Tiny home living - changes you. There's no other way to say it.
And I'm not here to say it changes you for the better, or for the worse...or it is entirely all that transforming...it just changes things.
We moved here just in time for Christmas 2021, and since then there's only a few things I miss.
What do I MISS the most from living tiny:
1. My bathtub -- I say it lot, but having the space to light some candles, and take a long bath -- is something I am missing often. The good thing is - we book hotels now with incredible spa like baths so...it's kind of awesome.
2. Pantry space - I am a bit of a food 'lover...and I always have an abundance of food, but in the tiny house it's really difficult to store all the extra flour, all the extra lentils...etc. There's just NO room for it.
3. I miss my girl time...Admittedly - I'm a bit of a girls girl...and love spending evenings with my friends sipping wine and watching scary movies. This is NOT a tiny home thing -- more of a I moved hours away from my fave people thing. I don't get to walk over to my friends place for a glass of wine for some time away - and that's a little hard on my soul!
What do I LOVE about tiny living:
1. It doesn't feel that different. I know this sounds WILD to someone who has all the space in their home. But I don't actually think I live any different than anyone else, I have everything I could need + some lol. The kids have their own rooms, I have a beautiful kitchen, we have our own room, the dogs are enjoying it.....it only feels tiny when someone wants to come over with their entire family for dinner - which we can do in the summer with the BBQ and gazebo -- but the winter is different.
2. We travel more -- and honestly have more financial freedom. Let me get vulnerable: Covid, a divorce and an unexpected move you can read about it HERE. It has NOTHING to do with marketing, and is quite personal - so please be compassionate - or have empathy or...whatever it is that humans do when things happen for others. Since moving to the tiny we've gone to Mexico, Summerland, Kelowna, Copper point multiple times and have soaked in Golden fully - skiing, golfing etc. Having less stuff, less bills etc means -- just doing things.
3. I just love it. I mean -- I really do. I will be the first to say - life gets overwhelming often - kids, work, business, clients, dogs, yard work, relationships etc...but I always know that my little tiny is packed with love AND -- I don't have to feel the craziness of cleaning, organizing or....buying MORE stuff to feel better about the space. When someone says they're coming over in 10 - the place can be cleaned in 10.
4. I am WAY more aware of the things I buy. If I'm on amazon - I don't just order things to have them (I'm sure you've done this?) but now I think well how often will I use that? If I am not using it (like a kitchen gadget) where will I store it...is it worth it?