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Tiny Houses for sustainable living

Perhaps one of the neatest and most committed ways people are engaging in eco-civil disobedience is through the Small Living or Tiny House Movement. In the wake of the housing bubble and bust, people are turning their backs on the dream of a McMansion with private drive and in-ground pool, and are looking for homes with smaller ecological footprints — both figuratively, and literally! Tiny houses are small cottages or cabins built from sustainable, natural materials on trailer beds or permanent foundations ranging between 65 and 140 square feet. Not only does it take less energy to heat, cool, light and clean such a small residence, but folks who choose the tiny house lifestyle choose to live with fewer material possessions and a greater reliance on community spaces and public amenities. Some build tiny houses in gorgeous natural landscapes, trading spacious indoor rooms for amber fields, majestic mountains and spacious skies. PAGAN + Politics

WANT MORE? : James Vanderlaan is building a tiny house in his search for living a simpler, greener, less stressful lifestyle. Read more of his story
He is also writing a book on Tiny Houses called TINY HOUSE BOOK SET
See interviews with owners of tiny homes


PHOTO THANKS TO TINY HOUSE LISTINGS

6 comments:

  1. That is really downsizing... I really think we would be much happier with a smaller place just so that we don't have so many possessions... I know they weigh us down.

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    1. I definately agree and feel so much happier in a hotel room without many things. Did you see the photos of the inside of the tiny house? So cute; http://www.tinyhouse.me/TINY_HOUSE_._ME/HOME.html

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  2. That's right!Thinking big all the time is a waste!Everybody is able to live with less than what this comsumption society imposes!

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    1. Yeah! definately agree...I am cleaning out some clutter and giving things away right now. I can't believe some of the useless things stuffed in the cupboard. If you only had one cupboard, like in the tiny house, you would make sure everything you stored was useful.

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  3. I've always been fascinated with these neat tiny houses after reading about them from a certain news site. I'm a hoarder but I finally decided to give up some of our stuff. I felt good after that. Will continue doing it. Indeed, less is good.

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  4. These tiny houses are absolutely adorable! Living in a tiny house would be sure to get people outside more, which is where I prefer to be anyway. I just love this concept and would certainly consider this in the future. There is no end to the money you could save! Thanks for sharing this.

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