The Thing That Worries Me About Tiny Living

I know the tiny living concept has been around for a while, yurts and Futuro Homes and such in the 60s and all that. I get the idea behind them too, trying to drop out of some of the rat race by doing with less. I get that, and I get the fascination with watching all that on TV.

Sometimes I think this will all just be a small subculture and won’t go too far. Other times I worry it will really catch on, for one particular reason. Here’s how it goes:

  • People go for tiny living because they don’t want to spend the money it takes to get a house.
  • Tiny living becomes normal.
  • Since tiny living is the norm, actual houses only are affordable to the rich.
  • Tiny living becomes expensive because everyone is doing it.
  • Tiny living start costs rise to above $500,000.

See my concern? Tiny living could become the only real option, and it could end up just as expensive as normal housing is now.

I would not look forward to that.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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