Boise architect Macy Miller went big by building small. Dissatisfied with her lack of construction training in school, she was inspired by the design-build movement to build a house of her own--a 196-square-foot micro home that has a full kitchen, a bed, storage space, a shower and a living room. Miller began building the home in 2011 and moved in June 2013. Since then, she and her blog, minimotives.com, have become sources of small-spiration for people seeking to simplify their lives.
That's the spirit behind the program Makers: Tiny Houses, at the Boise Main Public Library Thursday, May 15, beginning at 7 p.m. There, Miller will describe how she came to build her own tiny home, what it's like living there and how going small has changed her life.