An interesting short documentary on tiny homes and people who live in small spaces. People who are inventors of a new movement of tiny homes and apartments.
~ Galactic human ~
Full movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcVrV…
I stumbled into the Small House Movement by accident of location- my parents live within miles of the tiny house poster boy Jay Shafer and his 89 square foot home-, but within a couple of years I had become a part of it as one of the few, and perhaps only, videographers documenting small shelters on a regular basis. When I first interviewed Shafer, he was one of just a handful of “Tiny House People” visible to the press. In the past 3 years I’ve helped turn a handful of inhabitants of small shelters into micro-celebrities (currently, 5 of my tiny home videos have over 1 million views; a couple have more than 3 million).
After filming hundreds of hours of tape, I am now telling my version on the tiny house story in the forth-coming documentary We the Tiny House People (Release date: April 23, 2012). I’m reluctant to claim there’s some sort of magic in small abodes- I’m sure some people are watching simply for the “house porn” (as Shafer describes it)-, but it’s obvious these stripped-down shelters reveal for us the essence of home, and for many, make it a bit easier to “suck the marrow out of life”.
More info on original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/…
– Part 1 (Tiny houses): We the tiny house people
– Part 2 (Tiny houses on the move): Summer of (family) love
– Part 3 (Urbanism of tiny houses): A spaghetti western of lean urbanism
TV producer and Internet-video personality Kirsten Dirksen invites us on her journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.
— “This extraordinary recalibration of what it means to live the good life”- TreeHugger
— “For those who find themselves dumbfounded, perplexed and curious regarding how individuals can make everyday-use of very tiny spaces.” – The Blaze
— “The documentary focuses on the new craze sweeping American — people living in Tiny Houses.” – Weekly World News
— “The subject is fascinating.” – Directors Live
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