Besties Build Tiny Homes Next To Each Other So They Can Always Hang Out

by Emily Arata

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.

Click here to see photos of the homes from The Daily Mail and read on for more information.

  • 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.