The tiny life is indeed a creative solution. So much fine work is being done by people far too numerous to mention here who have chosen to live more simply in so many ways.
So much of life is stuffâ€”stuff we accumulate, stuff we buy, stuff we are given. Another word for “stuff” is possessions.
Now there is nothing inherently wrong with stuff or any of our material possessions. The trick is developing and then sustaining the discipline to make wise choices about what to retain, what to give away, what to throw away, and then what to buy.
The tiny life in all its dimensions requires necessarily that one look at one’s “stuff”. What used to fit in a former dwelling is most likely not going to work in a smaller one. It might indeed become difficult to part with stuff.
Maybe one criteria can be, “Will keeping this possession help further my goals and what I believe my mission in life to be, and help me actualize the talents I was given to develop?”
What do you think though? Feel free to share your criteria.