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New Trend Brings Tiny Houses To Tennessee

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By Janet Kim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tiny homes is a trend that started on the West Coast, and now a Tennessee builder is hoping to bring the concept to the Volunteer State.

For Jack McIntosh, life is quite simple.

"You do what you feel your own conscience says," said McIntosh.

He doesn't need much more than his harmonica, and a place to keep him warm.

"I like to live outdoors more than I do indoors anyway," said McIntosh.

That's why he's looking into getting one of these a tiny house.

"This is a retirement home as far as I'm concerned," said McIntosh.

It's called a tiny house, with a modest 100 square feet of living space.

"Basically anything someone who need to spend the rest of their lives," said

"It's basically a teeny tiny house that has everything that a regular house has in it- a kitchen sink, refrigerator, two-burner stove," said Tennessee Tiny Homes Builder Joe Everson.

Joe Everson owns Tennessee Tiny Homes, and he wants to bring the concept to the area.

"I think the days of the McMansions are over," said Everson. "I mean they're still going to be people who want bigger and better than everybody else, but I think people are forced to look at things different."

Following the recent recession and housing crisis, tiny homes are part of a trend that drew crowds to the Lowe's Parking lot in West Nashville Monday, where people could check out the model for themselves.

"We don't want to have to owe money for a large mortgage," said Melissa Bass, who is interested in purchasing a Tennessee Tiny Home.

"It's not for everybody but for us it is," said Bass. "We want something small.. not even small but tiny.

Just the size Jack and his Harmonica need.

"Harmonicas don't take up much space," said Bass.

Tennessee Tiny Homes start their prices at $20,000 for a 100 square foot home.

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