Sunday, July 18, 2010
Tiny house, luxurious life?
Jay Schafer changed his life about ten years ago when he left his job as a retail clerk and built an 8 x 12-foot house to live in. No longer burdened with a mortgage and large utility bills, he discovered a new sense of freedom and luxury. His passion for simplicity led to a business called Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Go here to learn much more about him. You can watch a video, too, and see the inside of his house. It looks ridiculously tiny from the outside but you will be surprised by what's inside. It reminds me of a ship. Everything is neat. Everything has a place. There's no excess. Want to see more designs? You can buy his The Small House Book by going to his website.
This is an intriguing alternative. Could you live in such a tiny home if it freed you from money worries? Would you want to do it?
Or are you like most Americans: dreaming of more space, a bigger house?
I, personally, would want more space than this but I like his philosophy of paring down.
Posted by Jessica Keener at 9:14 AM