"It was a cold, windy New Years evening. Logan and I were wrapped up in the covers; he was surfing the internet and I was reading a book. It was a perfect and cozy night to be at home.
Suddenly, Logan looked over at me and said: 'Tammy, you’ve got to see this!'
'Dude. I’m reading. Is it that important?'
'Yes! You’re going to love this little video.'
Logan was right. The video featured Dee Williams and her little house. The house was adorable. It looked like a miniature Victorian or Carpenter Gothic home on wheels.
I looked at Logan and said: 'I want one of those homes! They are so cute. And think of all the money we’d save. We could pay for the house up front. Then we wouldn’t have to worry about paying rent anymore, at least not in the traditional sense. And maybe, just maybe we could park the little house in someone’s backyard.…'"
There is a great article on downsizing -- "Rethinking Normal" -- by Tammy in Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter. (They hadn't moved into their tiny home when our book went to press.)
Photos of their tiny home: http://rowdykittens.com/our-tiny-house/
Tammy's story of downsizing: http://rowdykittens.com/2010/11/home/