Have you ever watched this show called “Tiny: A Story About Living Small?”
I found it on Netflix, a week or so ago. I was intrigued by the title.
It’s a documentary about this young guy who wants to build his own home. But it has to be small as he wants to be environmentally conscious. In the documentary, other tiny house owners are interviewed about this guy’s endeavors. It’s quite interesting! They are trying to sway American values, saying bigger is not always better.
What is a tiny house? Exactly what it sounds like. A house built so extremely small. We are talking 200 square feet, give or take. Mostly take…
There is no way I could continue living like I do if I had a tiny house. They are SO cute, but they are very very compact. There’s not a whole lot of room in there for a craft closet, for example.
Yes! I would. I think it would be so neat to build my own tiny house just like that guy. It cost him $26,000 out of his own pocket. It took him a whole year. But he has a great little place to call home and he can say he built it himself. The best part? No mortgage.
I admit I may have gotten sucked into the perspective of these tiny-house owners. (It happens often. I have an ability to empathize, what can I say?) There is nothing wrong with wanting to leave a much tinier carbon footprint, if any at all. These homes are efficient. Some run off of solar power. They don’t take up much room. Though I’m still trying to figure out how they do laundry…
It’s pretty much illegal to have a building this tiny though, from what I gathered. They build their homes on trailers. It’s considered a temporary home this way, so they found a loophole. Otherwise it would be illegal.
I asked Big D what he thought about the documentary. I told him I want to build a tiny house. He thought it would be cool. But not for us to live in. I said “Maybe I’ll build a tiny house for each of the kids and they can live out in the backyard!”
Wouldn’t that be nice?
I can see several benefits of living in a tiny home.
Family bonding. Working on problems right away. No playroom = no mess. (Wishful thinking) We would definitely keep the shoes outside of the house. Become one with nature, using our surroundings as a living space. (I can see a sitting area full of hammocks!) We could live on the beach during the summer, and move somewhere warmer for the winter. There would need to be some serious downsizing for everyone involved. NO mortgage!
In a tiny home, I wouldn’t stock up on things we don’t need, like all of that Advil or KY jelly. (Don’t judge, I got them for free through couponing!)
Our tiny home would be solar powered. No need to rely on the electrical power grid, which means no scary utility bills. Even if we did connect to electricity, it wouldn’t take much to power. We would save a lot of money.
It would be snazzy, as long as there is room for my Kitchen Aid mixer and the Keurig!