I know that tiny houses aren’t for everyone but a smaller living space can help you if you’re tired of carrying around all of that extra baggage that some of us have accumulated over the years.
Downsizing forces you to get rid of stuff so that you don’t have to end up working your tail off maintaining an over-sized home and paying for the lifestyle that goes along with that.
My question is,
why can’t we live on land as simply as a one would aboard a sailboat?
Two couples that are doing it
Andrew and Crystal Odom blog at the Tiny Revolution. They have solid plans to build and live in their own tiny Tumbleweed House.
Tammy and Logan blog at RowdyKittens. They also have plans to build and live in their own tiny house.
Would something like this surprise your family? My mom has raised one eyebrow when I’ve told her about my ideas.
Is it really all that crazy? NO, and here’s why
1 – You can design the space to meet your needs and nothing more. Everything you use is there and easy to find and get to.
2 – People who live happily in small spaces extend their living space outside with a patio, deck or even just an umbrella, table and chairs.
3 – The world is your backyard. Get out of the house and use restaurants, parks, libraries, book stores, coffee shops, gyms, and community centers on a daily basis. Who are your neighbors?
What’s holding us back?
The idea of living so simply seems crazy only because the government and large corporate interest have made it almost impossible to do.
So what can we do about it? How can we find more creative ways to bypass laws and take advantage of loopholes?
Do you think we should aim to get the laws changed or find unique ways to work around them legally? Like tiny house RV resorts, an educational campus with tiny houses as dorms, or even an unused building that’s converted to dozens of affordable studios.