“Step 1. Buy land up north.
Step 2. Buy a yurt.
Step 3. Surround it by alpacas or goats… I am thinking goats.”
I’ve heard of yurts before, but I’ve never been too interested in them. That is, until I read my friend’s–Elizabeth–Facebook status update. In one of the comments that followed, Liz confessed that, “having a life that is simple would be peaceful. Unplugged and uncomplicated.” What truly astonished me was her next sentence: “It kind of makes me doubtful of what I want.”
As a child, I used to make huge mansions and grandiose cities from Legos. However, what I enjoyed playing with the most were the small and simple houses where a tiny Lego man would live all by himself with only the essentials. Now, as a young man, I aspire having a high-paying job that could sustain a luxurious condo equipped with state of the art computers, home entertainment systems, appliances, and so on. However, what I enjoy dreaming of the most is living (along with a dog) in a small hut in some faraway mountain with a stupendous scenery.
As I browsed the web for pictures of yurts, I ran into Designboom’s Tiny Houses. It listed various types of, well, tiny houses! My favorite house from the list is probably the Micro Compact Home (M-CH). I can easily picture this house right in the middle of some vast and beautiful land. The best part is that it’s roughly $46,000 USD. This leaves one with enough money to invest into purchasing a nice piece of land with a killer view. I’ve never wanted to admit this to myself, but “it kind of makes me doubtful of what I [really] want.” Maybe that deep innate desire to live as simple as possible is not too far-fetched.
Some more insane tiny houses: