May 22, 2016
By Samantha Lipsky
As spring cleaning season concludes, many declutter devotees are likely contemplating, “Could I make do with less?” And, depending on the magnitude of decluttering, “How much space is needed to live a full life?”
Tiny Life is a social movement and seeks to address such issues through lifestyle simplification. Inhabiting smaller, and sometimes mobile, spaces allows many the freedom to prioritize other aspects of life. Living in a smaller structure can free up finances and responsibilities, which in turn, renders greater flexibility in job choice and travel.
What are Tiny Homes?
From Country Living magazine
Tiny homes can include micro-apartments, trailers, micro-homes
, yurts, houseboats, and garages. Simply put, according to the television show, Tiny House Nation
, the average home is 2300 square feet and tiny homes are roughly one-tenth that size.
Carpenter and Assistant Organizer of the Meetup, NYC Tiny House Enthusiasts
(NYCTHE), Tim Tedesco
attests that there are many types of tiny residences. “Living in NYC is tiny living. Most people already live in tiny homes like within a small apartment and bedrooms within a shared space.” He elaborates that residents learn how to create a well-organized, optimally-designed home, in which each and every space has a function.