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?
It’s been two months since we left our 250 square foot home. There have been lots of mixed feelings about the move and after two months of settling in, we have some surprising opinions.
Five months into our tiny home adventure and the romance period has ended. Now it’s time to think about living in a tiny home for the long haul. It’s easy to think you could live a sparse life style, but when you commit to a long term arrangement you are truly tested.