Parker County Today August 2016 - Page 29

Upstairs loft Living area and kitchen T AUGUST 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY he tiny house craze has been growing with HGTV’s Tiny House and the villages popping up all over the country; we have our first registered tiny house in Parker County, thanks to Sam and Lynsi Underwood.  Sam had worked in construction nearly his entire life, but in the last few years he and his wife Lynsi decided to do something a little different. “We love the tiny house movement,” Sam said. “So we decided to build one. We did all the work ourselves.” Sam quit his job and he and Lynsi work together on their own projects. Construction on their first tiny house started in September of 2014, and with the assistance of Sam’s brother, Daniel Underwood, it was completed in June of 2016. “The outside was done in September of 2014 and we let it sit for about a year and a half before we finished it completely,” Sam said. “In total the work took only about four months to do.”  Daniel helped build the house and was just as happy with it as his brother. “Once it was done it was beautiful,” Daniel said. “My brother is slightly OCD and I knew he’d be picky with the details. But he did a great job.” He also said if the Underwood’s do another house he’ll be more than happy to help again. “The house was something he’d been wanting to do for a while, and it was something I could help them with. I really enjoyed the project and helping him. He’s my brother, that’s what we do.” Sam and Lynsi founded their business, called Small Dwelling 27