Oh, there is pretty much nothing new under the sun or moon; people have been living in small dwellings since cave days. Of course, they might not have outfitted their caves quite like this. This isn't really quite a cave; rather an under hill / into the earth sort of dwelling. With lots of light.
|Located in New Zealand, you can see a lot more photos and read all about it here.|
Thanks, as often the case, to Keith of The Flying Tortoise for mentioning it!
People have NOT been living in vehicles since the dawn of time, but probably since 10 o'clock on the timeline of vehicles. I read The Grapes of Wrath, bucko, and you can bet those folks weren't choosing this lifestyle for the charm of it. People still aren't choosing vehicle living for the charm at times, though many are embracing a rolling mobile life, including me, because it ticks off a lot of boxes on traveling and living.
|Don't ask about all the boxes it ticks.|
|photo & text credit: Andrew Waits|
There are more photos and stories captured by Andrew Waits in his American Boondockers series on his website. Go. Look. Listen.
The above just scrapes the surface of what is going on with the tiny house movement these days. There are pods and containers and tree houses and cabins and houseboats and rolling homes; even a girl on a Harley with a teardrop trailer she calls TicTac as well as home.
When it comes to tiny and small homes, nothing is too small, though there are sometimes heated debates about what makes too big. As much as I love a good debate, I ain't touchin' that one. Who cares? If you are home and you are content in that home, that makes it pretty much right in my opinion. As long as it didn't and isn't breaking someone else's back or part of land devastation...there is that. Otherwise? As the children say, Peace out, man. Do they still say that?
There used to be, not so long ago, maybe one company (which I think was just one person) searching out and listing tiny homes. Now check it out, they are thriving alive alive O! There's a reason for that. While plenty of people are out there whinging on about their plight (some valid, some not so much), there are plenty of others out there figuring out solutions and tiny homes often play a part in that, freeing up money, time and resources.
Have you ever noticed that when one link in a chain of events turns out to be a good one, more seem to follow in fairly rapid order? Yes, it works the other way too, but this isn't about that.
This is about life. It's fast. It's slippery. It is worth savoring. Not in an Anais Nin sort of way (at least, not my take on how to enjoy your life without being a remora), but also, certainly not just drifting along, with words of 'someday' or 'I can't' riding on your lips.
Have a take tantalizing topside Tuesday. Do something tendereyezing.