A homeowner has taken downsizing to a new level after switching from her two bed terraced house to a 'tiny house' smaller than a static caravan.
Fionnguala Sherry-Brennan, 43, from Cardiff has found a way to beat the rising cost of living, managing to squeeze everything she wants into 110 square foot of space, all for £10,000.
Ms. Sherry-Brennan, a freelance editor, has spent the past three years building her own tiny house to her exact specifications and is set to finish in October.
Fionnguala's house was built on a trailer bed meaning it can be moved around the UK to suit her needs as a freelance editor, moving to where the story is. Far from just a mobile office the house even offers a porch to relax on
Ms. Sherry-Brennan was motivated by rising house prices and found inspiration from George Clarke's Amazing Spaces.
She said: 'It's really dinky, it's 14ft by 8ft but has a mezzanine loft to add some extra square footage.
'It's an open space, apart from the bathroom. There's an L-shaped kitchen and living space and then the bedroom is upstairs in the loft.'
'The idea is it will just be me living here. I have a partner who has a house in Cardiff, which is lucky because that's where I'm living now. But the great thing with tiny houses is that if I decided I wanted to extend, I can take down a wall and do that.'
Fionnguala's house is still under construction in a warehouse in the Welsh town of Porthcawl, she expects that after three years of work it will finally be finished in October
The rustic mezzanine bedroom comes complete with a few green touches, evenly spaced letterbox windows fill the 'dinky' space with soft natural light and offer panoramic views
Fionnguala Sherry-Brennan, 43, has been building her dream tiny home for the past three years
Ms. Sherry-Brennan is currently building her home in a warehouse in Porthcawl and when finished, will tow her future home to a plot of land and move in.
She has spent three years building her house from scratch, taking plans from Tumbleweed Tiny Houses an American company who offer free plans for small house projects.
She said: 'After my initial enthusiasm I started off doing volunteer work with retired carpenters so I would go for two to three weeks at a time and help with whatever they were doing.
'I picked up some skills from there and then I did one week of City & Guilds carpentry course.'
'I had a rough budget to start with. I knew how much all the construction materials were going to cost and it works out at around £10,000. If you tell somebody they can build their dream house for ten grand, they wouldn't believe you.
'I know that once I get to furnish the interior it's going to go up but because it's small, you can go a little bit more luxurious