What does it Mean?
Challenge Yourself to Redefine Home & Rethink Housing
A tiny home is a multi-tool to meet personal goals, financial and lifestyle, and community needs from shelter to quality, affordable housing. What other kinds of housing can you say that about? It's a fill-in-the-gaps solution. Tiny houses come in many styles, and appeal to people of all walks of life.
And of course tiny living has been around since the beginning of time. In the modern day, housing options are very limited. More and more are bootstrapping their own housing solution by building or buying a tiny house. In the US, we have all seen the downsides of excess and the limits of the housing market. We can all benefit from living more simply and in smaller, more environmentally-friendly structures. Tiny living in not just for one particular socioeconomic class of people, and is not just about affordability. Frequently, tiny dwellers are motivated by a combination of many factors. Choosing to live tiny tends to emphasis experiences and relationships, over things. Though the choice to live this way is very personal.
The modern tiny house movement is centered on the concept of self-empowerment-- taking direct control of your life and your quality of life by reprioritizing what's most important to you and crafting a lifestyle and home around that. Tiny houses aren't right for everyone. Yet it’s important to recognize that they can make a quality home for many. Would you welcome a tiny dweller in your community, or in your neighborhood?
An intro to tiny housing:
The tiny house movement is a force for positivity. Empowering individuals and enabling communities to create more opportunities for home, from the physical structure to a sense of dignity.
What defines home for each of us is incredibly personal and more often than not comes from a place of love. Home represents a beautiful spectrum of meanings. Each meaning is valid. Nothing is more intimate than one's home—a place, a structure, a feeling, a state of mind. One of the most powerful things you can do is make someone feel welcome, at home.
For us, home is a sense of community. A feeling of belonging and security. A place of our own, where we can be our best selves. It's our cozy tiny home; it's simply being together.
There’s nothing like building or living in an unconventional house to make you reconsider the idea of what makes home, home. The meaning of home is very personal and goes beyond the physical structure. Home is a state of mind. Even those with no roof over their heads can have sense of home.
Keep scrolling to see our (tiny) Home Tour of America
After a serendipitous meeting with author, Susan Schaefer Bernardo, she was inspired to write a children's book based on our salvage-built tiny home on wheels and all our Tiny House Expedition adventures.
"An old farmhouse that gets recycled into something new: TINY, a little house with a big heart – and WHEELS! "