SMALL is the New Big

Tiny houses. Have you seen the new trend on living in tiny houses? I’m fascinated that a married couple can live in a home that’s smaller than the average parking space.

It’s amazing to think a couple can stay happily married living in a 130 square feet space. Every single day. (Where can the wife retreat when her husband gets grumpy?) 

These tiny houses have everything people need, including kitchen and bathroom space.

Our family grew closer in our small space in China, but this may be a little too close! And their lifestyle is probably a little more “green” than most people would be willing to go. (If you watch this video, I think you’ll understand why.

For more on this couple go here,

Interesting … If I only had the space of a van to live in, what would would I need on a daily basis? What could I do without?

Over the past 60 years, the trend has been to build bigger and bigger houses. However, over the past 10 years or so, that trend has started to reverse. Land has become more expensive. The economy has taken a toll.

Living in a smaller house has many pluses, besides being the green thing to do. A smaller house takes less energy to heat/cool. There’s less temptation to shop—because there’s no place to put much but essentials. Think of how many things you wouldn’t buy if you just kept reminding yourself, “I don’t have room for this.”

And then there’s the best part: less to clean!

What do you think? Could you see yourself in a tiny house? What about a smaller house? Could you downsize?

I love the front porch on this tiny house.

I found this link to some of the most unique tiny houses on a website devoted to living not just small, but tiny.

Here’s a Tiny House Board on Pinterest. Some GREAT spaces.

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.