Minimalism is a growing trend … or rather, a shrinking one. That is, many people are putting their bigger lifestyles behind them in exchange for what has become known as “tiny living.”
With popular television shows such as HGTV’s “Tiny House, Big Living” and “Tiny House Hunters” making this type of lifestyle seem more than appealing, families have downsized, giving up old dreams for new ones.
There are many different reasons behind “tiny living.” For some, it’s about saving money, and for others, it’s about travel and the ability to pick up and go anywhere, anytime.
Whatever the reason, the trend is spreading. It’s not just small families or singles or newlyweds, either. Large families can live it up in a tiny life, too.
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This picture was taken a little over a year ago, shortly after we walked away from so many securities and took our first big step into our adventure. When I look at these faces and see what all God has done in their hearts, I find these words from John Ortberg to be true in my life: “A career is something I choose for myself; a calling us something I receive. A career is something I do for myself, a calling is something I do for God. A career promises status, money or power; a calling generally promises difficulty and even some suffering–and the opportunity to be used by God. A career is about upward mobility; a calling generally leads to downward mobility.” #nomuck #holeinourgospel #Godspeaks
The Hargers are one such family. They left their home behind and took up residence in an RV — all six of them. Homeschool mom Heather Harger gave her followers an inside look at how her family managed life in an RV in 2014.
“We get asked all the time how our family of six manages to live in our RV,” Heather Harger said in a YouTube video. “So we’d thought we’d give you a little sneak-peek tour.”
From creative storage to hidden seating, this RV has everything. Even the microwave, which the family rarely used, became a place to store cookbooks!
Take a look inside this tiny house and see for yourself just how possible it is to downsize. This is truly something!
Heather Harger discussed tiny living in a separate video in which she addressed the idea that many people are curious about.
“You should ask yourself, ‘What is your purpose for tiny living?'” she said. She went on to discuss different reasons people choose the lifestyle.
As for this mom and her family, their ultimate goal was to save money so they could pursue their dream of moving to South Africa for ministry.
In 2016, she updated her followers on the RV life. “The RV for us was a means to an end,” she said in a video.
“It helped us to get to our goal which was to move overseas and just use our skills just in a way to serve people full time.”
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