I am a single father raising my daughter in our tiny dream house – but I had to move because I refused to sell it

A father has shared how he raised his daughter in a tiny house they fell in love with.

But Brent Thompson and his daughter Pearl had to move after a landowner asked them to sell the property.

Father Brent Thompson lived with his daughter in a tiny house


Father Brent Thompson lived with his daughter in a tiny housePhoto credit: Facebook
Brent said he didn't originally plan to buy a tiny house but fell in love with the property


Brent said he didn’t originally plan to buy a tiny house but fell in love with the propertyPhoto credit: Facebook

Brent, an artist from Tennesseetold insider that he bought the tiny house in 2017 because he was looking for a place to make music or make art.

He admitted he wasn’t intentionally looking for a tiny house before his sister sent him an offer.

Brent, 47, had to make a quick decision as his previous owners wanted a quick sale.

He and his daughter, who was eight when they moved in, loved their new home.

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They paid a fee that allowed them to keep the house on the property and get electricity and water from the main property.

But a new landowner asked if he wanted to sell his small house.

Father and daughter had to move because no agreement could be reached.

Brent took to social media and asked if anyone would be willing to share his land.

They moved to a wooded area about five minutes from downtown Knoxville.

Describing her surroundings, Brent said: “It was just perfect. It was very convenient.”

Brent and his daughter updated the interior of their mobile home, which was 196 square meters.

They had to make the house suitable for the winter months as it was difficult to get hot water as the temperature dropped.

The duo created spaces under their sofa to store their clothes and other belongings.

Her kitchen featured a sink, refrigerator, pantry with gas stove, and storage space Buyer News.

Despite the house’s relatively small size, Brent said he never felt claustrophobic.

He said, “It’s small, but I’ve never really felt cramped in it.”

The music star was also able to perform with other artists and didn’t have to be afraid of upsetting others.

Brent told Shopper News that the house was the “smallest thing he’d ever lived in outside of a college dorm” and decided to advertise it online when Pearl was about to become a teenager.

He said he wanted her to have her own space now that she was an adult.

More Americans are turning to smaller homes as rental costs continue to weigh on the wallet nationwide.

Influencers have also documented converting vehicles into comfortable homes.

TikToker Alex (@alexanderjamestravel) bought a van on Facebook Marketplace for $9,000 and spent another $7,000 on renovations.

in one cliphe said he lives rent-free even if he parks on the California coast.

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Another TikToker, Raychel (@notluxe) and her husband have been living in a converted ambulance for two and a half years.

They have explored the USA, Canada and Mexico in their home on wheels.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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