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Best friends build town so they can grow old together

Growing old gracefully seems to be the reason for the creation of this tiny town in Austin, Texas. Four couples who have been friends for decades pulled their resources to create the beautiful town you see here.

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Each of the tiny cabins were designed by architect Matt Garcia. His brief was to make them as sustainable as possible and for them to be built for around $40,000 each.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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Features include slanted roofs with water barrels that can hold up to 5,000 gallons of rainfall. There are reflective walls that keep the heat out during the long summer months. They're coupled with insulated windows.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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Features include slanted roofs with water barrels that can hold up to 5,000 gallons of rainfall. There are reflective walls that keep the heat out during the long summer months. They're coupled with insulated windows.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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Inside the cabins the owners have opted for plywood interiors as this is cost efficient. This wood also gives a homely feel to the properties as you can see for yourself.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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The couples have named this venture ‘Llano Exit Strategy’ which seems like a fun name for a retirement community.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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Each 400-sq-ft cabin at the ‘Llano Exit Strategy’ has a queen-size bed, a soft, a bathroom and a porch. That's how minimal these places are.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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Each 400-sq-ft cabin at the ‘Llano Exit Strategy’ has a queen-size bed, a soft, a bathroom and a porch. That's how minimal these places are.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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These guys have gone for the minimum but they have more than enough amenities within to make these log cabins really nice homes.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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“This is a magical place, but it’s arid. We’re doing what we can to reserve as much water as possible for the native trees and grasses,” resident Fred Zipp said.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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Check out the size of this water barrel. It holds 5,000 gallons of rainwater.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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Notice the corrugated steel exteriors. The architect specified this as the material reflects sunlight which helps the properties remain cool within.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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What a sight! Each is close enough together for the couples to enjoy an evening together out on their porches.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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What a sight! Each is close enough together for the couples to enjoy an evening together out on their porches.

Austin Texas is One of the Best US Cities to Live in

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