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My Journey to Living My Dream Tiny Life!

by | Feb 15, 2022 | Featured, Must Read, Tiny Houses | 0 comments

Seventeen years ago, my tiny journey began.

I saw my very first tiny house, a Tumbleweed tiny home created by one of the visionaries of the tiny movement – Jay Shafer.

This tiny home was just that; it looked like a miniature version of a chocolate box cottage, and I was instantly smitten!

While I was keen to start building my own tiny home, Edgar Guest says it best in his poem Keep Going. “Life is queer with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns.”

And as is the case for many of us, life and work got in the way.

Small living space with couch, office, and reading area.

In The Following Years

I went on to live in a tiny 9.5 square meter (102 sq ft) studio apartment, then I traveled the world for five years, bought a VW bus, and became a full-time vanlifer. 

I almost bought a wide beam dutch barge to convert into a houseboat too, but that wasn’t to be!

Now I live in Norway, where I am the proud owner of my dream tiny home.

A row of colorful houses in Bergen, Norway.

Achieving The Dream

It took me 17 years for me to achieve my dream of living in a Tiny House, but I wouldn’t change a minute of it!

I’ve experienced so many different ways of living, and I know for sure that the tiny life is the life for me.

Many people ask me why I choose to live tiny, and the answer is simple – I value financial freedom and lived experiences.

I don’t need stuff; stuff brings temporary happiness.

But travel, adventures, and time to sit with a cup of tea and read a good book provide lasting happiness that’s on another level. 

Tiny Living Scandinavia

With Tiny Living Scandinavia, I hope to share the stories of how and why others chose to go tiny and how it has impacted their lives.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to uncover Tiny Living across Scandinavia!

Keep Living Tiny xx


Pinterest image with a lady in a VW bus and text saying - my journey to living tiny.


Founder of TLS

Hey I’m Nadia, your tiny house obsessed friend, helping you discover alternative and tiny living solutions that can help you achieve financial freedom.

If I can go from renting to buying my own home, heading towards semi-retirement in 3 years then so can you!

Read more about my story here