Do you ever feel that certain people are put in your path for a reason? Well, that's how I feel with my new friend Heather!
Heather came to see me to get her eyelashes done, and we quickly became great friends, as we have some similar interests and are now currently swapping services ( I have a lot of graphic design work that needs to be done, and she wants eyelash extensions ).
Anyway, the thing that brought us to friendship was the common interest of Tiny Homes! Now, I am not too sure if you are familiar with the Tiny House Movement, butttt I am practically obsessed.
And what I quickly learned was, even though there was a similar interest amongst everyone in the room when we attended the local tiny house meet up, a lot of the reasons of why we were interested in a tiny house, definitely varied from person to person.
For myself, I don't think that this could be a way of life for me forever, but on a road trip, for sure! I even found myself agreeing that I am always looking for ways to live smaller... but that is probably not as small as some of the people there!
What I found particularly interesting though, was the numbers that they gave us when it came to living at the poverty level, and what people whom make minimum wage make.
Seeing numbers like these really puts things into perspective! And Edmonton is not even one of the most expensive places to live!! Thats scary ( especially for me moving soon here to one of the most expensive places to live in the world)!
I honestly found this picture SO interesting, what it represents is the places you go the most in your house. This really struck a chord with me, because i remember saying not too long ago, WOW I have not even stepped into this portion of my house in MONTHS.
And at the time, I was still dating my ex boyfriend, and we were considering moving into a BIGGER house! Isn't that insane. Funny how times have changed ;)
Heather had so many resources for me to look through in her little tiny blue house binder, and it was so great to hear from people who were currently living 'small'!
The meeting was also held in a SUPER cool space!
I am not too sure where a tiny house fits in to my life at this current moment in time, but what I do know is. It has been super cool and exciting to learn more about them, and potentially start taking workshops to learn more about living small, living off the land, and contracting people to build your tiny home, what type of appliances to have on the inside... and more!
I think one of the biggest things i am going to take away from tonight is... one of the hosts was mentioning the term " reduce, reuse, recycle" and how we tend to live that backwards... we recycle, we reuse, but so few people are reducing.
Interesting when you think of it like that, huh ?
What are your thoughts on the tiny house movement ?
yay or nay ?