There are plenty of advantages to living in small spaces: fewer possessions, reduced impact on the earth, and lower living expenses are just a few of them. More people are choosing to live more simply, and for some that means using the bare minimum of living space. writes Jane Roarski in a recent post on the tinyhouseblog.com
This is the story of the tiny house we used to live in while we were renovating the cottage and it’s eventual demise, happening now as I write.
Then we realised that this was going to be far too small even as a temporary measure, not to mention the cold. We estimated that we’d be in it for approximately 2 years. The photo above was taken in 2002 and we finally moved out in 2011…do the math (s), as they say.
Some of the sheeps wool insulation we used in the house. Maybe living in a tiny house is good for you.
But eventually the big damp pile of stones was ready and we moved out of the tiny house.
A year later the tiny house is dismantled.
While we love our new house, in some ways we miss the tiny house. I think it may be a way forward for housing. It was really warm and took barely any resources to heat, once that log burner got going it only used a few logs a day to keep it ticking over.
But there is good and exciting news. My sister C is bravely embarking on her own tiny house project. It’s a bit bigger than the two room job but is to be so well insulated that she expects incredibly low bills. Here she is modelling her model.
I can’t wait to set foot in it.