Is it possible to live large in a small space?

Is it possible to live large in a small space?

tiny house in Colorado

by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

If you live in 500 square feet or less, we want to hear from you.

Hi Kent,

I wanted to let you know about an assignment we just launched on CNN iReport inviting people to share their photos and stories of living in small spaces. I figured it would be perfect for your audience and wanted to invite you to spread the word on the Tiny House Blog!

Here’s the assignment page:

We’ll be collecting stories through mid-August and will feature some of the top ones in a article and possibly on CNN TV. Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information (and keep up the awesome work!).

Katie Hawkins-Gaar

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CNN Asks – Is It Possible to Live Large in a Small Space? | Tiny House Living - July 13, 2012 Reply

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sammantha .... - July 13, 2012 Reply

i live with my folks since i lost my home and im a handy capped person so i live in my lil room …..

Carlos - July 13, 2012 Reply

Live large, not really but living smartly would be more accurate. I’ve been living in an 1958 Airstream 22′ trailer for 7 years. Americans are aging rapidly and becoming a nation of single person households. I greatly suspect the McMansions of today will become the multiperson condos of tomorrow. Living small has the added benefit of keeping more of what you earn in your own wallet rather than giving to the banksters to fund their corruption of the political system and its selective wars.

Bryan - July 13, 2012 Reply

So ginning up free content from the internet is what has become of CNN?

Modern day cable news (all flavors of it) has truly turned television into the idiot lantern.

    MJ - July 14, 2012 Reply

    Bryan, I agree with you as to what is considered news and/or journalists these days, but in this case, a non-hard news story, I think there is some great potential here to put faces and stories to the small/tiny house movement. I think a lot of people in trouble with their payments can’t imagine a way out and maybe sharing some of these stories in a public way such as CNN could help some people make the decision to walk away from debt and embrace a life they couldn’t imagine before. At least, that’s what I think! (as for ‘real’ news? There are, with some digging, sources available, usually out of Europe or even the far east, that will tell reality much more clearly about the US than anyone can find on ANY major media outlet – and I mean any!)

harmonicadave - July 14, 2012 Reply

I bought a short school bus (24′)& have converted it to live in & have a wood shop in the back, ( I build guitars & play music)I am Installing solar & a wind gen. so I can be off the grid, I built my own solar shower, & my own composting toilet, all on a musicians buget,LOL, its a mansion compared to living on my 30′ sailboat for 6 years, it was time to get back on land, the world is my home, the bus is my shelter, you can live large in a small space.

    lynn - July 18, 2012 Reply

    I, and my former husband, lived and cruised in a 30 ft. sailboat for years. I now live in a 23 ft. trailer. Wish I had the skills to make it as inspiring as what I see on THB. Good for you!

Mary - July 14, 2012 Reply

I moved into a 500 square foot house about 2 months ago. Love it. More than possible, and I’ve already started considering the space a “little too big”. I’m hoping to downsize from 500 square feet to 300-400 within the year.

Hugh W - July 15, 2012 Reply

Interesting stories… I’ve been in several different roommate situations over the past few years, sometimes in a relationship with a roommate in a home or appartment and others simply renting a room in someones elses home so I’m quite used to living in small spaces. Eventually I want a place of my own, but only when the time is right. I’ve learned a lot over the past few years as to what’s needed and what is just simply frivolous. Living in a small space makes you think about what is really necessary on an everyday basis… not much when you come right down to it.

Zola - July 17, 2012 Reply

Been living in a tiny house 22 feet by 8 while finishing building it. Took me 3 years to design it and work up the courage to actually start building it. One year without running water in the house and still ok. Hope it won’t be much longer for running water (civilization). Small is good, compost toilet is great, running water in house would be awesome. Every day the house gets cuter and more cozy. We rent space on a 40 acre piece of land so in that respect we are living large. Cheapest rent and nicest place I’ve ever lived in.

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