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As I discuss in my book, aside from resulting in less of a “house poor” life with a crushingly huge mortgage, having to expend less money on furnishing your tiny home, and costing less to heat and maintain- the advantages of small house ownership seem obvious- if you can acclimate yourself to living in smaller, more modest spaces, of course.
From time to time though, aside from these overly obvious perks, I look around at my own home and life, and realize that living in a small home (or for some of you a tiny cabin or cottage/camp) carries other often unseen benfits….
For example, to lead this discussion (and please do give us your input as we might cover this more in a future book- and we ALL could learn from this) I sat in my cozy couch the other night, reading Dan Mulfinger’s “Cabinology” book (a very cool, beautifully designed cabin/vacation home tome) and as I drifted off into a nap I thought “Thank god for my small home- my woodstove- not even a GOOD one- is able to FULLY heat the entire home as a result”.
If I were to have a significantly larger home, not only would I need a larger woodstove (which most likely would effectively heat a portion of the home only), but I’d need to chop, store and haul MORE wood- EVERY YEAR- which again, comes down to time and money wasted (and my back)- one of the very things most tiny house lovers aim to avoid.
Life’s too short- why waste so much of it bustin’ ass for someone else, and to make money for things you might not even need?
-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
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