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March 12, 2015

Living Small

Have any of you ever heard of the Tiny House movement? I have known of it for awhile, but I recently stumbled across a documentary on Netflix called "TINY - a story about living small" and it definitely sparked some interest.

So for those of you who don't know, the Tiny House movement is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize from their large, expensive homes and moving into compact houses that are anywhere between 100 and 400 square feet. While doing so obviously lowers many expenses and is more economical, the main idea behind it is to lead a simpler, more humble lifestyle.

The movie focuses primarily on a man who decides to build his own tiny home, but it also introduces people who already have tiny houses of their own. It was really cool seeing how these little houses had such big impacts on their lives, and how happy they seemed.  Even though it will probably never happen, its fun to think about living in one of these little guys :)

The ones that are on wheels are the cutest! They mainly do that to avoid a lot of the building restrictions in most places, but I think its so fun to think that you could take your house with you anywhere :)

Also, as you could probably guess, Portland has quickly latched on to this ideal and created a Tiny House Hotel. You can find their website here. If you ever book a night there please take me with you.

House 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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