Good question. Here are my best lines of reasoning. (Though when it comes down to it there’s just a little bit claustrophiliac mixed with someone who likes trying new things.)

  1. No mortgage.
  2. It will save me money by forcing me to live smaller and simpler.
  3. There will be no buying things just to have them, I must really censor my possessions. It boils life down to essentials.
  4. There is a lot of design potential in a small space. Nothing can be wasted, everything has a purpose. You can’t afford to have a poorly designed house.
  5. In a small space you can afford to have nicer things, because you have a whole lot less of them. Quality over quantity.
  6. It’s mobile. The world is my backyard
  7. It’s fun and challenging. And doesn’t have to be permanent.
  8. Finally, less cleaning.

Feeling Generous?

Yes, it's true. I'm just a lowly school teacher. You probably have a fancy high-paying job with gobs of cash and no financial commitments. If you would like to donate to the project (even $5) I would be incredibly grateful. I'll let you know exactly what your donation helped me do with the house. And my tiny door will always be open to you.

Have building materials collecting dust in a shop or shed? Most likely I'd be happy to take them off your hands. Please contact me if you'd be interested in donating materials.