Why not just buy a travel trailer?
If you want to live like this, that is your choice but don't judge and insist that others do the same. Don't lobby local, state, and national government to force this lifestyle.
Sometimes people see homes like these and feel sorry for the residents, "How can anyone live like that." Although the "small" lifestyle is not for everyone, it has a particular freedom that can't be had even if you have a stick and brick house already paid off. It's the "get up and go" capability and the constant challenge to stay small and remain sustainable. I know a couple who modified a van with everything they needed to sustain their traveling lifestyle and even have most modern conveniences.
This is on my bucket list...
Cedric here with a quick link to our blog where you can follow us: www.charlestontinyhouse.com
Thanks to Paul Bowers for an eloquent article.
Another key point is that you have less space and stuff to maintain - therefore you have lots more time to engage in life. You have to modify some things (IE: entertain in cafes rather than in the house; shop more frequently; handle some logistics like laundr and wardrobe...). Having lived in a one room flat with my spouse (2 1/2 years in Ukraine with no car and little cash) and in Spain for over 10 years (where people live in small flats too) I have learned that having a wonderful, delightful small nest can free one up to live more fully.
Thanks for this post.
In The Rainy Upstate of SC
Love this! Just built my own tiny house on land here in Canada. I own it. Debt free. Still no water... No plumbing... No electricity... But she is mine, not the bank's. I have ten acres to pee on... The rest will come with more work and more importantly... No debt!
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