Well, almost a tiny house. And to him, it probably felt pretty tiny at first because he went from a 17-bedroom home to a 2-bedroom double wide mobile home.
I ran into this story thanks to one of our readers, Tracy, who sent this over to me on our Facebook Page. (Thanks Tracy!)
It’s the story of a millionaire movie director named Tom Shadyac who has gone from a 17,000 sq. ft. mansion with multiple full-time employees to a luxurious 1000 sq. ft. double wide mobile home.
Photo by Kathclick
That might not be a tiny house to many of us who are considering living in 800 sq. ft. or less but for him, I think it’s quite admirable. He went from 17 bedrooms to just 2. From 13 bathrooms to just 2. And he uncluttered and simplified his life in a big way during the process.
Photo Credit Oprah
I encourage you to enjoy the rest of this story below and share your thoughts about it in the comments as we ask, “Do you think this trend will continue? Will more millionaires realize that less really is more and end up downsizing?”
…that stuff doesn’t equal happiness. Even if you can hire people to take care of this stuff for you.
Personally I think it’s already happening. Except wealthy folks will most likely not be downsizing to the extent that we might be considering but they’re still realizing the basic principle that more doesn’t mean better… Or happier.
In the story on Oprah he explains why he did it, what inspired him, and how he’s actually much happier now. I encourage you to head on over to Oprah to watch the full video and interview with Tom along with the entire article you can read here.
Also- don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below on whether or not you think more of “the 1%” will realize that less really is more and that more doesn’t really make you happier and most importantly WHY?
In case you’re curious like me, Tom’s movies include Liar Liar, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, and more.
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