I’ve been contemplating ‘going tiny’ for a number of years now, and am now in a place in my life where that kind of change seems possible. I’ve had tiny house (TH) musings rolling around in my brain since I was in university in 2012, but I never had the urge or patience to make myself accountable to myself.
When I first stumbled across TH’s in 2012, I immediately knew that was something I wanted and needed in my life. It just made so much sense. I think I was in the preliminary throes of resisting the system we think we need to be a part of and the kind of financial life we think we need to lead – so building a THOW was the perfect solution.
My desire for a TH deepened after I finished my career in academia in 2014. I needed ‘space’. I needed freedom. I needed to go tiny. I put pen to paper and actually designed my TH. Now I just have to wrap my brain around SketchUp.
My ultimate tiny house dream?
To build a TH with my bare hands using items I’ve collected especially for that purpose. I know that seems terribly hippie, but I am, in fact, a hippie. So I might as well own it. I would love to use mostly second-hand materials for our build. Building a house has an environmental impact, that’s just the reality of it. If I can divert some materials from a landfill, I will.
What can you expect from Tiny Ambitions?
- Super nerdy explorations of tiny house components (like sinks, and toilets and furnaces oh my!).
- Tiny house design ideas
- Musings on the tiny house lifestyle