Tiny Homes!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | | 2 comments »

Tiny homes are awesome! This man, Jay Shafer lives a 96-square foot home that he built, and loves it! When I have to move, I think I'll hire this guy to build me a house, which is what Tumbleweed, his company, does... and it's so inexpensive! Check out the news video from the Seattle news website.

It's good to have less. More stuff = more stress. When you own more things, you've got to worry more about what you own, pay more for upkeep, keep everything updated, clean more, and generally, live a more complicated life. So, the answer? Live like a Buddhist monk in a hut without any belongings, limiting yourself to a mat and a stick. OR, live in a tiny house where you are forced to be organized and have room for only necessities. Ahh, a nice, simple life. Perfect. I would love to do that. Besides the obvious necessities, like a bed and a refrigerator, all I would need is:

  • My computer
  • Books/My Library Card
  • Torah, Tefillin, and such
  • My Reusable Water Bottle
  • An Air Conditioner
  • A Whiteboard
  • Two Bic Pens (I like the clicking type) - a blue one and a black one
  • A Little Pad of Paper
  • My Cell Phone
  • My Financial Organizer Folder
  • My Tennis Racket
  • My Baseball Glove
  • A Hat or Two
  • A Mini File Cabinet
  • My Harry Potter Wand/Flashlight (Dual purpose, how can I go wrong?)
I think that's about it. That's all I need. I bet I could happily live in a tiny house. Maybe I'll buy one and stick it in my apartment to test it out. I've always enjoyed tent-dwelling, and that's somewhat the same type of thing. Maybe I should just live in a tent.

That latter part of this entry, after proofreading it, reminded of the The Jerk with Steve Martin. I hope you all saw that movie because it's fantastic.


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  1. Anonymous // July 15, 2008 at 6:37 PM  

    what about a bathroom, do you need an outhouse?

  2. Adam // July 15, 2008 at 7:50 PM  

    the kitchen doubles as a bathroom.