Aug 27, 2014

The Notion of Living Small

Has anyone watched this documentary?  If not, you should.

We watched it last weekend on streaming Netflix and both really enjoyed it.  It's a very thought provoking look at living really minimally, in just over 100 square feet.

No, that's not feasible for everyone, especially not for families with children.  But it begs the question, how much living space do you really need?  Does every family really need 4 beds, 3 baths, an office, a playroom, and a formal dining room?  I cringe at the thought of cleaning and maintaining all that.

I think it's good to reflect on what is really necessary in what we think of as "home", about how much extra we think we need, want, and dare I say deserve when it comes to living space.  As with many things, less can often be more.  Less square footage usually means a smaller (or no) mortgage, which leads to less time at work, less house upkeep, fewer homeowner headaches, and ultimately more time with family doing what you love to do.  I like that notion.

The tiny (or at least smaller) house movement is really growing.  Are you in?


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