Despite the best efforts of reality TV shows to make "going tiny" look easy, the challenge remains for living legally
The following declaration was drafted by Thom Stanton of Timber Trails LLC. An independent and individual point of view, it is believed that the sentiments stated within are shared by others within the Tiny House Movement.
Download a full-size original of Thom's Tiny House Declaration of Independence here (3737 x 5000 px @ 7.5 MB).
The struggle against autocratic oppression that limits an
independent choice of lifestyle is as old as civilization itself.
Those in the global Tiny House Movement stand as one
united in our right to live safe, simple, and free lives.
The purity of these sentiments are certainly among
the strongest underpinnings of the standards we humans
proudly pursue with an independent declaration
of our inalienable rights to life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
We affirm the need for safe, efficient, and affordable
housing and uphold our inherent right to build and dwell
in homes of the size and standard of our choosing.
On this day, at this time, as one united, we resolutely
raise our individual flags of freedom and choose to
“live simply so others may simply live.”