(Tiny) Homeward Bound

Designing and Building My Tiny House

My dreams of a tiny home

For the last two or three years, I have found myself drawn to all of the websites of tiny houses and homes.  I lived in Boston and New York City, so always had small apartments (especially in New York City).  And then I spent 8 months traveling and living out of a backpack.  After doing that, you realize how little you actually need in life.  I don’t need a million shirts; in reality, I tend to only wear a handful and the rest sit at the bottom of my drawer.  The same goes for almost everything.  And I have very strong feelings that Americans tend to use way too many resources.  Bigger is not always better (at least not in houses and material possessions) and certainly is not sustainable in terms of houses.  So, small is what I want and what is good for the world (my own little part).

At the same time, I’m a bit of a homebody.  I want to have a space that I can really organize and decorate and make mine.  As soon as you know you are only going to be in a space for 6 months, how much do you really want to spend time, energy, and money to get it exactly how you want it to be?  I want a space that I know I’ll be in for a while and can take the time to get just right for me.

So, all of this leads to me wanting to build my own small house.  Right now its just in the planning stages, but that’s a hell of a lot of fun in it’s own right!