HGTV's Tiny House, Big Living: What does it really mean to downsize?
Jewel's Tiny House Gem
HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living: Jewel builds an extravagant tiny house-on-wheels with lots of luxuries!
North Carolina project manager Jewel Pearson can’t wait to leave her apartment lifestyle behind and embark on her very own tiny house journey! Built for a queen, this modern 330-square foot design might seem a bit extravagant to an outsider, but for Jewel a 6ft x 3ft closet is a necessity! So are the screened-in porch and a balcony! Jewel, aka Ms. Gypsy Soul, plans to blend all of her favorite household luxuries with the freedom of the open road!
On our tiny house road trip stop to Charlotte, NC, we sat down with the vibrant Jewel Pearson, better known as Ms Gypsy Soul. Jewel shares insights into her journey to tiny living, including the ups & downs of her build, working with the city and finding the just-right parking spot. Her tiny life is much more than her tiny house, it’s her key to a freer way of life. Includes a tour of Jewel’s beautiful tiny house!
Come inside for a tour of my tiny house! Featuring an open and comfortable entertaining space, a large Master Loft and secondary Reading Loft, a fabulous Walk-in Closet, a fully functional Kitchen with an eat in Kitchen Nook that does double duty as a Work Space, a full Bathroom with a tub and Washer/Dryer Combo unit and a bonus all season Screened in Porch and Juliette Balcony!
~Just because you go Tiny doesn’t mean you have to give up luxury!
With the help of some friends, I built a unique and portable privacy screen for the tiny house with just a little Quickrete, 4×4 posts, gardening pots and some Tuftex panels. You can find Tuftex panels at your local Lowes or online: https://tuftexpanel.com/
Tiny house owner and advocate, Jewel Pearson, and Kelvin Young, KEYO Tiny House Lifestyle discuss tiny houses and housing affordability in Charlotte, NC.
In this six-part series, The New Homesmiths, we meet people changing how they live — and redefining the meaning of “home” in the process. A new episode will launch each Tuesday. Our first episode features Jewel Pearson—self-proclaimed Ms. Gypsy Soul—who has built one of the most personal, custom tiny houses we’ve ever seen. There from the very start of the design, through to the construction (with a fair amount of DIY work herself), to finding the plot of land her tiny house is nestled on, it’s no wonder Jewel’s considered an expert in the world of tiny homes, and generously shares her knowledge of the process through tiny house tours, tiny house plans, consultations, advice and more, with anyone interested in learning about—and possibly joining—the tiny house movement. “I followed a long standing dream and life desire and the end result is a pretty funky tiny house, if I do say so myself,” wrote Jewel.