A Gould Alumni Couple Decided to Build and Live in a Tiny House… What Happened Next?
“The simplicity of it is awesome, I want for nothing and need for nothing living in this space.”
Jimmy Catlin ’07 was quoted from a recent article written by Casey Butler for Grind TV, Butler asks Catlin and Jorie Ohlson ’06, “Is tiny house living all it’s cracked up to be?”
Tiny Living is a social movement where people are choosing to simplify and scale down the space they live in. The most common reasons people are choosing to live tiny is to reduce their environmental footprint, have more time and freedom to live their lives outside of the house, and to create a more affordable lifestyle. Typically, tiny houses are less than 1,000 square feet.
The “tiny house” movement can be traced back at least as far as Henry David Thoreau who said, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,” Thoreau wrote, “to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”