There is a large beautiful house that I used to watch being built when I was in second grade. I truly loved to see its progress. When it was completed, its door had a beautiful stained glass with a lotus looking flower on it. It looked like a Victorian period house with unique colors on the trim and a lovely lawn. It may have been my dream house at one point, but my love for small homes started around the same time as when that house was being built. I knew in reality I never would want to live in such a large house. I was made for small homes.
My Childhood Dream was to live in a tiny house!
I need to seriously share this video from my YouTube channel (barely updated by the way) that I made a couple years ago. It explains where my fascination for small homes began! It is about my first tiny house ever. . .but I never got to live in it. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t continue to love the idea of living in a small home. Learn the story within!!!
This post was written for inclusion in the July collection of the Small Family Homes Blog Community. Read below for more writings on living small from our community of writers. Check back next month for a new topic and posts in the series and follow our community board on Pinterest for the latest small homes and family minimalism pins!Minimalist Meg– “Our Story Behind Small and Simple Living” : Sometimes living simply and living small doesn’t happen because of a grand event. Sometimes it just happens and it’s not until after that you decide to keep it that way.
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The Streamlined Life– “Why I Fell in Love with Small House Living” : Sometimes our earliest memories have the strongest impact.
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Family Pedals– “Finding Abundance in 1500 Square Feet” : In our culture it would be easy for us to view our house as a stepping stone to something bigger, something nicer. For us, the next step we’d like to take is to something smaller, something simpler.