Thanks for stopping by! Borealis is the tiny house I started building in July 2015. You can find all of my posts about the build and tiny life in general archived on this page!
To me, living tiny revolves around three simple objectives: lightening our environmental impact, lessening the financial toll of home ownership, and most of all, simplifying day to day minutia so we can live more fully within the world. We've reached a point as a society where all our conveniences have become responsibilites, and we're drowning in a sea of luxuries that feel more like obligations. The maintenance of large homes filled with an excess of belongings requires more time than we've got, not to mention the mental, physical, and social toll of working however many jobs it takes to afford the type of lifestyle we've been told we should want.
But you'll notice that none of those three facets mention actual house size. The thing about living tiny is that you don't need to downsize to 100 square feet to do it. In my case, and many others', I enjoy small spaces and can't wait to simplify my life to fit into that small a dwelling. However, I realize it isn't for everyone, especially families, and there are many other ways to change our lives so that we can act a little more thoughtfully and richly each day.