Seeing the frame of this tiny house being pulled by our truck helps put the size in perspective. As people learn more about the true cost to our planet of building, heating, cooling, and cleaning a large house, a tiny house becomes much more attractive!

The owner of this house will be living in 144 square feet with her four legged canine friend. And the lower cost of building and maintaining this house will allow her to significantly reduce her need to work for an income. If we are waiting for retirement to follow our dreams because we need to stick to a 9 to 5 job just to pay the mortgage, is there another way?

Not everyone will choose to live in a 144 square foot portable house. But there are some amazing and creative ways to reduce our space needs and our ecological footprint, while increasing our financial freedom to pursue our dreams or enjoy more time with our loved ones. The book “Little House On A Small Planet: Simple Homes, Cozy Retreats, and Energy Efficient Possibilities”, by Shay Salomon, has photos and descriptions of many different ways people have been inspired to live simply and more sustainably. Well worth a read, whether you are creating a new house, modifying an existing structure, or ready to really think outside the box.