Miwa Oseki Robbins is a builder, blogger, and artist who has a fascination with tiny houses. Murphy Robinson teaches wilderness skills, archery, and hunting and lives in a tiny house that she built. We talk about the ins and outs of living in a tiny house, their connection to people’s identity, and their future in the USA.
- People are attracted to tiny houses for many different reasons
- Ways to build and live in a tiny house that ameliorate indoor air quality issues
- Size threshold that separates a Tiny House from a small regular house
- How living in a Tiny House forces occupants to prioritize possessions
- How Tiny House living coaxes occupants to be creative when having guests
- Values that draw people to Tiny House living
- Different land tenure situations that Tiny House owners find themselves in
- The importance of integrating into your local community as a Tiny House owner
- Are Tiny Houses a ‘white’ thing?
- Tiny Houses as multi-functional spaces
- How houses connect to people’s identities and reveal people’s priorities
- The future of Tiny Houses, and how they will ‘fit’ into regulatory structures
- The feeling of empowerment people enjoy from building their Tiny Houses