Yesterday, I randomly remembered an article I had read years ago about a woman living in a very, very tiny house. The thing I remembered most about the entire article was the fact that she owned only 2 mugs. One for her and one for a guest.
It seemed... delightful.
So... upon remembering this random article, I googled "tiny houses" and this is what I found:
Jay Shafer (the designer of all of the above houses) has turned his "tiny house" obsession into a business called Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. For less than the price of some new vehicles, you can have a whole new house, ranging from 89 to 800 square feet. Imagine the elimination of a mortgage!??!? The elimination of utility costs??!? (Most of these homes' utilities cost less than $100 a year... a YEAR!!) OR... if you're really stuck to the idea of a larger home (aka: you have children), these little guys could be studios or guest homes or vacation homes... or (drumroll please) the beginning of a compound with all of your favorite friends.
Watch a tour of Jay's home:
If you're as smitten as I am, search pinterest for : "tumbleweed tiny house" and see how owners have decorated the insides of their tiny homes...
Warning: Your heart will beat faster, you'll start to question every possession you currently have, you'll start wondering about building codes and wheels vs. foundations... and if you're like my friend Kristin and I... you'll start planning where to go during tornados, the cost of building a community shelter, the trails that lead to each person's tiny home and the materials used to produce the decorative signs that will say "Mae's house... that-a-way ---->"
On that note... I'm off to make a second pot of coffee, work on my porch, and day-dream about my enchanted forest of tiny houses...
P.S. This week a waitress accidentally spilled an entire thing of ranch dressing on me. It was shocking, but hilarious. Just thought that you should know.