This is so awesome!; We thought of this 20 years ago! Just couldn’t get our hands on the money to do so! lol

  30. Carol Jackson says:

    Lennox 🌞 I totally Love, the choice, living on your own, yet together, and getting family time, and privacy. It’s so Amazing! My first home was 500 sq.ft. , my husband,myself and four little ones😊 I now have a home, same size, 500 Sq Ft. Not as little as yours, I wish, I had done what you have😍😍😍🌻🌞 Thank you for sharing 💞💯 your Adorable homes and Village💕🌼

  31. Terry says:

    I would love to live like that. It looks amazy.

  32. Deb Greims says:

    Hi,
    I just wanted to mention that you might want to get another goat to befriend the one you have. Goats are HERD animals and really should not be alone, I have heard. Please check it outl
    Deb

  33. Pamela Skousen says:

    Awesome! I will also follow Lennox if it is good for the family. Way to go!
    Pamela in Coeur d’Alene Idaho.

  34. Sandy Wright says:

    We have 6 acres behind our house and would love to build a few tiny homes for family members, do you have a separate septic tank and well for all the tiny homes. Who do I contact about doing this.

  35. Dorothy Stewart says:

    I’m very impressed with these tiny houses.i have had a dream if doing the same thing for my family so we could all live better

  36. Christi Trull says:

    I LOVE it! What a fantastic idea!❤❤

  37. Raymond Sancez says:

    How do I find one of these builders in my area? Albuquerque N.M.

  38. Marcy Cockrell says:

    I would absolutely love one of these little houses!

  39. Angela says:

    Who was the builder?

  40. Debbie says:

    I love it where in VA I can I purchase these homes

  41. Walter says:

    Love this idea I would have to insulate these in my part of the world, it gets really cold in the winter. But I think it is wonderful to see the family all together.

  42. Donna says:

    Well it wasn’t bad but one bathroom. Idiot idea. I see kids are grown children. Why can’t there be bathrooms. I can’t see where it’s cheaper. I just don’t get it

  43. Jackeybaird says:

    I love this ideal I wish me and my family could do this,I mean we could thank you so much for letting us share in your little community, I really think it is a fabulous ideal

  44. Chris says:

    Look on amazon or home depot.. Pretty much can find them anywhere online..

  45. Heather says:

    Families are meant to live together. This doesn’t do anything for the bond of a family.

  46. Linda Baker says:

    living where there are no building restrictions isn’t for everyone, some extra land (like 57 acres) makes it possible for them to do as they please but will still have neighbors somewhere that will maybe run a large business or farm (think smelly animals or fumes from business or large vehicles coming and going on smaller roads). Services/Utilities are necessary unless living off grid and I for one want my own bathroom in my own unit! Good for them if this suits them but certainly not possible for most people.

  47. Dianne Marie Terlecki says:

    I absolutely love this concept! I only wish I had the money to do this for my family! 5 of my children are grown so it would nice to have my family all near! My 6th child is 17 when she turned 18 I would let her be in her own house. But I don’t have that kinda money unfortunately so it is nice to dream

  48. Janet Halley says:

    This is goofy and now every pedophile in the world had seen it.

  49. chastityscarber5@gmail.com says:

    Hello I am chastity Scarber and I am a mother of 4 kids and I have slot of land that would be great if I had more money ok live on my SSI check and that is not much at all and my wish is to have some thing like this please and hope God be with me

  50. Brian says:

    Am I the only person confused by this comment?

  51. Sally clarke says:

    Not catching water? Harder to use it forkitchen etc when separeated ..?grey water..may have missed details but all essential in sustainable living (:

  52. Sandy says:

    Tiny homes aren’t that much cheaper to build. The prices are around $75k depending on what you are putting into it.

  53. Desiree says:

    How do you get the city with this? I live this idea with aging parents
    Great

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