Debbie Stansfield is one of the locals that decided to choose a tiny house located at the Lake Walk Tiny Home Community which is close by the Lake Cunningham. She shared that the decision helped her build a closer relationship with God. While many in Thailand are wishing for a luxury house in Phatthanakan, the tiny house trend is starting to grow like wildfire in Upstate Carolina.
A few years back, Stansfield was living with her late husband in their 3,000 square foot property. Their children are already adults and having families of their own. Stansfield happily shared that she used to have a talk with her husband about moving into a tiny house but her husband keep answering that a tiny house would mean their children will not be able to come back.
Due to health problems, the Greer couple decided to move into a one-story home spanning only 1,800 and they have an acre of lawn to take care of. Not much time after their move has passed when her husband died. They have five kids with a total of 14 grandchildren and two great-grandkids.
It was her grandson that made her realize that the property is not the right one for her so she decided to downsize into one of the tiny homes that are currently in trend. Stansfield is currently residing in Greenville County at a tiny house located at the property of Randy Hanson. She shared that her move is like a wakeup call from God that it is the right time for her.
Randy Hanson is a native of South Dakota and he has been residing in South Carolina for the last 20 years. He shared that he has always been fond of building tree houses as well as forts. He was able to share his dad’s passion in constructing residential homes. He was 20 years old when he build his first house and he has been doing the same thing ever since.
He was planning to make an RV park out of their property which is 15 acres but his wife and daughter said that it would be better to turn it into a neighbourhood of tiny house thus the birth of Lake Walk Tiny Home Community. Locals in Thailand who are wishing to have a luxury house in Phatthanakan should take a page from Stansfield book and consider settling in a smaller property as long as it meets their needs.