Do you have a "dream house" you wish you lived in? Do you lose yourself in Pinterest boards of bedroom makeovers? I used to. But I've become much happier since I stopped.
I learned a new way to think about home when I traveled the country interviewing tiny-house residents for my ebook, Life in a Tiny House. Although I live in a modest "big house," I investigated how the decision to move into a little home changed these people's lives. In the process, I changed my life too.
I left the experience inspired by those who had managed to cast off conventional ideas about dream homes to instead build dream lives that allowed them to work less and live according to their values
And the good news is that living in a tiny house is not the only way to achieve this sense of freedom. Here are a few lessons from these homeowners about how to craft a home — and a life — that's really worth dreaming about.