Learning how to build this small is a challenge. But it’s child’s play compared to learning how to live small. It took every bit as long for Aaron and his family to pair down enough to fit reasonably into such a small space as it did to build the shelter. Going through round after round of downsizing, purging, and otherwise shedding whatever is unnecessary took determination and mental and emotional stamina. And it’s been totally worth it. Having only what’s essential (by relatively affluent western standards) frees up a lot of clutter, expense, maintenance and energetic baggage.
Aaron learned a lot through the process – about himself, about design and building, and about patterns of living. What a fun journey, what a ride!
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