Tiny Home On Wheels : Philosophy

The tiny house move movement makes people reexamine how they view housing.  They want you to let go of the idea that big houses are somehow the best home to own.  They want you to learn that living on the human scale is much better.  The definition of the human scale is having all of your housing needs met but not tieing yourself down to a heavy workload.  At some point in your life, you were made to believe that a house with big square footage was going to lead you to happiness.  The truth is the opposite of that.  With less square footage you have more time to find more freedom and happiness for yourself.

A youtube video that deals with this subject can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYhtKE-oEEM

and another https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM-WdzT6rV8

The Attack On The American Dream

Part of the American dream is to own a beautiful house.  When you realize how much time you are spending to pay for that dream house, that dream turns into a nightmare.  At the minimum, you will work at least two days a week just to pay off your home and that will not include utility bills.  To build a big house you will have to make a down payment of at least $50 000.  With a thirty-year mortgage attached to it, you will pay that amount three times over.  It will be a different story with a tiny house.

You can buy a tiny home on wheels with $50 000.  Even if your chosen tiny home cost more than that, you will still be able to pay the difference off more quickly than a traditional size house.

Assuming you never move out of your tiny house, you will never have another house payment to make once your tiny home on wheels is paid for.  What would you do with the extra time and money it free’s up?  You could travel, learn a new language, go to university, retire early etc.  Many options will occur when you live within the scales of your humanity.

Tiny Homes Are Easier and Quicker To Clean.

A tiny home on wheels takes only half an hour to clean.  You waste time cleaning a bigger house.  Making time to pursue other things besides cleaning is always better.

Tiny Homes Are Better For The Environment

Tiny Homes use environmentally friendly ways to make themselves function such as solar panels and compost toilets.  I won’t spend too much time on this issue as I have already done so in previous blogs.  It is enough to say Tiny homes on wheels tend to be set up to be more environmentally friendly than regular size homes or apartment buildings.

Tiny Homes On Wheels Improve Relationships

When you are paying off the mortgage for a big house you are likely to work eight hours a day, get stuck in traffic, wear clothes you don’t like for a job you don’t enjoy.  All of that stress gets released at home.  It is not good for developing positive relationships.

There is much spatial separation in big houses.  Everyone can isolate themselves in a separate section of the home.  They don’t have to talk to one another about what is bothering them.

tiny houses foster closer relationships.  You can create a small amount of private space, but it is impossible to completely avoid other dwellers. Isolating yourself somewhere is impossible. You have to talk your issues out.

The breaking of isolation is nothing new with the tiny home on wheel owners.  They often want to be part of a community of tiny homes.  They want to get to know their neighbors are.  Big houses prevent them from doing that.  Owners of big houses can home from work to tried to deal with people.  They open the garage doors to put their cars in, close the door after and go into the house to relax.  They want nothing to do with the world until the next workday.

A Tiny Home On Wheels Make You Less Of A Pack Rat.

There is a rule tiny home dwellers use to deal with their possessions.  It is called the 365-day rule.  If you have not used something for a year get rid of it.  You don’t need it.  You may find it difficult, to be honest with yourself when posing this question.

The next best way to reduce stuff is to digitize as many things as you can.

The following step to do is to rethink how you shop.  Bring a list with you so you will stick to what you need.  You don’t want to be distracted by all sorts of gadgets and other objects being sold.

Remember space is like a vacuum. If you have any it will find a way to fill itself up. Make sure it gets filled up with something really necessary.

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