“Smith and Mueller set out to find what makes a home feel like home in their upcoming documentary, ‘TINY.’ They state houses have doubled in size since 1970, yet people don’t necessarily feel more at home in them. Thus, in their search, they’ve honed in on the folks of the tiny house movement.
Their findings were clear: “It is very rarely the size of a house that makes it feel like a home, so much as the relationships we fill them with.”
‘So far we have found that for most people, home is more about the people they live with or near rather than the physical structure itself,’ they said, noting that while many still enjoy the aesthetics of their small homes, people tended to place more emphasis on the world outside—their communities, or the land they live on.
There was a general agreement among people they met along the way that ‘…living small has shaped their lives for the better.'”
Published on November 27, 2011, by Joshua Philipp