While I very much enjoyed the film Tiny (which was about tiny house living), it mainly focused on a guy trying to get his tiny house built, however we did hear from the experiences of others about living the everyday tiny house life. There’s now a NEW documentary features tiny house people who have been living tiny for awhile—and we find out about not just the positives, but also the negatives of tiny house living…
The film Small is Beautiful focuses on four Portland residents who are dealing with different issues around living small:
Ben is a 20 something single guy with an inheritance to spend and a design he drew, but an ambitious timeline and no building experience. Nikki and Mitchell are a young couple who, along with their two dogs, dream of bucking the strereotypical life style of buying a big house and spending the rest of their lives trying to pay it off. Karen, 50, has loved living in her tiny house for two years yet still struggles with the lack of permanency that comes with living in a house on wheels.
Before you talk under your breath or leave a comment referencing the excellent IFC show Portlandia like “I’m upstairs!“; the show already took this documentary to task. Also, Small is Beautiful is currently hitting the festival circuit, and had it’s first screening in Portland, because DUH!
[Thanks Small is Beautiful]