“Pretty much everything in the house was within arms reach or a few steps away, which really allowed my body to rest and heal faster.”As Aubrin grows and begins to move around, they have begun to babyproof, recently installing tight netting with a cat door on their loft.Garlow says she can always see Aubrin from wherever she is in the tiny home, but jokes that she and Robert have discussed "putting pool noodles on everything.", reads a throw pillow with the silhouette of Washington State on their daybed, and for Robert, home is also his office.The couples bringing up babies in houses with footprints barely larger than 200 square feet have approached their lives as you might a storage conundrum.
During the day, he minds Aubrin, and at night, after Aubrin and Samantha have gone to bed in the loft behind a blackout screen, he can get on his laptop and do some work. "Being a stay-at-home parent is certainly a full time job in its own right," he tells Romper by email, but "it is the attempt at simultaneously working from home that really steps it up a notch."Still, as their picturesque Instagram footprint suggests, living tiny has been good for their relationship. ) to work as a team and spend a lot of time together," he says.
They document their life on the SHEDsistence tiny-home blog, where they share tips on going tiny.
“I climbed up our stairs and into the bed in our loft till the day I delivered,” Samantha Garlow says of living in a tiny home while pregnant with her now-6-month-old daughter, Aubrin, and husband Robert.
The Garlows, both 31, built a 204-square-foot tiny home in the Yakima Valley, in the shadow of Washington’s Mount Rainier, over the course of 14 months while working full-time jobs.
“That six feet between the kids’ loft and our loft is too much,” she says of the kids' preference for clambering over to the "master" loft.