Mini-binge potential is there for Tiny House Nation with the first seven shows of Season 5 on Netflix, but I’m only on episode one. So far, it’s a pretty typical reality reno show: high-energy hosts, quick cuts, upbeat music, and bite-sized at around 24 minutes an episode. The storyline is simple: two renovation pros embark on an endless road trip, rolling in to help out on tiny home builds that are underway. That’s what I’ve got so far. I’ll see how far I get. For a four-minute sample: “Tiny House Nation: Mark & Nicole”.
“Here’s what living in a tiny house is really like, according to people who traded their homes for minimalism” is a really enjoyably light-reading, photo-loaded look at many of the things you’d first wonder about tiny home life: cooking, sleeping space, personal space, toilets, and lots more. Fun.
Here’s a pretty extensive tour, 60 Impressive Tiny Houses That Maximize Function and Style, from Country Living magazine, each with a photo, captioned details, and links. Around 300 sq. ft. and under is considered tiny, although some are bigger. A convenient way to get an overview and see what’s going on!
20 Surprisingly Beautiful Tiny Homes (Business Insider, Jan. 9, 2013) checks out tiny pads all over the place, New York to Hong Kong, Warsaw, Poland to Wuhan, China, with spaces ranging from 11 sqf to around 300 sqf, with several under 60! Nice.
The Small House Society, “a voice for the Small House Movement,” adds more fine-grained definition to the idea of tiny home living. It identifies the Movement as “the result of concerns about what we are doing to the environment, and what the environment is doing to us (wild fires, flooding, hurricanes), as well as a shifting economy. Some people just desire to live simply so that others can simply live.” Cool.
They have a motto…
“Better Living Through Simplicity.”
…and a clearly stated mission:
“Our desire is to support the research, development, and use of smaller living spaces that foster sustainable living for individuals, families, and communities worldwide.”
They’ve been around since 2002, and there’s quite a bit to check out. I’m on it, clicking through the Small House Society site… :) SHS is part of Resources for Life, which I’m checking out as well!