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Rural Life CAN Be for Everyone

April ReneeThink of it this way… we all want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city from time to time. Even if you don’t live in the city, it’s nice to get away from home base. The hassle of vacationing to the wilderness however, can inhibit us from going at all. There’s packing the tent or the RV, the camping reservation … the list goes on.

Have you ever considered a tiny home?

 Westport THD
Illustration courtesy TinyHomeDesigns.com, Michael Janzen

These little houses come packed full of all the essentials, some of them even on wheels, so you and your family can enjoy a lifestyle in the wilderness. At least once in a while. Consider it your home away from home. Unless of course you would like to make a tiny house your permanent residence.

Westport Kitchen THD
Illustration courtesy TinyHomeDesigns.com, Michael Janzen

Tiny house living has grown in popularity over the past 10 years as more people have decided to downsize and step away from their urge to keep up with the Joneses. While these little homes are often less than 300 square feet, this does not mean you are forced to sacrifice. Many people actually lead simpler lives, connecting with family, friends and nature.

This style of living also naturally eliminates wastefulness making for a smaller carbon footprint. Everybody wants to reduce their carbon footprint!

Within the attractive home plans, these little homes are surprisingly functional with more space than one might imagine. The style of functionality is different from your standard home and makes it much easier to keep things organized.

You can do your own research or follow some of these links for reference to what you’re getting into should you decide to take the leap into Tiny House Living.

Rural life really can be for you too. It’s not about expensive mortgages and a garage full of cars. It’s about sustainable living.

Go ahead, take a look at those links (provided) and decide for yourself.

Tiny House Floor PlansFor more on tiny homes:

Tiny House Design – Free Plans

Bless This Tiny House

HGTV.com – 10 Extreme Tiny Homes

nebraskadave
8/7/2015 8:12:00 AM

April, welcome to the GRIT blogging community. Tiny housing has indeed been on the rise over that last decade. Simplifying has sprung up through a grass roots movement. Many of the baby boomers (my generation) have decided that less is more. The caring and maintenance for stuff is time consuming and so in the down hill side of life some are even living in motor homes. My Dad was ahead of his time and lived in a motor home for the last decade of his life. Even the new homes slated for the middle class are more efficient but have smaller square footage. I'm looking forward to more posts about tiny house simple living. ***** Have a great and simple living day.