Tiny House Nation mini-binge

Tiny House Nation
Tiny House Nation: The hosts at work.

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”.

Small House Society

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!

Small houses: it’s a movement!

A tiny home

The small house movement has its own article in Wikipedia, started in March, 2009, that describes an “architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes.” Pretty straightforward! It also points to a founder: “Sarah Susanka has been credited with starting the countermovement toward smaller houses when she published The Not So Big House in 1997.” The “financial crisis of 2007-2010” (good to know that’s over with!) is given props for generating increased interest in tiny homes and the Movement…