We have all heard about the high cost of consumerism and how it actually takes away from the quality of our life instead of adding to it. It fills our houses with stuff that we have to provide space for in bigger homes. It requires us to pay larger mortgages or rent, taxes, utilities and insurance; and we have to spend our valuable time caring for all of this instead of doing the things we enjoy. And that frequently means less time for our loved ones. Many parents with small children need to hire babysitters because they have to work to provide for all this excess.
Then we see the tiny house people who are mainly mortgage and debt free, who have fewer possessions to care for, less housework and yard work to do, which in turn, means more togetherness, resulting in long-lasting, loving relationships.
It really is a win win. Granted, living tiny isn’t for everyone. But when you talk to someone who is living that life, they will almost always sing the praises of less stuff and smaller spaces for a much bigger, happier life.