Flame retardants, formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds shouldn’t be in any of our houses, but for those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), they are a disaster. The tiny house concept has been a godsend for not a few people suffering from MCS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME), Fibromyalgia and other auto-immune illnesses; it gives them a chance to live in a home that is built without any of the paints, glues, plastics and chemicals that they react to, usually in a place far away from pollution and other irritants.

It’s not easy to do. Corinne suffers from severe reactions to chemicals, and built her own tiny house out of carefully selected and tested materials. It is a lovely modern design, but it is also really healthy. She not only researched all the materials, tested them, and built a house out of them, but she has created a terrific blog documenting it, with extensive resources for others suffering from the same sensitivities. None of this was easy.

Read more: Woman builds herself a gorgeous, tiny, healthy, “chemical free” house


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