Small dream ends in a big nightmare for tiny house buyers from California

Small dream ends in a big nightmare for tiny house buyers from California

FULLERTON, California -- A California family thought they had the perfect home to start a new life in Nashville, Tennessee, only to discover the home they thought belonged to them did not and now the home has disappeared.

This past May, Rebecah and Ben Richards appeared on the A&E show "Tiny House Nation" and say they agreed to be on the show after their builder sold them on the idea on participating.

The couple wanted to move to follow Ben's music career but needed to find an affordable home that also captured their minimalist and healthy lifestyle. They decided to look into tiny homes and found builder Mike Bedsole.

Soon after talking to him and getting a quote, Bedsole told them about the TV show. Richards said one of the advantages offered by the TV show was the trailer on which the home would sit would be paid for by the show.

"But the builder said that we were not able to accept the trailer from the TV show, that we had to go with his supplier," Richards said.

So, the Richards said they paid Bedsole $11,500 for the trailer, which bank receipts and emails show Bedsole's company, Tiny House Chattanooga, received.

"Our expectation was that he was registering the title in our name as he requested all the documentation to register the title," said Richards. "So, as far as we knew, we always had the title in our name, and it was only later that we found out that he'd actually registered the trailer in his name, not in ours."


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Dated: June 24th 2019
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