People who are captivated by tiny living seem to share many of the same qualities. Here’s a list of the characteristics I’ve observed along with details on why each one fits and/or is true.
People who are drawn to the tiny lifestyle are…
- Smart – Being intelligent is a prerequisite, as I see it. Dim-witted people wouldn’t be able to recognize the brilliance and beauty of tiny living.
- Principled – Principles are what lead people to tiny living. And it’s what keeps them committed to it.
- Focused – The ability to stay on purpose is needed because tiny living is unconventional and relatively new.
- Tenacious – It takes determination to persuade local authorities to allow them to build a small house or small house community.
- Innovative – It requires creativity to find ways to make the most of small spaces and things.
- Optimistic – Positive people see the advantages of tiny living. Negative people see the disadvantages.
- Idealistic – They imagine what’s possible for the ultimate lifestyle and they go for it.
- Enthusiastic – There are so many great opportunities that come with tiny living, it’s impossible not to get excited.
- Resourceful – All pioneers are imaginative, even if they didn’t start out that way.
- Frugal – The financial rewards are one of the biggest incentives for tiny living. And only a person who’s smart about money matters could appreciate this.
- Unconventional – It’s the nonconforming lens through which they view the world that inspires them to go down this less-traveled path.
- Environmentalists – Their love of nature inspires them to do what they can to protect it in every area of their lives.
- Compassionate – They readily share what they know about tiny living so others can benefit.
- Kind – A person cannot have the above qualities without also being kind. It simply would not work.
I’m sure there are more, but this is what I’ve noted so far.