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.
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.