Jenna from Tiny House Giant Journey recently met up with Sun to explore her 140-square-foot prefab tiny home in Santa Monica, California. Keep reading to see how she has transformed her life from a cramped and expensive NYC lifestyle to Santa Monica, still one of America’s costliest neighborhoods, but she lives in an impressively compact space and saves THOUSANDS each month.
Sun’s Bold Decision
Sun transitioned from a $ 4,500-per-month NYC apartment to this tiny home in California, aligning with her values and making financial sense.
Sun shared that renting this tiny home costs her just $1,600 per month, highlighting its energy-efficient design.
Sun’s outdoor space is a luxury, with trees, a double burner for cooking, and a cozy cafe table for soaking up the sun.
Sun’s small lounger, where she takes breaks, reads, or enjoys the incredible sunlight and weather.
Sun’s office space is the hub for her business, Big Little Universe, a children’s brand, and a workspace that aligns with her lifestyle.
Sun’s swivel chair on casters offers comfort and adjustability for remote work, while stools double as step stools and guest chairs.
Stylish Open Closet
Sun’s open closet with matte black hanging rack and matching hangers adds to the aesthetic and provides convenience.
Sun’s kitchenette with a durable Coran top doesn’t have a stove, so she uses an outdoor propane cooktop, which allows efficient meal prep in her small space.
Organized Kitchen Storage
Sun’s kitchen cabinet keeps garbage, cleaning materials, and utensils tidy, while her pantry contains just what she needs.
Thoughtful Bathroom Design
Sun’s bathroom is fully functional with a weatherproof shower, adjustable faucet, and a sink with a recycled rubber base for easy cleaning.
Smart Bathroom Storage
Sun’s bathroom storage includes an open cabinet and an organized vanity for makeup and beauty products.
Cozy Bedroom Retreat
Sun’s bedroom features a full-size bed and plywood walls that create a soothing atmosphere, with adjustable lighting for different moods.
Sun’s wardrobe neatly fits under her bed, organized in drawers and pouches to maintain efficiency and prevent wrinkles.
Embracing Tiny Living
Living tiny in Santa Monica has taught Sun to be intentional, disciplined, and focused on what truly matters in life.
Inspiring an Essentialist Lifestyle
Sun’s goal is to inspire an essentialist lifestyle with an eclectic aesthetic, emphasizing thoughtful decision-making and life curation.
What Do You Think?
Could you live like Sun? Will you dare to embrace the possibilities of a tiny, purposeful life?