Not quite ready for retirement but feeling a little fatigued by the urban life, four Texas couples compromised.
The friends constructed a mini-home complex they labeled the Llano Exit Strategy.
According to a 2014 feature in Small House Bliss, the friends spent around $40,000 on each 350-square-foot home.
Each dwelling -- and the common building -- boasts a simplistic design created by architect Matt Garcia.
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- The riverside property serves as a retreat primarily reserved for holidays, vacations and entertaining.
- It's a place to get away from the hustle of Austin.
- Fred Zipp, who owns part of the compound, told Garden & Gun magazine his plan was to preserve Texas' natural beauty as much as possible.
- He said, "We're doing what we can to [preserve] as much water as possible for the native trees and grasses."
- "Fortunately, they're beautiful."
- Each cabin displays the Spartan beauty of Austin's landscape.
- Each mini house has its own bathroom and customized furnishings.
- The walls are plywood.
- They're industrial, yet warm.
- The real splurge, according to Garcia, was the kitchen.
- The 1,500-square-foot building boasts a commercial range, a living room and a dining room. There's even a guest bedroom.
- Llano Exit Strategy is the perfect weekend escape.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its original version.