Letters to the Editor

Tiny houses: Enough with this silly fad already

As anyone who has ever owned a RV can attest to, trying to find enough space for clothes, towels, cookware, bakeware, kitchen utensils, silverware, dishes, glasses, small appliances (coffee or toast anyone?), food storage,and the list goes on and on, is always a challenge in a small living space.

For anyone who has watched “Tiny House Hunters” on the HGTV cable channel, it’s painfully obvious that the majority of these people have no idea what they’re getting into. They appear to be simply jumping on a band wagon.

With no washer/dryer, dorm size refrigerator, extremely limited food storage, these people are going to be wasting money, time and gas making constant trips to the grocery store and laundromat. If that’s a simplified lifestyle intended to lessen one’s dependence on fossil fuel, I’ll eat my hat.

Someone please document the continuous length of time owners actually live in these confined spaces before common sense prevails and they ditch the whole idea.

I’m waiting for filming to begin on the next TV series of the tiny house evolution entitled “How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Launch a Flamethrower Into My Tiny House.”