Little House on a Small Planet by Shay Salomon

 

Our house isn’t huge by today’s standards, yet after reading this book I wanted to move into a home half the size. Not many people can say that, and sure, it sounds strange considering the past trend of ‘bigger is better’ when it comes to homes, cars, etc. Yet there’s something refreshing about minimizing one’s possessions and taking stock of what we truly need in order to live comfortably. Owning your home after a few years compared to paying mortgage payments for 15 or 30 years certainly sounds good, but is it possible to let go of the old mentality of success being the biggest house on the block? I sure think so.

A couple of quotes I liked:
“The luxury of a small house is that it leaves savings for quality, and the time to enjoy it.”
‘”Why, just because people have a lot of money, do they need to spend it?”‘ -Jirka Risavy

 

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