I’ve come to realize that since I became fixated on the Tiny House movement, I have found myself somewhat disgusted by the consumerism world we live in. Normally I’m okay with the world we live in, but lately that’s not true.
Please don’t misunderstand me in that the Tiny House movement is against consumerism; it isn’t. The movement is about downsizing and living in a more comfortable manner (or at least that’s how I see it as.)
To be honest, I feel rather spoiled with the things that I do have, and it can all fit in my car. For me that’s an accomplishment and I’m proud of it. Most people don’t see that as an accomplishment, but oh well.
By nature, I’d call myself a minimalist and not just in personal items. I’ve found that my artwork tends to have a minimalist feel to it as well. See for yourself here.
Looking around my apartment, I know that I have things that I can go without, but I just haven’t taken the time to get rid of it. I watched a video this week on a family of three that lives in a tiny home and they have a “we no longer need these items” pile. I think that is a great idea. I currently have one that consists of books, old external hard drives and a camera (which I am selling.) Contact me if you’re interested in buying any of the items that are listed above.
If you pay attention to the world around you, you may notice the consumerism that I’m referring to. It seems that companies just want our money. (Note: there are companies that aren’t like that. I am merely referring to those that act that way.) For example, I was told that a power company will charge you to have and use a solar panel. That doesn’t make any sense. Why would I pay the power company for a power-saving device that I bought? Now if I were renting it from them, then I could understand a rental fee. This idea rather infuriates me. The whole idea of a solar panel is to save money on the energy bill. The informant then suggested having extra outlets that are only plugged into the solar panel and have it be used for the lower wattage/voltage items in your house.
Now I’ll step off of my soap box.
My tiny house will have to wait until next year, hopefully. The blueprints keep changing, but that’s normal. I’ll only know if my plan will actually work once I start building the house. Need some websites to visit to learn more about tiny homes? Let me know, because I have plenty of links. I’ve spent hours of researching and I have lots of information.