Right, if you have read about my previous blog post on Minimalist Living is a Choice. You will have some understand on the brief concept of minimalist living and how to start. The future coming posts under this title would mainly be about my or should I said “our” decision in choosing the minimalistic lifestyle that we are about to embark on.
What drives us to do what we do?
First and foremost, I strongly think it lies in our values and our current state of mind. We do not want to be stuck in a rat race nor in any form of financial obligation (liability). So there’s literally no chance of us wanting to buy a half a million dollar house or be paying an average weekly rent of NZ$300-$400 for the next 30-40 years. The other factor to consider was the condition of most houses in New Zealand; they are often really old houses and to really do them up will cost us even more money. I guess that’s the first trap that we are both not willing to fall into.
We want to be able to focus on what’s important and the flexibility to move to follow our dreams whenever we want to. A house (a building, a construct, a thing) should not become the deterrence for us to do what’s right by us.
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”. – Confucious
So after deliberating on all options – we decided we (will/want/need) to move on from renting and we want to build a tiny house. Read more about tiny house – Tumbleweed Tiny House , Living Big In A Tiny House or simply get an idea from Pinterest.
What we hope to achieve?
1. Massive Saving (No Mortgage/Rent/Debt)
2. More Energy & Resource Efficient (Environmental Friendly)
3. Efficient use of Space
“Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it”. – Leonardo Da Vinci
4. Easier Cleaning and Maintenance (Less Clutter and stuffs)
5. Mobile (Location Independence)
6. Living with Less but Only the Best
Come back if you are interested to know about our journey towards a micro minimalist living.
“The secret of happiness… is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” – Socrates