Couple Build Tiny Home to Pay Off $125,000 Debt in 2 Years, Embrace ‘Tiny Lifestyle’

Determined to get out of their six-figure debt, couple Marek and Ko Bush drafted a plan to downsize their debt by miniaturizing their home.

Two years later, after moving into the tiny house they designed, the couple became completely debt-free—and ready to tackle the next project in their lives: building a family. Their baby girl was born in March.

In 2017, Marek and Ko, from Kansas City, Missouri, were living in a 1,100-square-foot (102-square-meter) loft apartment in Florida. After doing the math and realizing they were $125,000 in debt, they set out drafting a budget to fix this.

“We decided we were going to pay off everything we owed,” Marek told Business Insider. Marek, who works in retail security, started looking into tiny homes, suspecting that downsizing would massively reduce their expenses.

Ko, a teacher and waitress, wasn’t convinced right away.

“It was the change of it all,” she explained. “We had a lot of furniture, and I just wasn’t ready to let go of it. But once I got it through my head that it was just material things, I was like, ‘You know what, it’s a good idea.'”


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