Monica Smith chose to give up her own house to her daughter and five kids, all of whom had recently become homeless. Instead of seeing her daughter go out onto the street, she elected to move instead into a converted 8-foot by 10-foot shed in her backyard.

Monica gradually transformed a tool shed into a two-story tiny home. There is a kitchen, a sitting area and a bedroom tucked above the ground floor, accessible by a stepladder. She did much of the renovation work herself, keeping costs down.