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Tiny home stolen from St. Louis is found in Jefferson County

Tiny home stolen from St. Louis is found in Jefferson County

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The tiny house that thieves stole from St. Louis on Saturday has been recovered in Jefferson County.

Sheriff Dave Marshak said detectives found the home Wednesday morning in House Springs. An anonymous tipster helped them find it, he said.

A towing company was taking it to the owner free of charge, “giving the owner an early Christmas Present,” Marshak said in a tweet.

There was no word on suspects. Marshak said police continued to investigate.

The home’s owner, Meghan Panu, had spent the past two years and some $20,000 crafting what she planned to make her residence in just a few months.

Early Saturday morning, the house — built on a trailer — was parked near the corner of Michigan and Gravois avenues outside Refab, a popular spot for home remodeling supplies. Panu said she believed someone drove off with the house early Saturday morning.

Panu has been giving updates on her Facebook page since the house disappeared. She had been told it was parked at an Iron Skillet restaurant in Kingdom City, Mo., or on an interstate heading toward California.

Panu, a recent graduate of Webster University, had planned to move the house to a lot in the Benton Park West neighborhood and finish the interior in time to move in this spring. The dwellings are growing in popularity among those seeking a more minimalist lifestyle. Panu said her house was designed to be as efficient and sustainable as possible and built with recycled materials.{span class=”print_trim”}

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