My Brother Zach, his friend Nathan, and I have decided to try our hand at
bringing the "Tiny House" movement to Burning Man 2012 with the help of our Father.
The "Tiny House" movement is all about this idea of not having a
mortgage, the ability to literally move at a moments notice, and focus
on what is really important in your own life. I have a dream of being
nomadic, living in a small home built upon a trailer, just going where
ever my heart decides to leads me that day.
While I don't believe
this is a life everyone can live, I know this movement has something at
it's core that tugs on all of our strings. And it's not just the novelty
of the idea, but the premise of cutting back to just the essentials and
focusing on quality of things, not quantity. Funny it might be that, as
you cut back for the sake of quality the quantity of quality begins to
rise. Then again, maybe it's this idea of simplistic living, but
simplistic living in it's self is complicated process of deciding what
is and isn't needed. Which also involves a complicated process of trying
to get the most functions out of the fewest amount of things. How do
you decided what the minimal amount of function that you need to be
comfortable? And what couldn't this be applied too?
Now my idea
why these "Tiny Houses" are so popular is because we are all waking up
to the idea that we are wanting to change the way we have balanced
things out in our lives. First let me say, "I love the house my Father
built," but we have rooms in our house that are basically a waste of
resources going completely unused. It's nothing against my Father, just
an observation. And just like the wasted rooms in my house, I bet you
have some piece of clothing that you almost never wear, or worse, don't
like it. With the process of eliminating things, we find focus and time
for the stuff that we really rank high among the priorities in our life.
maybe why Burning Man is truly so amazing, because we are realizing a
profound amount of things lacking that do not really matter. This is my
message that I want to bring to this year's burners and hopefully with your help we can.
What you'll get out of this
With your help, we will teach you a few things about construction, share our design freely, make you laugh with photo's and video of us, and share our wonderful story building the Tiny House and it's journey to Burning Man 2012.
I'm bursting with ideas, but I want this to be short and sweet. Check the updates for more details or send us a message if you want too.