I have been downsizing for about 10 years. I have found the more I get rid of the less I need and want. The advantage of downsizing is you save alot of money. Less stuff to buy, less upkeep, and to top it off more environmentally friendly. That said, more is less seems to be the mantra of Tiny Texas Houses, who makes adorable and functional houses from reclaimed materials. I could actually live in one of these houses.
From the website: ‘My goal is to show people what can be done with a concept I call Salvage Building, thus what you see is 99% Pure Salvage. That means that everything from the doors, floors, windows, lumber, porch posts, glass, door hardware, and even the siding has been saved and re-used to create houses that we hope will last for a century or more. I believe that there are presently enough building materials sitting on the ground to build much of the next generation of housing. All it takes to make it so is pure human energy, spirit, and the desire to build something that will last for several lifetimes.’