Tiny House Transforms Man’s Life

Here’s a guy who went from 4,000 square feet to 89. See his surprising video here. Called Second Act.

I haven’t downsized that much yet, but I’m working towards it. What I have done: I’ve stopped buying stuff just to have it. Or to be able to say I have it.

Everything I buy on credit adds more months and more years to my enslavement. More to maintain, clean, keep up, guard, lose, etc. Once I pictured in full color how much energy goes pay the bills for that stuff each month, in addition to all the maintenance, upgrading, storing, finding, losing, etc, I got VERY picky. And pickier still with what I recommend to my readers. Time and money have both, almost suddenly, taken on a new meaning for me. Just like Jay here.

Living low maintenance can make you more effective and powerful. Check out the image below. It’s all the worldly possessions of perhaps the most incredible, powerful and influential man of the last century, Mahatma K. Gandhi.

Via Adbusters.

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Kim Klaver


  • I had seen this online a few days ago and thought this guy is living right without all the unnecessary wasted space to fill up with "stuff". He has a fantastic idea. Then on top of that it has become a business income for him !

  • Powerful stuff.. and very true 🙂

    What if A LOT of people downsized. There would be a lot less stress at least.

  • Years ago I heard someone say, "The less money you spend, the less you have to make."

    I've never forgotten it.

    For me, being able to control my time and schedule is much more important than having a lot of stuff.

    I do like eating and living indoors though. 🙂

  • I think it was in the Parade that read about several people doing this. I've always been a simple gal and the pics and article were amazing to me and sparked something in me. Since then I've second guessed my purchases and feel so great about the saving and living simple.

    This is my life quote:
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. Love generously, care deeply, speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

    Love ya Kim!

  • We should all declutter (is that a word?) our lives and downsize. In one way or another all of us are pack rats 😉 We don't need all that stuff.

    That guy is living right. Plus, he's very mobile and can move wherever he wants to in a heartbeat. Great way to live!

  • Thanks for posting this Kim, I loved it!

    I yearn for more simplicity in my life. I've been giving a LOT of stuff to Big Brothers Big Sisters lately. And am now contemplating selling or giving books to the library…books are hard for me to part with, though…


  • I am in the process of moving. I have been thinking a lot about all the "Stuff" that we have accumulated and wondering how much do we really need.

    This was a great post. Life is not about the material items we possess!
    Thanks for Sharing

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