A mother has hit back at critics who accused her of living in a tiny house with her son.
holly (@tiny_house_mom) has lived in a 20-foot tiny house in Canada with her son and pets for seven years.
She has gained over 16,000 followers on TikTok with quirky posts that give a glimpse into her family life.
Since her son is no longer a toddler, social media trolls argued that Holly should now move to a bigger house.
She stared blankly at the camera as she responded with a video filmed outside her tiny home.
“When I tell people I live in a 20-foot tiny house in Canada with my son, a dog and a turtle,” the text above the video reads.
“This is not normal and I think you should get help or something,” a spokesman said.
Holly captioned the post: “Normal is overrated” and added the hashtags #notnormal, #different and #havefun.
The text above another video read: “When someone points out that kids grow but my tiny house doesn’t.”
A voice offscreen said, “Wow, I didn’t know you were telling me that for the first time.”
The posts came before Holly joked that her son had outgrown the loft shortly after renovations were completed on the property.
“We have plenty of outdoor space, including a covered dining area, fire pit, hot tub and swing bench, as well as the patio. “It’s only tight in the winter,” explained Holly.
Although the family’s lifestyle sparked some backlash, many commenters admitted they admire their tiny home.
One person wrote: “You are living my dream, your house is very cute.”
Another commented: “This is the new norm.”
A third said: “Tiny houses are normal here too! I kind of love that I’m just a few steps away from everything.”
A fourth wrote: “I would love a tiny house! I think we need to normalize downsizing into smaller homes.”
A fifth commented: “I’ve always wanted one of these! But I don’t have a country.”
Another added: “I’m so jealous girl you’re amazing and I wish I had this beautiful home.”