Forever?

Hello!  Happy Hump Day!  I’ve kind of fallen off the everyday blogging thing.  Guess the holiday’s have caught up with me and it’s just slipped my mind. =)  However, I’m back at it again today and wanted to share an interesting article I found on facebook.  Ok, maybe I didn’t find it but someone in the Tiny House Community facebook page posted it.

It talked about how their tiny home wasn’t their forever home…and how that’s ok.

Here’s the article in case your curious:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/teeny-house-big-lie-why-so-many-proponents-of-the-tiny-house-movement-have-decided-to-upsize/article28035056/

I agree with this article completely.  Tiny houses and the lifestyle that goes with them, aren’t for everyone.  As I’ve mentioned before, things would be different if I had a roommate in my tiny house, which I’m not sure would go too well regardless of who the roommate was. =)  However, for me it’s working.  Will it work forever? Only time will tell.  However, going into this tiny house lifestyle my plan was to live in it 5 or so years (or at least till it’s paid off) then re-assess my situation.  Ideally, at that point in time, I would hope to be able to purchase a plot of land in some mountainous location and my tiny would then become my vacation house – the #1 reason I want to be off grid.  But, a lot can happen in 5 years and who knows if that will develop or if I’ll even want that anymore.  I am 1 year in though and as of right now I don’t have a reason or need to move to anything else.  Move my house, yes but move out of the house, no. =)

One of the points the article mentioned was that we, as humans, need space to be physically and mentally healthy. Overcrowding is a common occurrence and causes stress.  Stress is not good for one’s body.  Studies have shown that over and over.  Thus, if something (such as a living situation) is causing stress one should try to fix that situation which could mean moving out of a tiny house.  I don’t think there’s anything wrong with trying something for awhile, figuring out it’s not working, and then moving onto what will work.  I give the article props for discussing this and bringing up this topic because it is something to consider with going tiny.

Do you agree or disagree with the article?  Or would you even try living tiny?

 

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