Whether it's wanting to live a simpler life or wanting to travel more, there are many reasons people are jumping on the downsizing trend. But in South Carolina, tiny houses are providing more than just a lifestyle change: Driftwood Homes USA, a division of Brighton Builders, is donating micro-size abodes to families who lost their homes after recent historic floods devastated the area.
"What we chose to do initially was provide supplies," explains Ben Kennedy of Brighton Builders in a video by Bootleg Productions. "We chose to start with that, and then we realized that our strength is something better, and that is building."
Coincidentally, Driftwood Homes USA was preparing to build their first tiny house when the floods hit South Carolina. Once the company decided they would be donating houses, it focused its efforts on recruiting people throughout the community to help in any way possible. As a result, pretty much everything you see inside the home below was donated by a local business, from the kitchen appliances to the floors.
The first tiny house was recently finished and we can tell it was constructed with comfort in mind. Thanks to its blue door, the cottage-style abode looks cheery, a theme that's carried through the whole home. Features like antique oak floors, a flat-screen TV, and air-conditioning will certainly make a deserving family feel more at home.
With the help of the mayor and a church in Manning, SC, Brighton Builders is currently preparing to donate the home pictured here. Then they'll start on a second home, which, if this first one is any indicator, will be effortlessly beautiful.
Take a peek inside:
Learn more in the below video:
Find out how you can help at blufftoncares.com or GoFundMe.