I think one of the things that’s enabled people to go tiny, that I haven’t heard anyone mention, is the digitization of media. It used to be the case that, if you wanted to have a life rich with media and entertainment, you had to have a certain-sized space. Space for a library for your books, some crates for you records, a media center for your movies. Now we have Kindles, streaming music and Netflix. If you can give up analog entertainment, you are one step close to being able to substantially downsize the way tiny housers have. You will still have access to more entertainment than you could ever consume in a lifetime, inside of your little abode. In fact, @anarchistcooking, in her video explaining why she moved out of her tiny house, talks about the desire to collect vinyl or CD’s as a factor.

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Robert is a Christian, aspiring minimalist, software dev manager and paper airplane mechanic located in North Carolina.

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