The lovely explorer, Keri Smith and I share a love of tiny houses. I excitedly read her blog last week and began another tear through tiny home blogs, Jay Shafer's awesome site of Tumbleweed houses, gypsy vardos, and hobbity little earth dwellings.
What is it about the wee house that we love so much? From a simple little living room fort to a backyard yurt or tipi, a private treehouse or beautiful boat, I can't get enough of small spaces.
My godfather in another life, Carl Jung, said, "Everything in the unconscious seeks outward manifestation". One could run in any bloody direction with that, Carl. But as it applies to "stuff", I think it's worthwhile to investigate how we collect, what earthly items we cherish and what houses we dream of.
I'm dreaming of a tiny house in a wooded glen at the moment, as I'm deeply missing the trees once again...
And as for earthly items I cherish, here are a few:
1.Hairpins from the vintagebelljar
3.My favorite mug and this tea
7.My collection of big feathers
8.My grandmother's cast iron skillet
9.Blockprinted dishtowels (sneaking in functional art wherever I can)
10.My worn-out copies of (surprise) Women Who Run With the Wolves, Gift from the Sea and Walden.
I'll keep this list going and encourage you to create your own- bearing in mind that if you only had 200 sq ft to live in, what would you bring with you? What are you afraid of not having?