Tiny House, Big Style
When I first heard of Jay Shafer and his “tiny houses” I was so intrigued. How could anyone possibly live in such a small space? He currently lives in an 89 sqare foot home in Sebastopol, California. Jay has been living in tiny homes since 1997 and eventually started his business, Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. But as I began to understand the challenge of using this space effectively, I was so impressed!
These homes range anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000, and about $15,000 if you decide to build it yourself. The average square footage is about 150 sq. ft. That’s it…that’s all you get! I could not imagine all four of our family members in this tiny house! There is actually a video on the Tumbleweed Houses website where Tim is showing the inside of his home, and I was thinking to myself, “No wonder he’s so fit! With all of these tiny plates, and the tiny fridge, and the tiny stove, I could easily lose those last ten–the “Tiny House” diet plan! But I think having a lack of space forces you choose between what’s important and what is, simply, fluff. In addition to reducing your impact on the environment, I really believe that living a simpler lifestyle could actually be quite fun!
Do you think you could live in a tiny space?