Monday's Food for Thought

Monday’s Food for Thought: Tiny Houses

Basically since my husband and I have been married, we have lived in subsidized graduate housing about which we have had little choice. My personality is the type, frankly, that I have been delighted to have to worry about “one less thing” in choosing our place of residence. During this time, we have learned to make the most of the square footage we have and to purge continuously whenever we move or receive gifts of material goods. In considering housing over the past couple of years, we doubt the ease or possibility of it, but have been fascinated by companies such as Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, begun by Jay Shafer. In all likelihood, we will probably continue to rent or buy something affordable in the next stage of our journey, but we kind of salivate looking at these homes and imagining the purpose and intention they would undoubtedly give to our lives (and our stuff!). Maybe you will have fun browsing them as well!

2 thoughts on “Monday’s Food for Thought: Tiny Houses

  1. OH MY GOODNESS! you just made my day. These are the PERFECT little humble abode’s I dream about. Just the other day I was telling my guy that we should look into buying a small house, cottage size, because I don’t like thinking of how unnecessary big houses are for two, or even 2 plus little ones, are. Thanks so much for sharing! This makes a transient lifestyle so much more exciting :) (as long as he doesn’t decide to do his post doc across an ocean- but then there is excitement in that too)

  2. We definitely want to keep it small. Huge houses are a waste of materials and energy. And think of how much easier small houses are to clean! However I don’t want to get too extreme, I’ve read about a couple sharing 240 square feet, I love my husband but sometimes I want to read in silence while he wants to watch a manly movie. In her book “All the Money in the World” author Laura Vanderkam states that the creator of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company got a bigger house when he had a kid but keeps the old house as a den for himself – and isn’t that the very thing he’s claiming to stand against?

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