The concept of living in smaller homes has become popular in an affordable housing crisis. Whether fixed to land or portable, the tiny house movement has swept across the US. Our two guests present a dose of reality on EcoJustice Radio to the challenge, but also the splendor, of living simply with few belongings in a tiny home.
The Downsized Adventure of Living in a Tiny Home
As house prices escalate, the concept of living in smaller homes has gone viral. Whether fixed to land or portable, the tiny house movement has swept across the US. Yet, what is the day-to-day reality of living the downsized life?
EcoJustice Radio guests, Lindsay Wood – The Tiny Home Lady – and Teresa Bradley from Tiny Green Adventures, bring a dose of reality to the challenge, but also the splendor, of living simply with few belongings in a tiny home. Can you really save money by going tiny? Is it a net positive for the environment? And what about zero waste, is that possible? Are tiny homes the way to tackle the housing crisis across the United States?
Tiny Homes, although lauded as a green way forward in a world covered in wasteful McMansions and debt enslaving rent payments, must overcome land and building regulations (that in many places) still consider this form of housing either illegal or difficult to approve. We go into all these points and more on this show.
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Lindsay Wood, “The Tiny Home Lady“ is on a mission to develop 100,000 Tiny Homes as attainable and affordable houses in California and across the US. Lindsay has been investing in Real Estate since 2015 and believes Tiny Homes are a solution to the housing and climate crisis. Lindsay consults and guides people dreaming of going Tiny through The GO TiNY! Academy, GO TiNY! Showcase and the GO TiNY! VIP Tours [https://www.youtube.com/@GOTINYTV] .
Teresa Bradley is the founding Director of Race to Zero Waste and lives with her partner, daughter, and cat who all live a low waste lifestyle while traveling most of the year in a 24-foot Class C Motorhome. She and her partner travel for environmental project work throughout California and showcase their lifestyle on their Instagram & YouTube channel called Tiny Green Adventure.
Jessica Aldridge, Co-Host and Producer of EcoJustice Radio, is an environmental educator, community organizer, and 15-year waste industry leader. She is a co-founder of SoCal 350, organizer for ReusableLA, and founded Adventures in Waste. She is a former professor of Recycling and Resource Management at Santa Monica College, and an award recipient of the international 2021 Women in Sustainability Leadership and the 2016 inaugural Waste360, 40 Under 40.
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Published 17 April 2023, Updated 22 Oct 2023