Tiny home living may not be for everyone, but for Seth and Caresse Gilreath, their 6-year-old son Ostyn and dog Atlas, it is the ideal home.

Tiny home living may not be for everyone, but for Seth and Caresse Gilreath, their 6-year-old son Ostyn and dog Atlas, it is the ideal home.

The 400-square-foot home has everything you need, including an outdoor patio.

Designed and built by the Gilreaths, it took four months to build, working 12-hour days.

The only new purchase was the trailer.

"The 30-foot trailer took two months to build, so that allowed Caresse time to shop for the materials, 90 percent of everything was found on Craigslist, which we figure saved us around $10,000,” said Seth.

Finding material from Fort Collins to South Denver and areas in between the Gilreaths have utilized wood from a torn down barn built in the 1890s, the ceiling is made with blue pine.

Living tiny allows them to spend more time together as a family, Seth went from a 60-hour work week to a 20-hour week, Caresse is a stay-at-home mom, which is a priority for their family.

Their journey has not always been easy. They started out in Larimer County. It wasn't until after doing their due diligence and the completion of building their home that Larimer County came to the decision to not allow Tiny Homes to park anywhere in the county.

It was then they decided to move to Fowler, Seth's hometown.

They used a semi to haul the home to the Fowler RV Park, where they have resided since October 2016.

The 400-square foot home has two bedroom lofts, an open concept living area, full bath, washer/dryer, apartment size appliances, a 55-inch television, a family dining/work area and even a space for Atlas.

"You don't have to be a minimalist to live tiny, simplifying can be hard but once you get going it feels awesome," Caresse said.

"It also makes you realize the stuff you have that you don't need," added Seth.

Researching was something Caresse spent a lot of time on, which shows the minute you walk in the door. With hopes to someday purchase land to relocate their tiny home to, they are content with their location.

"We would love to build more tiny homes, currently I'm helping a friend design a container home," said Caresse.

The Gilreaths also own Comfort Worx Heating and Air LLC, serving Fowler and the surrounding areas. They can be contacted at (719) 639-4953.