Tiny houses mean a simpler lifestyle
“Small expectations” (June edition) explored tiny houses in Australia. This isn’t a new concept; the tiny house movement has attracted attention in the US since the early 2000s for offering both affordable and ecologically friendly housing. As a gen Y, I wouldn’t be surprised if the movement quickly gains momentum in Australia (subject to resolving the council laws and other land access issues identified in the article).
Tiny houses offer much more than just an affordable housing solution. They embody the minimalist lifestyle sought by many gen Ys who, like myself, prefer to spend our hard-earned cash on experiences rather than “stuff”. There is a simplicity and flexibility that comes from living within the bounds of a 40sq m house on wheels which can be moved at a whim.
Tiny houses present not only a route to home ownership but a lifestyle that demands we live simply, with fewer material items and focus on the people and experiences we value most. And who can argue with that? Elise, WA