Simplicity and Small Living

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the attractiveness of living small. I’m surprised, as a big guy, that my life in less than 100 square feet is as good and comfortable as it is. It continually amazes me how little we need and how comfortable living in the Airstream is.

I read a statistic the other day that the size of the typical American home has more than doubled since the 1950s, and that 40% of “stuff” is in storage. I’ve also been reading a fair amount about the “tiny house” movement, and how as resources and energy grows increasingly more scarce, and as the population becomes increasingly more mobile, that the way we live will probably begin to change. Maybe Airstream living will become the wave of the future?!

So, I reflect. I am finally “moved in” with all of the things I need to live comfortably, and I’m still learning about plumbing and electric things, but overall, I’m shocked that living small is really living large!

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