Chuck Wendig on Tiny House Hunters

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  1. I’m glad I found your blog on tiny living spaces. Its a topic that fascinates me, interested as I am in the difference between wanting and needing. I think your tiny house is charming and I look forward to reading other posts here. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and reading, Robyn. Our tiny house is currently sitting on our lot, vacant and feeling neglected, but I can’t wait to set everything up again, give it a nice deep clean, and hopefully rent it out to someone. I hope to be able to do this by summertime. Somehow I thought the transition to convert it into some kind of rental would be quicker and easier, but (as I learned while living in it), steps and obstacles related to this house aren’t so tiny 🙂

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  2. I so appreciate your can-do attitude about embarking on this experience. And your honesty. It seems an interesting current trend to me (I’d like to write a post re: a reasonable sociological angle on this) and I know it is environmentally helpful. Excellent. But I doubt I could happily live in a tiny house at this point although in 1971 I lived in a somewhat renovated chicken coop for a year with spouse. Not far from a tiny house, but, believe me, more crude and rude. It’s great to know you are learning and enjoying aspects of it, too! And a note: I just posted a piece yesterday about “House Hunters” and what different people require in housing as well as my own experience in lots of homes. The title refers to “a good and livable box”…because that is what we all do, live in some sort of box, etc. structure, whatever our intent and circumstance! Enjoyed your post immensely.

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    1. This post might be of interest to you: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/01/tiny-house-movement-nation-tumbleweed-environment-consumerism/

      I’m finding that — on a personal, individual level — we’re indeed leaving a smaller footprint. We managed to find a nice, private spot to park the home and produce less trash, use less water, compost our waste, and run off the sun. But you certainly need access to land and resources — and have the money and time — to do these things.

      I know there are many small established tiny house communities, and groups of tiny house dwellers forming on private properties, but I sense this experience wouldn’t translate in a bigger community or as a solution to the US’s housing problems.

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  3. Maybe living in a tiny house is something to do for only a little while in life? Having done it likely gives you an interesting perspective that can’t really be explained well enough in words…

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    1. Absolutely. I went into this viewing it as an experiment and step toward something else, and nine months in, I still feel this way. Overall, I’m glad we’re living in it — as you said, it’s given us a different perspective, and I’ve certainly learned a lot about what I want and don’t want. Not sure when the next step will come, but we *are* itching for a bigger space in the future.

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