Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tiny House

I grew up in a small adobe house. And lived in smaller houses most of my life. I would go visit people who had large houses and thought how fun it would be to live in one. Little did I know at the time, the effort it takes to live in a large house - the cleaning, the upkeep, the expenses!

So now Hubby and I are looking into Tiny Houses and Small Houses in which to live. Tiny or Small Houses are a logical offshoot of those who wish to Live Deliberately. Because if a person is living a deliberate life, then they won't have much clutter and can live in a small place. Even people who are rich and famous are moving into smaller houses. Here is an article about a Hollywood Film Director who has chosen to move out of his 17,000 sq ft mansion and into a mobile home.  Click Here!

Technically Tiny Houses are built on a trailer and can be moved from location to location while a Small House is just that - a Small House built on a foundation and is more permanent. And then in the Small House category a person can look at subcategories like Earth Bag Houses, made from dirt filled sandbags or Cob Houses, made from adobe like mix of straw and mud or Straw Bale Houses, made from stacked bales of straw then covered with concrete or stucco. Small Houses can also be made from old shipping containers, a Yurt, or a Gypsy or Sheep Herder's Trailer or a Geodesic Dome. And there's always the more traditional wood frame house. And these dwellings can be and are finished on the inside just like a 'normal' home.

Tiny Houses have become a cultural movement which embodies those who choose to live with Nature or even more simply. Here is a blog about Tiny Houses, Tiny House Blog; a website dedicated to pictures of Tiny Houses, Tiny House Swoon  or a website dedicated to Small Houses, Small House Swoon; and a website about living the Tiny House Life, The Tiny Life . And this is just the tip of the iceberg, there is a multitude of info on the web about Tiny and Small Houses and Living a more Simple, Sustainable Life.


the dogs' mother said...

I like the 'hobbit house' at the end :-)

Introverted Art said...

I think smaller spaces are more comfortable. Besides I don't want to have so much space that I do not really share space with my lived ones. I always lived in big cities so therefore smaller dwellings. I love it too

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've always lived in small spaces too. Not as teeny-tiny as those ones though!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

I want to live in a small, cob or straw house. Not good for the climate of the prairies, but that's my dream! Thank you for sharing!

Birdie said...

I could live quite happily in a small space and did for many years. The problem was when my kids got bigger the space seemed smaller! I did love it though because we as a family were always so close to one another. I could speak in a normal voice to my kids in the next room.