Could You Live in a Tiny House?

Could You Live in a Tiny House?

Preparing for an overnight trip to visit The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, as well as my husband's work travel to Dallas, I spent three full days cleaning our large two-story house of over 2000 square feet.

Let me tell you that I am in no way boasting about the size of our home, because it's in many ways too large for us. We're pack rats and our daughter has way too many toys.

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Credit Image: Tammy Strobel on Flickr

I admit it. I'm sometimes ashamed of it. When I have to cram cleaning and laundry into three straight days, I'm downright exhausted and frustrated by the size of this house and the amount of stuff. This time around, I began to fantasize about those spectacular tiny houses.

You see, I'm intrigued by the simplicity of life that is required to live in a tiny house. To be honest, however, our family doesn't have what it takes to live that simple life. I'm somewhat jealous of those who are capable of it. I can't imagine how much time I'd save in cleaning or the amount of stuff we couldn't accumulate! Everything we'd own would be necessity.

Unfortunately, at this moment, I consider our many luxuries more like necessities, and I'm pretty sure my husband would agree.

So, I'll leave it to fantasizing. Perhaps I can convince hubby in our later years to convert once the kiddo is grown and moved off to college. My pitch will be more land and money for a larger workshop with more cars and less house maintenance. Then, I'll benefit by less housework.

Could you live in a tiny home? If so, what style would you like? I can't decide if I'd want a modern structure or something classic.

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