Lifelong Friends Build their Own Tiny-Home Community

Real, authentic adult friendships are so precious, and sadly, pretty uncommon these days too. Modern society is set up for mobility that has to do with jobs and earning potential, not friendships.

However, four couples in Austin, Texas decided to cast aside those so-called values and prioritize community with each other!

They've all been BFFs for over 20 years, and deceided that just living in the same town wasn't really cutting it.

(I mean, with work, kids, and life in general, how often do YOU get to spend time with friends that goes beyond trite polite conversation?)

Their shared values of sustainable living, tiny homes, and true community led them to purchase land just outside of town to share together, along the Llano river.

Any group of real friends knows that having some private time is key...

So instead of building one large house to share, they each built 400-square foot tiny homes, and a shared 1500-square foot community building to share meals and social time.

They named their community the Llano Exit Strategy, because it's allowed them to exit from the isolating rat race of city life and nurture a deep sense of community.

Four hundred square feet may sound small, but it's just right when well-planned and shared with those you love!

They'll be there for each other as they grow older, to enjoy life's ups and downs among their chosen family of friends.

How lovely... I'm definitely doing this with my closest friends someday!

Written by @krystalt

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That's quite interesting. Everyone knows there are some friends in your life with who you could spend your happy and sad moments and if you get to live with them that closely and with your family too at the same time then I would must say that's the perfect combo.

It has given me another perspective to think about. Like you can try it out and everyday would be a party day.

That's a great idea! I'd love to do that with my best friends...not sure their wives would be so into it though ;)

That's prioritising life quality. I love it.
I don't think I can ever live in a tiny house with a husband and 3 children, 3 cats and a dog, but I certainly do love community living.

I would love to be able to do this someday as well! There are a few of my good friends that I think this could work with.

Best way to never let your best friends get lonely... keep disturbing them.

your home is so comfortable bro ^^

I really like this idea cool!

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wow! good idea and great home

I would love to do it to with my families. I admire doing it with your best friends as things get difficult sometime along the way. But it was tested in your part, so its good to see this kind of community driven by common belief and aspiration in life.

Its like getting married to your friend I suppose in some way...why not.

Haha nice dear

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That's a good idea, especially with big-city housing prices the way they are. The community center is a must, of course.

I've been fantasizing along the same lines. It could be scaled up to a block, with a (larger) community center and a parkette in place of one of the lots.