Recently, I came across the story of a guy who lives in (and designs) teeny, tiny houses. He’s been living in a tiny house for years now – which, in many ways, sounds wonderful… for these reasons:
- It affords him a lot of flexibility – because his little house is on wheels and he can move around to wherever he wants. Sometimes he stays for months… sometimes for a few weeks. As a wanna-be nomad – this is hugely appealing to me.
- Clearly – he is saving MASSIVELY on everything! No expensive home-loan bonds to pay, no huge rent, no massive water & electricity bill… and clearly – his house is very, very friendly to the environment. Talk about only using what you need!
- Oh… and the wonderful simplicity of tiny living! Only having a few things… a small, manageable space… just the fact that he has relieved himself of the burden of mountains of clutter and “stuff” makes me hugely envious!
Here’s some pics:
I think if I were single… or even if it was just Nick & I… I think I would definitely consider the option of this way of life. However (!!) – with 2 small kids… hmmmm – not so much. I don’t know how small kids fit in to this idyllic little scene. The thought of 4 of us trying to share that weeny space isn’t a pleasant one.
That said – I can’t wait to scale down significantly!!! I have already been donating small mountains of clutter and “stuff”… trying to simplify my life as we prepare for our family adventure. I want to live far more consciously, simply and frugally. I want to collect memories – not “things”. I want our family to invest in experiences – not “stuff”!
I guess – although I’ll never live AS tiny as the Tiny House guy… I look forward to a simple life of considerably less. Less debt. Less stuff. Less admin. Less up-keep. Less mess, etc.