Living With Meaning
This book is on a slightly different track than what I normally write about – building or buying a small affordable homes. Instead it focuses more on living in a place that is fully functional for your needs. This does not necessarily mean that you need a very small house or a very big house, the author guides you through information and the thought-process that you need to build, buy, or remodel the most efficient house for you.
Not So Big House Book – Softcover
Not So Big House Book – Hardcover
In other words, you don’t need to sacrifice square footage for a better design. A small or smaller house than what you are used to can accommodate everything you could want or need when the design is well-thought out. Every inch of your house should be usable and used – what’s the point of having space that is not used?
She makes you think. She helps you to realize what really the most important things in your life are.
A few things to think about:
- Does a super-sized house make you feel better?
- Does all that extra “stuff” that you don’t really need or use make you feel better?
- Are you super comfortable in every room, every nook and cranny of your house?
- Is the design and layout the best it can be for your specific purposes and lifestyle?
For the most part, all those “things” that you buy are bought because you thought you needed them. But in reality, they are just a “feel good” substitute. And they fill up space.
The book isn’t about small houses, it’s more about making good use of your entire house. When you think about and consider exactly what you need, you usually end up with a house that is much smaller than what you think you should have to live comfortably.
A few of the authors other books along the same topic are:
If you are looking for some good insight into your life – what you have, what you need, why you want things, and why you do some of the things that you do, and you want to simplify and downsize, then this book is a great start into exploring what is most important. It is a way to a better life, a better house with intelligent design.