I'll admit there is a bit of me that likes the idea. Paring down to almost nothing, taking things to a simpler level (I have seven different pairs of dress shoes alone) and frankly finding a way to live with less. As one of the woman I was talking to at the open house stated; "One of the things you need to do is determine what you can't live without, and build up from that."
One guy had a 55 inch HD TV in his slightly larger home. I could live without the TV. I would need my PC. I suppose that would free up some wall space. The home actually does look spacious and once you're inside three or four people could sit comfortably. A light paint color and lots of windows helped with the illusion of space.
|Thanks to Jessica's FB page.|
The home was fully equipped with at small but functional kitchen and a semi-full sized fridge. "I can't give up my ice cream." Jessica told me.
Sadly I was not able to stay longer than a hour or so, and I did have questions about life in a tiny home. While it's probably not for me, I can still admire anyone that lives life on their own terms. I was speaking to a guy named Will about how I lived in a 500 square foot apartment years ago and felt the walls were closing in on me. We laughed about how the walls sometimes closed in on him in 600 square feet (his "large" home).
There were people there that already owned a tiny home, others that were curious, family and friends. I felt welcomed there. I'm sure that if I would have stayed I would have asked more questions, found out some information that haunted me - "How much does this home weigh?" for example. Or, "Why does the door swing in instead of out? Would that not give you more space?"
No matter. It was a good day out and about. That's all that matters.
|View from the loft.|
|That "complex toilet", notice the levers and such on the side|