03/26/2012 02:30 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: 96-Square-Foot Tiny Home Handbuilt Inside Century-Old Sheep Barn

When Loren Amelang bought some land in the California back country in the 1970s, he had intended to use it as a weekend place, but a decade later -- tired of the corporate world -- he left his Silicon Valley job (he's a pioneer in C++ programming) and moved onto the property full-time.

The only real shelter on the property was an old sheep barn, leftover from when the property was homesteaded a century ago, so he decided to build a small shack inside the structure as a home.

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