Thursday, March 1, 2012

King of the Road

Two important symbols for young people today are the automobile and the house. The automobile, whether a pick-up truck or a compact car, represents freedom. With a motor vehicle and some fuel, you can go almost anywhere and do almost anything. A house, meanwhile, represents stability. Some might say that there is a point at which these two ideals can't really fit together. I would argue that, like superimposing the image of a crying eagle on the United States flag, putting these two symbols results in maximum effect.

Well, maybe. But I was thinking something more like this:

The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company sells both the plans for houses that you can build on a trailer and the houses themselves. Their smallest portable house is 65 square feet, and that goes up to 172 square feet. After that, the houses are merely "small houses" and stay put.

Part of the idea is downsizing. Reducing clutter and living a life free of Things. (Yes, why is this even here, right?) Also, to go green, as they say. A smaller house does less harm to the environment. I'm guessing once you get an electric dually you'll really be good to go. To go anywhere. Anywhere at all.

Buy your very own portable tiny house ready-made for $38,997-$53,997 through Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.

Images via here and here.


1 comment:

  1. I had a dream recently that a friend of mine had a whole circle of these in her backyard and was renting them out. Now I find your post. TOO CREEPTACULAR. But these houses are supernifty.