When I first told people that we planned to build a tiny home, I met with a lot of negative views. It did not change my mind but made me wonder why people are so against the idea. I asked and most said it was due to being too cramped and not wanting to downsize their lives. I had lots tell me I would not be happy living like that. But do friends and family really know what's right for me? It may not be right for them but I am ready to do it now! Yes, there will be sacrifices but I am ready to make them. Living small doesn't mean you have to give up everything you love or enjoy. It means weeding out the junk you do not need.
Others couldn't grasp the concept of what we planned to do. They had never seen a tiny home or read about them. It became a mission to share this concept with others. I know there are others like me not happy in the rat race of life and wanting to live simpler lives. If I could point just one person in the direction, then my time was not wasted! There are thousands of people all over the world doing what we are planning to do and are happier because of it. This is not a new concept at all, just one that has had little media exposure but there are those trying to get the word out.
One of our favorite sites is a YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/kirstendirksen
She travels around visiting people who live in tiny spaces. Some of her videos are of tiny homes on wheels, some are tiny apartments but all are perfect examples of living in tiny spaces! Some are simply amazing examples of what creative ideas can do to transform a tiny area.
I hope to encourage others to think outside the normal "House" box and see they have other options. Imagine moving to new places every few years without selling your old house and buying a new one. Imagine the freedom of living you could achieve! :)