We need to talk about Tiny House people.

I believe in “live and let live”, unless you want to live in a Tiny House.

My son is obsessed with HGTV (he calls them Housey Shows) and I’ve been drenched in a steady diet of everything that network has to offer. By and large, they’re fascinating, informative shows.

And then, there’s the Tiny House movement.

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Every episode is the same– “Hi, I’m Tashia, and this is my husband Clint. We’re from Idaho and we’ve decided to go tiny. It’s going to give us, our five children and three golden retrievers the chance to really live on our own terms.”

Me, on my full sized couch: WHAT?

Tashia and Clint: “Our budget is 65,000, and we really don’t want too much square footage because of upkeep.”

Me: HOW HARD IS IT TO VACUUM A SHED? SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A RABBIT HUTCH?

Tashia and Clint: “Sure, there are some adjustments”–

Me: YOU ARE GOING TO POOP IN YOUR SHOWER

Tashia and Clint: “Our kids are so excited! They can’t wait for the adventure!”

Me: THEY’RE KIDS. THEY THINK THEIR LIVES ARE A VIDEO GAME, BUT NOW WITH A LOFT THEY CAN FALL OUT OF AND DIE

Tashia and Clint: “The great news is, our heirloom chickens can live above the sink, so fresh eggs are always close by!”

Me: SO IS A STORE. OR A SNORING RELATIVE. OR YOUR CHEMICAL TOILET. EVERYTHING WILL BE CLOSE BY, TASHIA

Tashia and Clint, with their Shed Salesman/Realtor: “I don’t know, babe. I just didn’t expect it to be so, you know, tiny.”

Me: HOOORNNNNNGH ACKPHTOOOT WHAAAAT

Tashia and Clint: “After shipping costs, our new Tiny House Shed only cost 68,000. We found a family member friendly militia with some land to park on, and the kids are so excited!”

Me: WRONG, TASHIA, THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO DRIVE AWAY AND LEAVE THEM IN THE WOODS

Tashia and Clint: “We’ve never felt so free!”

Me: OF SQUARE FOOTAGE AND RUNNING WATER

Oh. My. Lort.

Terry

 

 

One thought on “We need to talk about Tiny House people.

  1. Ha how do they get out of bed when you hit your head sitting up in those loft beds? Don’t even mention the flimsy ladders. Broken leg waiting to happen. Look cute not livable. Love your blog and your books.

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