Dear Tiny House,
You were a dream. From the time I met my husband, I longed to move into a tiny house and simplify our lives. I researched minimalist living, created vision boards, and checked out weekly books in the library that included different home layouts and organization techniques so we could learn to live with purpose and best utilize our tiny space.
When I found you, I was over the moon. As you know, from the moment I walked in the door I said, “YES!” But my husband took more convincing. Your confined walls were something to get used to, but all I could see were memories of togetherness I wanted my family of four to enjoy — and we did!
You helped my husband and I overcome our communication barriers because we had nowhere to run. You fostered a close bond between my son and daughter because they remember nothing before sharing a room and becoming partners in crime. And you hosted dance parties, game nights, and large forts in your main communal area. My favorite part about you will always be the front porch where we spent every sunny day because we learned to use the outdoors as an additional room.
But despite the wonderful memories we shared, it’s almost time to say goodbye. You see, our son who came in as a few week old baby is now a wild and free-spirited little boy who needs more room to explore. Also, we want to grow our family, and there just isn’t room for another.
After we say goodbye, my family will still continue our minimalist lifestyle and tightly knitted bond. We will create an atmosphere that is designed and decorated with purpose as you taught us to with managing your limited space. I have to let you go so my family can embrace the next chapter in our lives — a home that gives our son his daily dose of adventure, room for hosting our loved ones, and an extra room awaiting the arrival of a future addition we hope to have one day.
We anticipate that your next family will learn as much as we have and will appreciate your tight space that allows plenty of room for intention and relationship building.
Thank you for two great years we will never forget.
**I originally published this piece on The Daily Positive for their Goodbye Letter Challenge**
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