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TINY: A Story About Living Small

Christopher Smith is the man behind TINY: A Story About Living Small.

He’s turning thirty years old and is set on making the mountains in Boulder, Colorado his permanent home.

Christopher has been visiting and interviewing people who live in tiny houses after he asked himself the big question.

What makes a good home?

The answer is different for every person. But for many, small houses are becoming the answer because they simply cost less.

People are attracted to tiny houses because of the time and financial freedom it offers. It’s a no mortgage lifestyle with fewer chores.

Tiny The Movie - A Story About Living Small - Tiny House Movement
Screenshot thanks to Christopher Smith, TINY on Vimeo

Building with no experience

Christopher has never built anything previous to this project. He took the plunge by purchasing a 5 acre plot of land in the mountains.

He’s learning and figuring everything out as he goes and he’s creating a film throughout the entire process.

Tiny house documentary preview

Length: 2:48

Christopher has a channel on Vimeo where you can learn more about his short documentary.

Future of tiny houses

The movement towards small houses continues to grow every day. I’m sure that it has a promising future because so many of us are showing an interest in it.

As the word continues to spread more and more people are opening their eyes to the constraints that large houses, mortgages and excessive consumption create in our lives. This is creating more demand for small spaces.

What if the next real estate boom is in the development and conversion of smaller and more affordable housing of all kinds?

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Amanda
    September 16, 2011, 1:11 am

    This is great! I’d love to get my hands on a copy of the documentary when it comes out. Is there anywhere I can go to get onto a list to ensure I am notified when it becomes available. I am a graduate of an Australian architecture school and my passion is contemporary, small scale, sustainable developments.

  • September 16, 2011, 2:23 pm

    Hey Amanda–you can pre-order it here:


    If you’re on my email list I’ll be sure to remind you all when it’s out! If you’re not you can sign up towards the top right of the page.

    Keep in touch Amanda! -Alex

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