Can Downsizing to a Tiny Home Help with Mental Health?

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Could living in a tiny home help your mental health in a big way?

The Doctors welcome Jewel, who lives in a tiny home that is only 360 square feet and Jewel might have given up on having a large home, she has not scrimped on style and taste. "Just because you go tiny doesn't mean you have to give up luxury," she says, explaining it has everything she wants, including a full bathroom, washer/dryer combo, and a walk-in closet.

Jewel was inspired to go tiny because she says he wanted to "make decisions based on desires and wants versus requirements." She says this life change has helped her create a "lighter and freer lifestyle."

She also notes the lower cost of tiny homes can help people focus on what is important in life and less time working extended hours in order to pay for a mortgage for a larger more traditional home.

Jewel says there is an added mental health bonus to living in a small house. She says living in a tiny home has helped her downsize and get rid of unneeded items, and allows her to focus on her priorities (family, friends, experiences, and travel) and generally slow down in life. 

Find out more about going small and living in a tiny house at Tiny House Trailblazers

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