Tiny House Couple Redefines Simple Living & Resilience, shared by Kirsten Dirksen

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

-William Morris-

Living in a stressful world, we are always looking for ways to improve our way of life. We find that we are burnt out from our jobs, stressed out from the never-ending stacks of bills and commitments. We most likely lack nutrition as well because we crave comfort food in an attempt to forget about our everyday stress. Year after year we make attempts to improve our life, we set New Year’s Resolutions; which most times we fail to keep.

We are fully capable of changing that stressful life; so why do we continue to punish ourselves and live on the hamster wheel of stress? Don’t we want to jump off and live a simpler life? Today’s video shared by Kirsten Dirksen of FairCompanies is a great primer into getting off that hamster wheel!

Tammy Strobel and her husband were living that stressful life; “I was commuting 2 hours a day, going to a job I hated, overweight, unhappy, kind of middle class plight”. Finally, she reached her “turning point”.  They gave away 90% of their belongings, paid off all debt, lived in a tiny house on wheels, and changed careers. Learn more about Tammy and her journey at her website, www.rowdykittens.com

The new trend appears to be making headway BIG time. As you can see these tiny houses are very organized (better than my own house), have a very small amount of square footage and many are on wheels. Need a different view? Just like Tammy and her husband’s you can choose your scenery as well.

Check out the top 3 reads about the Tiny Home movement:

Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet

The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir

Tiny House Design & Construction Guide

Living in a tiny house has an even bigger bonus; not having to spend my weekends cleaning sounds like heaven. Organization in these houses are totally amazing. Not have so much ‘stuff’ I am all for. Having more time with the family, for the great outdoors or even just reading a book sounds relaxing and delightful.

Life is short. Live it healthy, with love and live it simple. As Confucius once said “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

Many thanks to Kirsten Dirksen and the Strobels for their hard work and commitment to exploring alternatives!

-Contributed by C.Hill-


9 thoughts on “Tiny House Couple Redefines Simple Living & Resilience, shared by Kirsten Dirksen

  1. I love this notion – and it has been something I have been thinking of as I consider my “later in life”. Downsizing, living within our means, not taking up so much space and reducing stress seem like brilliant life choices to me. Thank you for the great resources.

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