What About the Tiny House Movement?
As I was channel-surfing recently, I found a show on HGTV featuring a couple house-hunting for a tiny little house. On purpose. The program focused on people choosing to adopt the Tiny House Movement by taking up less space on the planet and living with the barest of necessities.
I don’t typically watch HGTV shows, as I feel it presents home buyers and sellers with an untrue and highly edited version of the real estate process. Most shows on this channel will cause me to either:
(a) Laugh like crazy, then get annoyed
(b) Stare at my television in disbelief, then get annoyed, or
(c) Yell disparaging comments at my TV because I am annoyed.
The program was called, “Tiny House Hunters”. I watched it and went with option (b). Then I DVR’d the next few episodes for ‘research purposes.’
Truthfully, I admire anyone who can edit their life’s accumulation down to fit into a house that is only 100 to 400 square feet. I like the concept, I just don’t think I would be able to do it. There’s just so much stuff I really need. Also, I don’t want to live in a camper or a garden shed, but if that’s your thing, good for you! Tiny House Hunters did feature some really attractive garden sheds.
Personally, the only Tiny House I might consider would be a house boat, providing I could live on the water and go sailing in my house occasionally.
It doesn’t seem as if the Tiny House Movement has hit the Monroe County or Downriver areas yet, although you can probably still find a small house for sale between 400 -600 square feet if you look really hard. We don’t call them “Tiny Houses,” they’re just houses that are really, really small.