(Video link here.) About 6 months ago, we got an email from Merete Mueller,  a friend of a friend who was just finishing up a film about the Tiny House Movement.

The film, “TINY: A Story About Living Small” follows Christopher Smith and my attempt to build a tiny house from scratch with no building experience in the mountains of Colorado. It also explores the lives of other Americans who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. 

We’re interested in innovative design and environmental sustainability, but most of all, we’re interested in “Home”—how we find it and how we know when we’re there, the small, strong details that make us feel comfortable and at-ease in a place. 

Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream, and what we REALLY need to live well and happily. It’s also the story of Merete and Christopher embarking on a project without knowing what they were doing; they could LEARN what they didn’t know. And did. (TINY just premiered at South by SouthWest, an independent film festival. Way to go!!!!)

We already love the film for this wise nugget:

 For some people bigger isn’t necessarily better. The world gets a lot bigger when you begin to have more cash and time.

Merete’s and Christopher’s tiny home if fully functional and totally off-the-grid.

TINY house w solar panels

Dig the sweet bedroom loft:

merete mueller
merete mueller

It’s clear that the Tiny House movement is way more than about houses: Check out the Tiny House website here to find out more (including plans to build your own).

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