The Tiny House Movement Gets Its Own Documentary

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From Ewok villages to Graham Hill's Thin Bike, I have become somewhat obsessed with the wonderful videos from Fair Companies. But it's been their footage of the heroes of the Tiny House movement that have been the most compelling.

From a 16-year-old building a tiny house for a mortgage-free future to tiny houses as punk rock, Kirsten Dirksen's adventures in this "parallel universe" have been as entertaining as they have been inspiring. Now Kirsten is releasing "We, The Tiny House People"—a full-length documentary about this extraordinary recalibration of what it means to live the good life:

After filming hundreds of hours of tape, I am now telling my version on the tiny house story in the forth-coming documentary We the Tiny House People (Release date: April 23, 2012). I'm reluctant to claim there's some sort of magic in small abodes- I'm sure some people are watching simply for the "house porn" (as Shafer describes it)-, but it's obvious these stripped-down shelters reveal for us the essence of home, and for many, make it a bit easier to "suck the marrow out of life".

We are excited to see the finished result!

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