Why I am obsessed with the Tiny House movement

Over a weekend I read the book by Tammy Strobel which describes her story of…well, check out the title because that about covers it – You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too.

I found Tammy’s story of transformation from average American in debt to tiny home advocate really interesting. I become fascinated by stories of people down-sizing their homes and reporting vastly enriched lives from improved relationships and less debt.

Tammy’s book inspired me to immediately de-clutter my wardrobe. Slowly I am moving to the gadgets and gear that I haven’t used for years. I am on the tiny house continuum – my heart is dreaming I am far right, living in my hand built, tiny home. My head is far left – let’s perhaps start things off with less stuff before you move into a space that is smaller than your current lounge area!

The Tiny House Movement really took hold in the USA following the global financial crisis. When people lost their homes and realised their lives were financially unsustainable – tiny houses were a solution.

There are some amazing stories and beautiful homes to be found after a quick browse of the internet. But if you find yourself needing more – check out this recent book by Ryan Mitchell. It’s a brilliant summary of the movement and has some great examples – should you find yourself needing inspiration.


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