Tiny House Nation

"The best things aren't things" - Art Buchwald

Perfect Little House - Tamarack Perfect Little House - Tamarack

I'm very interested in all aspects of the Tiny House Nation. For those of you not familiar with it, it involves dramatically simplifying and downsizing your life. The average size of a house in the U.S. is 2,500 square feet. Tiny houses are usually under 1,000 square feet, with many living in tiny houses that are under 500 square feet! .


The are many reasons to embrace tiny house living:

  • Dramtically simplify your life
  • Focus on quality, not quantity
  • Less focus on material possessions
  • More focus on personal relationships
  • Living debt free and within your means
  • Being more environmentally conscious
  • Sustainable living
  • Community involvement and volunteerism
  • Organic foods and healthy living


...all of which are good for the soul. My soul anyway.


I probably don't appear on the surface to be a good candidate to embrace the concepts behind the Tiny House movement. I'm a Silicon Valley poster child. Katie and I with our 5 kids live in a huge house in Portola Valley, and have another in Mexico.


It just means I am a work in progress. :)  I look forward to slowly simplfying my life and divesting myself of all this "stuff" (except the kids of course). It's going to be a slow process. With all these kids under our roof, we're not going to be moving into a Tiny House anytime soon!


Below are a couple of my favorite Tiny Houses. The FabCab example is 850 sq ft, and the two story Tamarack is 727 sqft.

If you are interested in learning more about the Tiny House nation, I highly recommend reading the Tiny House blog. Also it's pretty fun to explore some of the companies designing tiny homes:

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