Less is more is an adage I believe when thinking about home life and our five-year-old T’s future adult life.
For anyone not familiar with the tiny home movement, it’s exactly as the name suggests, creating tiny but livable spaces and sometimes through repurposing shipping containers.
A quick search on Google reveals countless examples of incredible and creative possibilities.
The hubby and I are working towards giving T the skills to be able to live on his own one day. That is every parent’s desire and expectation.
But we are also mindful that there may be a future where T would need to be supported by us in his adult life.
The hubby and I live in a suburban area near a big city. This is the home we plan to grow old in and to watch T grow up into the wonderful young man we know he’ll become.
We talk a lot about retiring in the East Coast, where the hubby grew up. Away from the hustle and pace of city life and more out in nature.
Out East, homes and land are cheaper and you get more acreage for your investment.
It is during our moments of dreaming that we often imagine the idea of building a tiny home within our lot for T, should he live with us.
The idea of a tiny home or a shipping container home is certainly charming.
More so the idea of the hubby, T and I turning it into a family project. This certainly taps into my hubby’s home renovation flights of fancy.
I realize I’m making a generalization, but I often perceive Western culture to expect kids and their parents to live apart when the kid ages.
Whereas in Asian culture, it’s more common for multi-generations of families to live together.
So this is certainly a possibility for us one day.
Whatever happens in the future, we are taking it one day at a time and look forward with optimism.
But it certainly is nice to get lost in a dream as we think about all the wonderful possibilities ahead of us.
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