Tiny homes--small green
The size of the home we make affects our impact on the planet we live on in a big way. Asking less of the planet helps everyone. If we can make do with less, we become more a part of the solution and reduce our demands on the environment in our lives. Analyzing ourselves, we can separate our needs from our wants and get down to a simpler way of life. There is real joy in carrying a lighter load.
Born free, we sacrifice that boundless freedom along life's highways and become enslaved to the machine because of the need for shelter. Lenders, insurance companies, and others who stand to profit from your attempt to have a roof over your head, await you with open arms, more than willing to send you into the depths of a life of restrictive bondage.
$200,000 dollar loans paid off over 30 years cost more like 300-$400,000 to bring to an end, depending on how much difficulty one has in paying promptly the monthly payments....assuming you are able to survive all those years of heavy indebtedness.
Will you have a job all that time that is constant and pays enough to cover your payments all those years without fail ? If not, they repossess your home and you lose all you paid up to that time.
Tiny homes are in the news lately as a way to cut housing costs, avoid freedom robbing mortgages, accomplish environmental goals, and still have what we need to live. If we can't sing a song of freedom at sunrise, what value does life hold ?
Some people have gotten around local building codes by putting their small house on wheels, thus not being subject to inspections, being a mobile unit. Also,many building codes, allow the construction of very small stationary buildings without permits.
In a world of increasing regulations from over-sized, out of control governments, freedom is less and less and it's good to see dedicated inventive souls come out victorious in encounters with the machine.
"We can live here and be happy with less...." ~Sting