By Sarah Tilson
The tiny house movement is gaining steam in America, and for good reason. In a culture that's recovering from bigger equals better, there’s a certain amount of attraction to living in a home that’s small, simple, and self-sufficient.
If you’re interested in tiny houses, check out the documentary We the Tiny House People by TV producer and internet personality, Kirsten Dirksen, available on YouTube in its entirety.
Featuring over an hour of extensive interviews with real owners of tiny houses, this video will give you details you won’t get just from looking at pictures. These homeowners give some amazing insights into the nitty-gritty details of tiny house life, and talk about how they overcame the challenges facing this unconventional lifestyle to construct the home they’d always dreamed of. In seeking a smaller, simpler lifestyle, tiny house aficionados are really thinking outside the box — in this video, you’ll see houses built on wheels and on water, into the landscape and inside abandoned working buildings. Even if you’re not the type to rush out and try building your own tiny house, there are some ingenious concepts on display for everyone to take advantage of — fantastically efficient use of vertical space, some truly breathtaking storage ideas, and some great thoughts on adapting a space for multiple purposes.
As one tiny householder asserts, tiny houses aren’t a fad — the endless focus on space, space, and more space is on its way out, and minimalism is here to stay. According to these happy homeowners, a tiny house means more space in your life for what really matters.