I eat ,drink and sleep tiny houses and have been for several years. I’ve seen some great ideas and some not so great ideas. I’ve seen tiny in in all shapes and sizes. Ive seen modern tiny with sleek lines and hippie tiny old school buses. I’ve seen funky tiny with tye dye curtains and peace signs, tiny cottages white washed with book cases all the way to the ceil and cabin tiny with wool flannel and dead animal heads on the wall. My tiny is really none of the above. Though I think they are cool and all, its really what I had in mind after all, my tiny is my home with dishes in my sink, the washer running, the tv blaring and little kids and animals running under my feet. It goes through phases of clean and messy several times a day , my tiny is home base, where we eat sleep, fight and snuggle….its Home
Lately as I troll the internet looking at tiny homes . Reading tiny house forums and discussions I’m beginning to see a trend. I’m seeing BIG dollar tiny houses with designer bathrooms and kitchens. People are hiring architects and some communities are even requiring the architects plans for their tiny home before they are even excepted. Tiny homes SO EXSPENSIVE the people who see them believe they could NEVER in a million years afford to buy one. We are taught “what we NEED” but really WHAT DO WE NEED ? ” . I believe the vast majority of people who started this tiny house movement needed something very different . They needed freedom from a mortgage, they need freedom from ridiculous utility bills . They desired to leave a smaller foot print, to be more responsible for their environment and they were willing to walk away from the marble counter tops and in-ground pools to achieve it.
I can tell you some very basic facts. My butt takes up just as much room on the couch in my tiny house as it did in my 3 bedroom home. My king size bed sleeps just as good in my loft as it did in my GIGANTIC previous bedroom, my cloths wash the same in my bathroom, my refrigerator still keeps my food cold and I have yet to die without my walk in closet FULL of cloths I never wore. My light bill was 35 dollars this month and my house will be paid in just a little over a year. So those Fancy tiny house dwellers can keep thinking they NEED what they NEED mean while Ill be able to retire owning what have . No judgement here people , we can all be friends ! I’ll even send you postcard from all my vacations, now that’s what I need 🙂
Good night all ! See you all back here tomorrow !