Why we want to live in a tiny house…

Why live in a tiny house

As many of you know that hubby and I have started plans to build a tiny house. For those of you that do not know what I’m talking about when I say “tiny house” here are a couple of pictures for you:

tiny house envy| source |

tiny house envy| source |

As we take steps in planning our dream home, I wanted to share with you all why we want to build a tiny house. I mean, it is a growing movement, but for most families a tiny house is not “the dream”.

We want to live in a tiny house because…

…a tiny house provides the perfect outlet for de-cluttering our lives. Think about it for a second: 200 square feet of living space = less stuff = less junk to keep up with = less clutter = less overwhelming frustration from stuff!

…a tiny house requires less maintenance. Our current home seems to need constant upkeep. (One of the joys of home-ownership, am I right?) πŸ™‚ I’m not naive. I know that a tiny house will require upkeep, but on a tinier scale. πŸ˜‰

…a tiny house allows us to get back to nature. If you haven’t noticed yet Lyle and I love nature. We love our adventures and spending time outside.

…a tiny house provides more time to focus on what is important in life. Life should not be about status or stuff. It is about time. Time with family, time with God, time enjoying the things that make you smile. Living in a tiny house, with less stuff to distract, would open up a whole world of time for hobbies and simple living. Also, with a tiny house there are fewer bills. Therefore you don’t have to work a boring 9 to 5 job just for the money. You can do something you love, and still live comfortably.

There you have it! Those are a few reasons why Lyle and I want to live in a tiny house.

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Before you leave! I have some exciting news…

…today I am co-hosting Week’s End with Elizabeth from Oak and Oats today! If you have never checked out her blog do it! I love everything about it. Elizabeth is truly an inspiring blogger. Here’s a little bit about the link-up from Elizabeth (in case you are not familiar with it):


Every Monday I host a link up called Week’s End! It is a place for you to link up your favorite post from the week and meet new bloggers. I love community and think that we can all learn something from each other! This week Paige of Moments for the Journey is my co-host! If you are wanting to join the co-host line up, you can sign up here and use code: WEEKSEND for 25% off any Oak + Oats packages.

Hello! I am a born & raised Carolina girl currently living in Utah with my husband, and planning our tiny house journey. I am a huge nerd and an outdoors lover. I love to journal, hike, backpack, rock climb, disc golf, blog, watch Doctor Who, drink hot tea, and bundle up with a warm blanket and good book. My blog has a little bit of all of that. It is my place to share all of the moments – big and small – that warm my heart and make me smile. It is all about the moments that make this journey special.

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