The Burgundy Zine asked me to submit a feature article that would fit their 5th issue—Be Present-Culture. It is such an honor to be invited back to this digital publication. After some thought about what it currently means for me to “be present” and the current meaning of “culture,” I could think of no better topic than Tiny Living.
I can remember when I could fit all of my belongings into the back of my car. Of course, I was seventeen at the time. Things have really changed since then. Now I have decades of keepsakes, photo albums, and cumulative collections of things I enjoy. Add in business endeavors, two marriages, two grown children, and a few dogs; and you have a lot of items in your living space. Downsizing to a tiny home was challenging enough, but can I downsize more to enjoy life in a van?
Whether you’re delving into a tiny home adventure, packing your stuff away for future generations, or just temporarily storing your stuff for an in-between situation, you are going to be storing your stuff somewhere.
Out tiny home experience was terrific, so much so that we weren’t very motivated to move. We started our adventure wondering if we could sustain this “bohemian” lifestyle and ended it wishing we could say longer.