As a bit of a “greenie” myself so this really gets me excited. Reducing the space we live in and re-sizing our lives to fit our consumption.
This New Zealand couple are producing a video record of their journey to Living Big in a Tiny House.
Living Big in a Tiny House
The tiny house movement is something that has been gaining huge popularity…. That largely comes as a result of the recent economic recession, where thousands of people have lost their homes. It’s a little bit more than that though. It’s not just for financial reasons that people want to move into smaller spaces.
It’s also about simplifying your life. The tiny house movement asks the question; if we get rid of the unnecessary things that fill our lives, what does that create space for? Does living in a tiny house really make room for a bigger life?
Four things that fascinate me about Living Big in a Tiny House.
Firstly, it’s a bottom-up movement. It’s real people taking deliberate action and taking responsibility to manage their lives in a more sustainable way.
Secondly, it’s working in a constrained set of circumstances which is forcing innovative thinking and new designs. Both in living space and how we manage our lives.
Thirdly, it’s forcing or enabling a significant shift in thinking. It’s asking “What do we actually need to be comfortable?” and how can we shape our lives to fit what is available.
Finally – its disruptive. THINK about it.
- Small house = no mortgage = equals no Banks?
- Less land for a small house = closer communities = less need for cars?
- Mobility = seasonal migrations = less transportation of goods?
What’s your view?