One of my very favorite things about Netflix is that we can browse various genres to find films that I normally wouldn’t have discovered in the mainstream. Our latest find has led to my new fascination. Fair warning: that “fascination” just might end up becoming an obsession.
Over the weekend we watched “Tiny: A Story About Living Small”. It’s a sixty-six minute documentary that follows a young couple who is building a tiny house from scratch, with extra clips woven in about the Tiny House Movement.
The idea behind the Tiny House Movement is downsizing, sort of a rebellion against the “we need more stuff!” attitude that still prevails here in America. “Smaller spaces and simplified living” is something I can get behind, completely. To actually build and live in a Tiny House is what I would consider extreme living because each one measures between 100-400 square feet (yes, total!). Watching “Tiny”, I actually considered the idea of building our own tiny house someday. (They are ADORABLE, and many of them are on wheels so you can move whenever you want.)
After I fantasized for a few minutes it occurred to me that I probably won’t ever live in an adorable tiny house outside of my own imagination, but the space-saving tools and tricks that I saw just in the documentary alone got my brain working. I have even subscribed to a couple of tiny house blogs so I can read more.
Got Netflix? Go check out this documentary. I dare you to watch it without staring down some of the clutter that’s taking up valuable space in your house and grabbing a garbage bag.
(Still not convinced? Go take a look at this tiny house I am in love with, on Tiny House Swoon. I mean, really. SO. CUTE.)