Are Tiny Houses the Way of the Future?
Tiny houses are becoming more and more desirable. Not only are these houses more financially manageable for many, but the appeal they offer goes beyond just finances. Many Americans are looking for a simpler life. Many of us are realizing that life is not all about our possessions-there’s more to it than the material objects you can call your own. We are, possibly, on the track to becoming minimalists.
Well, at least some of us are. I like my home and I like the space it gives me. I don’t think I could live in a space consisting of less than 100 square feet. No, I definitely couldn’t. But some people can. Whether or not you think you’re one of the people who could live in such a small place, and live in it happily, is not really the point here. The point is, we are all, as a people, heading in a hopeful direction.
I can admit that I could never be a tiny house person, but the thought of it motivates me to take a step back and realize that I could live a simpler life. I can get rid of some of this “stuff” I have around the house. Some of it I’ve had for years and every time I come across it, I think to myself, “I should really get rid of this”, yet I find some excuse to keep it. But recently, within the last few months, I have found myself willing to part with my possessions much more easily. I have found myself asking, “Why should I keep this?”, rather than saying to myself, “Well, I can’t get rid of this because…..”
I feel that this change of heart, or change of perspective, is a good thing and a hopeful thing. I feel that it’s a positive thing. And even though I may never be the type to downsize to a tiny home, I think I’m on track to being the type of person who can say to myself, “Just because you have the space, doesn’t mean you need to fill the space.”
I encourage you all to take a look around and really ask yourself how many of your beloved possessions you really, really need. There could be someone else out there who could need them more. And during the holiday season especially, there are plenty of open hands willing to accept your “stuff”!