And now for something completely different…well not really but it is an actual home and actually quite small and dealing with the challenges of space. Before the husband and wife built their very own 140-square-foot tiny home near Seattle, Washington, both worked in high-tech fields. Six months later they were reaping the benefits of their new home, especially after Tack lost his job just seven months later. Since small living is relatively inexpensive, their overhead costs were low and the home will actually be paid in-full in just two or three years.And in true tiny home owner fashion, they look forward to spreading the word about this style of living. “If you think differently and embrace the non-traditional, you can come up with some pretty amazing game changing possibilities,” he said.
These people are living the green dream and having fun while doing it. Spacious yet minimalistic, fun yet funky, economical yet eco friendly…I could go on like this forever, but these are all ways to describe this eco chic couple. The Lanes live on a bus in the San Francisco Bay area: a former school bus, to be exact, that they purchased in Oregon via Craigslist for $3,000. The 39-foot bus is just like “a regular home” on the inside: it features a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lounge area and even a movie room on the bus’ “second story.” Its livability is achieved by using custom, hand-made furniture, and IKEA pieces that have been altered to fit the bus’ specs. And it even sleeps 10! Plus they live completely off the grid and only pay $100 a month for maintenance this is the new American Dream.
Rachel, a therapist, and Richard, an IT professional, have been living on the bus full-time for four years. Many people are taking the American Dream to the next level by coming up with creative ways to still have the creature comforts of home in a smaller but happy space. The increase of alternative housing is in response to the change in the economic climate and the greater need for flexibility and sustainability. Eco friendly is not just for the tree huggers anymore.
Great list of everyday people who did extraordinary things that changed the lives of us all by altering the course of history. A little thing called Butterfly Effect or Ripple Effect. See as the eternal optimist all of our lives serve a purpose you just may not know what that is yet.
Interesting and inspiring photos. The carnival photo is my favorite one of all. The image is quite spectacular when you look closely at the dancer but from far away it looks like an abstract painting.
These are the new wonders of the world. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
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tumblropenarts: Revolving Torsion Revolving Torsion is a kinetic statue/fountain designed by the renowned Russian Sculpture Naum Gabo. The piece itself sits in the Gardens of St Thomas’ Hospital, on the Southbank of the River Thames. Despite the Gardens stunning views, as well as being a very pleasant patch of Green in an Urban environment, for […]