Saturday, October 1, 2011


I’m not much of one for talking about myself.  It always seems so weird.  Yet here I am:

Us on our honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, SC

My name is Adrian.  My initials are ANKH.  I was born on January 28th, 27 years ago.  I am married to a wonderful man.  Travis is almost as quirky and silly as I am.  Our only children are Spencer (a Pomeranian), Blue, and Meatball (both cats.)

I have PCOS (aka polycystic ovarian syndrome, among other names.) I, also, struggle with infertility.  Due to the high unlikelihood of me carrying a child full-term anytime soon, we decided to focus on our lesser dreams…mostly homeownership in spite of the hard times our country is facing.

We were already convinced that if we were ever going to be homeowners, we had to make some serious changes in our life. Then, TA-DA!  Fate decided to force some changes of her own!

We were living comfortably in a two bedroom duplex with an awesome neighbor and a great landlord who let me do whatever I wanted to the huge yard.  Then, Travis lost his job! 

More out of choice than the surrounding events would lead you to believe;  We decided to turn our wooden storage shed that we left at my in-laws house into a cabin for us to live in.  We gave a notice to our landlord, and started working on the conversion.

Shed beginning
(Forgive the mess!)

First, we built the loft for our bed.  Then, we added electricity.  Slowly, the ceiling and walls started going up…  Less than 200sqft to live in!  Our new total living space is the size of our old master bedroom!

This has been a difficult downsize for these two pack-rats.  We are slowly getting there, and realizing… this is plenty of room for us right now!

Join us on our journey.  Enjoy celebrations to our victories, and laughs at our mistakes.


  1. may i ask where in sc you live?

    i'm in bluffton. i very much want to downsize, and my 1550 sq foot house is currently on the market.

    i'm entertaining various ideas for my next abode, one of them being hiring someone to convert a large pre-made shed into a home.

    any thoughts or advice?


  2. Hi Stephanie,
    I lived in HH for awhile, now in Arkansas working on getting to my tiny home also.
    The resort rat race got to me. I am working on plans for a Z-Glass, 386 square feet, larger than most, but it's better than before. Just saying hello. Good luck.

  3. Hi congrats on your venture. I am also in the process of fixing a 360 sf shed. What problems did you have with building codes if any. I am in lugoff sc