To me that’s what tiny houses are all about.
Because a tiny home provides shelter at it’s most basic form.
Meeting your Needs the Smartest Way
Life is all really about meeting our basic human needs and growing from there.
And only after we do that can we really flourish, or grow. Right?
That’s what I believe, anyway. Before we can be creative, give to others, and share- or discover and embrace- our gift with the world we first have to meet our own basic needs, would you agree?
Below is one of my favorite quotes. I first read it in The Small House Book by Jay Shafer.
Photo Credit The Small House Book (page 6) by Jay Shafer
It reads, “There is only one success – to be able to spend your own life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley
So Here Are Some Ideas on How to “Recession Proof” Your Life with or without a “Tiny House”
To me, the goal is to be as independent as possible. To do my best to be my own economy. Or at least, not be at the mercy of “the economy.”
In Other Words.. To Become Our Own Economy
And we can do this with or without a tiny house. But the smaller and more efficient, the better (usually- but not always).
That’s to say, I don’t think you should deny or have to convince your family and loved ones to downsize to some kind of extreme.
More Than Just One Way to Get There
There are many ways to achieve the goal of being recession proof and “free” without tiny spaces.
But in many cases, smaller is an option. Just not tiny.
Loving to Labor?
I believe we are here to serve each other with our talents. So as long as we are dedicated to serving in some way, then we are on the path to our own kind of freedom.
A labor of love. So you can do it with a farm or with a business.
With art work or a product. With a book or a blog. With an earthship home or a sailboat.
You can do it by creating a self sufficient home or you can work to become financially self sufficient in your own way as an artist, entrepreneur, writer, actor, musician, carpenter, or anything- really.
But that’s why I love tiny houses and small spaces in general.
The Ultimate Pathway to Freedom
Because they’re the ultimate tool to take back our freedom and independence in whatever way we choose. That’s the thing, though. The. Choice. Is. Yours.
But ultimately, I think it’s so we can live the rest of our precious lives on our own terms. The way we were meant to live.
Needing Less Even Better Than Having More?
With a tiny house you need less. So you’re less reliant.
And that’s why they kick ass and everybody, even the “tiny house haters”, actually want one deep down or at least wish they would have had one way back when.
One Thing We Must Agree On
One thing I hope we can all face is this: tiny houses aren’t for everybody. They’re really not the magic pill to anything.
If you hate your spouse now, you’ll hate him/her even more in a tiny house. Funny, right? And not always true of course.
So while a tiny house might not even be right for you now, maybe it will be later, or is now, we really don’t know.
But I do know that at least in one point in your life, a tiny home would have been perfect.
Tiny houses are just what you need and nothing more. And that’s what’s great about them.
They keep expenses and stress low.
This (a tiny house of some sort) is the perfect foundation to start a life.
Whether you’re young and want to start life with an “edge” or you’re able to retire early and start doing what you’re passionate about in life now.
Why beautiful small houses of all kinds are the answer to many issues
Heck, many of us agree that we would all be more free and/or “rich” today if we had lived in a tiny or small home, having been living the simple life for a long period of time.
But isn’t it true that beautiful, simple, and small homes are rare?
I mean, not even small houses are an option in most areas.
It’s like large corporations and investors are so out of touch with reality that they fail to see the demand for tiny and small cottages, cabins, houses, communities and even micro apartments.
So we have to do something about that.
And these are just a few of the many reasons why more tiny house communities must exist. For our kids and for our parents. So that our future generations, and our elders, have the opportunity to live a high quality life, on their terms, at an affordable price, while building/enjoying a life filled with purpose and passion.
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