Tiny Houses Inside is a small blog to help people live a content life from a minimal lifestyle.
Hi, I’m Dan and I wasn’t always a fan of minimal living, in fact, I was the opposite, 4 years ago I considered being cut from the same ol’ cloth of the hustle culture lifestyle and keeping up with the Jones’s. Every day I woke up I felt the need to strive for bigger and better things in life that I thought was the golden ticket to happiness…
I got promoted, financed a new car, got a mortgage for a pile of bricks with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and while sitting alone on my oversized couch that could sleep 3 people, I realised to myself that I was miserable.
My life of chasing money and success had caught up with me mentally. I tried drowning these “negative thoughts” that were keeping me awake at night which eventually turned into a downward spiral of eating and drinking badly.
I was 31 but I felt 50 years old. The debt, bills and stress of living the American dream turned into a nightmare.
After 1 year of what seemed to be a tug of war with my own mind and soul searching, it all came to a dramatic end when I said “nope” to all of it and sold off 98% of the stuff I owned.
I was inspired by the Tiny House movement on social media and I decided on a whim to try it. I moved into a 1 room Apartment. And every weekend I would drive out to nature for hikes and walks through the forests and I loved it so much that it seemed that what I wanted to do all clicked.
The only things I owned at this point could be packed into a duffle bag. Headphones, phone, laptop and some clothes for work, workout and leisure.
When the pandemic hit, I felt like I had dodged a bullet financially and I was lucky to be able to work from home. But it seemed like every day friends, family and colleagues were coming out on Facebook to voice their opinions on the lockdowns and how they were unable to repay their debts and struggled to put food on the table.
I faired well against the storm and I felt grateful to know that my journey had led me up to this point. It enhanced my views on minimalism and made we want to write about the tiny house movement as a beginner to help other people.
I am was no expert on tiny houses, and you’re probably not either, but you are probably here because you are interested in avoiding the mistakes I made so you can start living the live of your dreams.
- Get back in touch with what you want in life
- Give the middle finger to the Jones and learn to be content with less while effortlessly building your savings
- Reduce your bills and taxes
If you want to learn more about how you can start living it up in a tiny house then follow this space.