Best Friends Of 30 Years Build ‘Tiny Town’ To Enjoy Retirement Together

I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly looking forward to the day I can retire. I’m working hard now to hopefully have a comfortable future, and while the government seems hell-bent on making sure I have to work until I’m 90 or die first, I’m still fighting the good fight. Thankfully, I have some inspiration from a group of friends from Texas who literally made their own mini-town to live in together during their golden years.

  1. The friends knew they wanted to enjoy their retirement together. They floated a bunch of ideas around, from traveling overseas to getting RVs to drive around the country in. Eventually, they decided to buy some land on which to buy tiny houses. They called the initiative the “Our Exit Strategy” retirement community.
  2. The couples all agreed that building their own tiny town was the best possible idea. Architect Matt Garcia was pumped about working on the project and knew just how to make the friends’ dream a reality, KENS 5 reports.
  3. First, they had to buy some land. It had to be big enough to fit the houses and give everyone their own space. Thankfully, they found a 10-acre plot near the Llano River that fit the bill. Once that was finalized, they could start designing their dream houses.
  4. The couples decided on five different tiny homes for each of the couples. They also added an extra one that everyone could come together and hang out in. That shared area also had its own kitchen, dining area, laundry room, and a big flat-screen TV to enjoy some TV.
  5. The tiny homes have just enough to make the couples comfortable. Each fits a queen-sized bed, a loveseat, and a full bathroom. What else could they ask for?
  6. Not all of the couples lives there full-time. In fact, some still enjoy their life in the city and come out to the tiny houses for a little R&R and quiet time away from the hectic nature of the urban areas they live in otherwise.
  7. They’ve registered the tiny town as an Airbnb to fill the houses when they’re not there. The whole community is up for rent when the couples aren’t there, leaving room for 16 guests in 6 bedrooms with 14 beds and 6 bathrooms. There’s even a swimming pool and lake! It sounds beautiful!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill