Could Survival for You Mean Living in a Smaller Home?

If you feel trapped by a home mortgage and the frantic pace of life that comes with it, maybe it’s time to take a drastic step. Move into a much smaller home.

Below is a video featuring one family who moved from a 2,500 square foot home to a 320 square foot shack.

The Jordans gave up a lifestyhle of working four jobs so they could simplify and not pay a mortgage. They paid about $20,000 to have their new home built, and they only pay $145 a month to rent the piece of ground they’re on.

Their focus now is on a better family life. Their son is home schooled. A storage shed serves as headquarters for their home businesses.

Many of us are accustomed to thinking of America as the land of opportunity for progress and expansion. But maybe it’s the land of opportunity for downsizing and minimizing.


View the Jordan Family’s smaller home.


Click here for more perspective on downsizing and right sizing your life.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Could Survival for You Mean Living in a Smaller Home?”

  1. I certainly agree that our homes are getting way too big–with so many rooms going unused–but going ridiculously small, especially for those with children, is too much as well. I think I would go crazy in just a few days!

    1. We hear about families living in cramped quarters in less developed countries, and they make it somehow. People have done it for centuries. What would you think of a solution like a small house or tent-type structure for one or two members of the family? A bigger dwelling for parents and smaller ones for the kids. All within a few feet of each other. Just a thought.

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