- Posted July 13, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Living in small spaces
Living in a simple space
His tiny home is currently located on the property of the rock climbing gym he owns, and he says he does not miss larger living accomodations. 'I have found the small house very peaceful and relaxing. It is comfortable and I am never far from anything I need. Visits with guests are more intimate without the distractions of a large space.'
- jne2013, CNN iReport producer
My name is Art Cormier and I decided to build a tiny house last fall. Over time I became aware that living in conventional spaces was burdensome and wasteful for my lifestyle. In the planning and construction phase of building my house I discovered that there is a subconscious drive for more - more room, more storage, more places for more stuff. This tendency creates conflict when designing a small space. The process became clear when I decided the goal was not “How much can I fit in a tiny space?” but “How much can I eliminate and still be comfortable?” From everywhere in my house you can look out in at least 3 directions. Despite the small space, it feels roomy and connected to the world outside. I don’t feel deprived because of a lack of physical things - I feel free.
I hope that my journey may inspire others to examine and explore options for living spaces.
To see the construction process go to my blog: tinysiphouse.blogspot
For a video tour of the finished house click here: video tour