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, 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, 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.

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.

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