While people often see the limited available space in a small home as a major obstacle, Austin said he lived a minimalist lifestyle even before deciding to build his tiny house. Now, he fits all of his possessions into a 150-square-foot space called the Matchbox, and he doesn’t consider that a sacrifice.
“If I had a million dollars right now, I don’t think I would build a larger house,” he said. “I genuinely enjoy the space, and I don’t feel like I’m really lacking for any amenities. The overall simplicity of just feeling like it’s all I need and nothing more.”