Bridging the divide between generations can be challenging at the best of times. Explaining the choice to live in a tiny house is a complicated one, particularly to people who don’t share the same values. The extent to which we can even say that living in a tiny house is truly a choice is debatable.
Continue reading “My Family Think I’m Crazy For Living In A Tiny House”
I listened to a podcast recently where Balaji Srinivasan spoke about financial freedom. He summarised something that I have been writing about since the beginning of my PhD.
Continue reading “Without Financial Freedom, You Cannot Have Freedom Of Thought”
Here is something that comes up a lot in my research on tiny houses. People who don’t like them criticise them for being both:
- too indicative of poverty and low socio-economic status
- too indicative of a very white type of hippy-millennial demographic
Continue reading “Too Gypsy, Too Hippy: The Tiny House Contradiction”
Four months ago, I spoke to Amy, a 33 year old Realtor living in the US. Amy immediately struck me as smart and focussed, she made me laugh and had a brilliant way of making incisive social critiques with her personal anecdotes and wry remarks.
The healthy person has a thousand wishes, the sick person has just one.
Continue reading “How Tiny Houses Are Saving Lives”
Unsettling distinctions and liminality. These are the phrases that have been on my mind and in my mouth recently in conversations about tiny houses.
Continue reading “Tiny houses: Confirming or Denying the Neoliberal Ideal?”
How can we step away from systems we depend on when we recognise that those systems are flawed or harmful? I have spent six and a half years in higher education, and I think this is one of the big questions that has underpinned my work throughout that time.
Continue reading “TedX Talk on Freedom and Constraint”
Last week myself and some of the team from OpHouse spoke at York Science Conference, the largest student-led science conference in Europe, where we explored how permaculture can lead us through sustainable urban development and what benefits the 15 minute city might bring. You can watch it here.
Continue reading “What would a 15 minute city do for you?”
Physics is often thought of as the most rigid of the material sciences. Qualitative, or text-based data which focuses on opinions, beliefs, and relationships between people shares much in common with physics.
Continue reading “What Am I Doing and Why?”