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Tiny houses making a mark in Connecticut

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People across the country are falling in love with tiny houses, including in Connecticut. (WFSB) People across the country are falling in love with tiny houses, including in Connecticut. (WFSB)

People across the country are falling in love with tiny houses, including in Connecticut.

Luise Gleason and her husband Shawn began building their tiny home 4 years ago.

After years of hard work, they've recently moved in. Gleason invited Channel 3 inside to take a look.

"The house is 20 feet by 7 feet, so with the two lofts we have you get about 200, 220 square feet. It sounds small, but when you come in, you're going to be like wow, it's so big," said Gleason.

The home is beautiful with all the ammenities, just on a smaller scale.

"We made sure we had a really long kitchen counter because I love to cook...my favorite is the barn door which we built from material from a local company," said Gleason.

The house is also environmentally friendly.

"We have a compostable toilet, so we use sawdust, so we can either put it in a compost pile, or it can go to a landfill where it can just decompose," said Gleason.

The Gleason's keep their clothes under their couch and have a sleeping loft upstairs.

Even their dog, Sophie, can climb the stairs.

The small living space allows the couple to live big.

"We love that we are mobile, that we can go wherever we want and if we don't like it we can leave, also having so little possessions really helps us to be freer, we don't feel like tied down to anything, I feel like it's a less a burden that I carry with me," said Gleason.

They have been an inspiration to their friends and family as well.

"It inspires them too to downsize or buy less, waste less, just focus on what you're using every day," said Gleason.

If a tiny house means a better life, it's clear that the Gleason's are a perfect example of what can go right when you downsize.

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