This week HGTV's House Hunters 9 o'clock time slot has been given over to people looking to buy a tiny house. I find this astounding and have been watching in disbelief. I know tiny houses are a thing, but mostly for people who live in them on vacation or some such, but permanently? It defies credibility.
Last night a rather well to do and educated seeming couple were featured on the show. They had a 2500 square foot house in Los Angeles and were moving to Corning New York and wanted a tiny 600 square foot house in order to have no mortgage and to bring more togetherness to the family. The family consisted of them and 4 children. That's 6 people! The two oldest children were early teen girls who spent a lot of time in their rooms when they were home. Texting I guess. The youngest two kids were twins just older than toddlers.
A tweet last night said, "someone should just call child services."
So this family goes house hunting with a really funny and pragmatic realtor who spend much time looking into the camera and voicing her skepticism about this whole plan. The first place they saw was a log cabin house in the middle of no where. It looked cute from the outside but the only sleeping area was a loft above the living room which would have had all 6 up there. And, there was no indoor plumbing, an outhouse was the bathroom. I have no idea where they would have bathed.
The other two were actually tiny tiny homes in small neighborhoods. One bedroom in both. Oddly, for a couple who wanted a tiny house, they seemed so surprised at how small each place was.
I give them 6 months in the house they chose and are planning to renovate. I hope HGTV goes back to them in a year to see how things worked out.