What is the Tiny House Movement, Let’s Examine 2500 vs 400 Sq ft
What are tiny houses? The tiny house movement? Tiny living?
Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical home is around 2,500 square feet, whereas the typical tiny house is between 100-400 square feet. They come in all shapes, sizes and forms, but they allow a simpler life in more efficient space.
People seem to be intrigued by this movement for many reasons, the most popular including; environmental and financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom. For most people half of their income is dedicated to the roof over their heads which translates to 15 years working over your lifetime just to pay for it, which is why most people tend to be living paycheck to paycheck.
While one solution might be to live smaller, we don’t think tiny houses are for everyone. There are lessons to be learned and applied in order to escape the cycle of debt that most people seem to be trapped in.
But the real message behind the tiny house movement and simple living is being more conscious about how we live. This includes the purchasing and consumption decisions that we make but also includes even deeper issues like making goals for our lives and getting rid of the necessary baggage to do so.
The benefits of a smaller home include less time cleaning and maintaining the house, easier to find your belongings, monthly bills are cheaper, it’s cozy and easier to manage and it is better for the environment.
Tiny Houses can save you time and money. On top of that, they might even give you more peace of mind while you’re doing something good for the environment. But there’s more because living simply can lead to unexpected opportunities later on because you’ll have more resources (time and money) because of your decision to live small. The possibilities are endless but it’s always you who has to take charge (whether you live small or not).
Living small is really about living big. It sounds funny, doesn’t it? But if you let it sink in for a moment it’ll make sense because what I’m saying is that the tiny house movement is about downsizing for a purpose.
It’s about getting rid of our unwanted stuff, yes.
It’s about decluttering our life, yes.
But as you do that it’s also even more importantly about noticing what comes out and makes you feel meaning. Because meaning is purpose. And this is huge, here’s why..
Purpose leads to more caring which shifts people from fear to love. And the tiny house movement is making it possible by creating more affordable housing everywhere. Not only that, it’s inspiring others to simplify in other ways too because it’s not all about houses. It’s more about caring.
And You Can Simplify Everything
That’s right. Not only can you simplify your home by making it smaller, sharing it, or just clearing out the clutter in your current home… But you can also:
• Simplify your job or business duties.
• Simplify your relationships.
• Simplify your meals.
• Simplify your exercise routines.
• Simplify your thoughts.
• Simplify your attitude on life.
And all of these little changes add up to huge positive results in your life later on and sometimes even right away. Without having to move into a tiny house! But if that’s something that you feel you’re called to do, great. But you can most likely live simply right where you are now without having to change much. Think about it.
What The Small House Movement is REALLY About
I want to close by saying that the Tiny House Movement is about freedom to be you. The small house movement is about taking a stand on our human rights while creating and spreading freedom for ourselves and others because we deserve it. You deserve it. We’re here to end homelessness for good by inspiring and creating affordable homes to help all beings on this planet live happy and free.