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60 Tiny House Quotes to Inspire You

Updated on:
February 5, 2024
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Tiny houses have become more than just a trend; they symbolize a lifestyle shift towards minimalism, sustainability, and conscious living. The following quotes capture the essence of tiny living, offering insights, inspiration, and a new perspective on home and happiness.

Here's a collection of memorable tiny house quotes from various individuals who have embraced or contributed to the tiny living movement:

  • "The smaller the house, the fewer the worries." - Unknown
  • "Tiny houses are not about sacrifice, but about efficiency." - Dee Williams, tiny house advocate and author.
  • “You don’t need more space. You need less stuff.”- Joshua Becker
  • "Living small is a luxury." - Jay Shafer, founder of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.
  • "Simplify your life so you can live it." - Dan Price, minimalist and advocate for simple living.
  • "A tiny home doesn't confine you; it frees you." - Gregory Johnson, co-founder of the Small House Society.
  • "In a tiny house, you only have room for what matters most." - Tammy Strobel, author and tiny house dweller.
  • "The less you have, the less you have to worry about." - Gautama Buddha, spiritual leader.
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  • “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato
  • "My favorite thing about living in a tiny house is that we live in our dream location." - Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons, tiny house travelers and documentarians.
  • “Love grows best in little houses with fewer walls to separate. Where you eat and sleep so close together. You can’t help but communicate. And if we had more room between us think of all we’d miss. Love grows best in houses just like this.” - Doug Stone, Singer
  • "A big house divides your life into rooms, but a tiny house multiplies your experiences." - Unknown
  • “I make myself rich by making my wants few.” – Thoreau
  • "Happiness is not determined by the size of one's dwelling but by the richness of one's relationships and experiences." - Unknown
  • “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of what they have” - Doug Stone, Singer
  • "Minimalism isn't about removing things you love. It's about removing the things that distract you from what you love." - Joshua Becker, author and minimalist
  • "Downsizing our lives and upsizing our adventures." - Jenna Spesard, tiny house enthusiast and blogger
  • “Less house, more home.” – Jay Schaffer
  • “Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something.” – Nicholas Burroughs
  • "Build a life, not just a house." - Unknown
  • “Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.” – Edwin Way Teale
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  • "Tiny living is about realizing how little space and stuff you need to be happy." - Unknown
  • "Every object in my tiny house is multifunctional. Except for the dog." - Aleks Susak, tiny house resident
  • “Our excessive possessions are not making us happy. Even worse, they are taking us away from the things that we do. Once we let go of the things that don’t matter, we are free to pursue all the things that really do matter.” – Joshua Becker
  • "The art of living minimally yet richly." - Unknown
  • "Tiny houses require less of everything: less building materials, less square footage to heat, less effort to maintain." - Ryan Mitchell, The Tiny Life
  • “Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind; large ones weaken it.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Instead of thinking I am losing something when I clear clutter, I dwell on what I might gain.” – Lisa J. Shultz
  • "Freedom comes when you have less to lose." - Unknown
  • “The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” – Marie Kondo
  • “The pursuit of simplicity is often a complex journey.” - Ryan Mitchell, The Tiny Life
  • "The beauty of a tiny house is not just in its simplicity, but in the freedom it offers." - Brenda Mason-Parmlee, minimalist and tiny house dweller
  • "Embrace small spaces and big dreams." - Unknown
  • "Living tiny means that you can focus on the things in life that truly matter." - Ella Jenkins, tiny house advocate
  • "Our tiny house is not a compromise but a deliberate choice to live our lives in a more meaningful way." - Ethan Waldman, tiny house author and coach
  • “In the end, you are going to want to be surrounded by the people you love, doing the things you enjoy, and on a life journey that makes you smile when you think about the places you went and things you did. Tiny houses open up the freedom to do all of these things—not just later on, but now.” – Ryan Mitchell, The Tiny Life
  • "In tiny living, you measure wealth not by the square footage of your home, but by the depth of your freedom." - Unknown
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  • “When you live in a tiny house, you live in such a small space that you have to get out in the world to make your living in places other than your home.” – Ryan Mitchell, The Tiny Life
  • “Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.” – Ruskin Bond
  • “Simplicity boils down to two things: identify the essential and eliminate the rest.” – Leo Babauta
  • "A tiny house is a vessel to a bigger life, not just a smaller space." - Macy Miller, architect and tiny house dweller
  • “Life is as simple as these three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? And how will I achieve it?” – Shannon L. Alder
  • "Choosing a tiny house is choosing to live on your own terms." - Unknown
  • “Minimalism is a tool to eliminate life’s excess, focus on the essentials, and find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.” – Joshua Fields Millburn
  • "The goal of a tiny house is not to shrink your space, but to enlarge your life." - Vina Lustado, tiny house designer and dweller
  • "In a tiny house, every choice and possession is intentional, meaningful." - Merete Mueller, tiny house documentary filmmaker
  • "Tiny living is not about what you give up, it's about what you gain." - Unknown
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  • "A small house can hold as much happiness as a big one." - Unknown
  • “Own less stuff. Enjoy more freedom. It really is that simple.” – Joshua Becker
  • "By living in a tiny house, you're saying 'yes' to adventure and 'no' to clutter." - Felice Cohen, author and minimalist
  • “My choice of a lighter lifestyle has brought me a greater sense of well-being. In a world that often seems stressful and chaotic, that’s a feeling I cherish.” – Lisa J. Shultz
  • “I’ve found that the less stuff I own, the less my stuff owns me.” – Nathan W. Morris
  • “If it costs you peace of mind, it’s too expensive.” - Unknown
  • “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” - E. F. Schumacher
  • “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”- Hans Hofmann
  • "The tiny house movement is not against houses, but against the overconsumption that they represent." - Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, reflecting on societal trends
  • "A tiny home simplifies life, so the world becomes your living room." - Unknown
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  • “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”- William Morris
  • “You know you have reached perfection of design not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • “Live simply so that others may simply live.” - Ryan Mitchell, Tiny House Living

These quotes encapsulate the transformative impact tiny living can have on individuals' lives, prioritizing experiences, freedom, and intentionality over material possessions and space. The tiny house movement continues to inspire a reconsideration of what it means to live well, challenging traditional notions of success and happiness.

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