Book Review “The Big Tiny”, Dee Williams

There are things inside us too tiny to see. Not even a microscope can capture them. This got me thinking – if there are things inside us too tiny to see, might there be things outside us too big to believe? Rene Denfeld

Imagine the room as tiny as the corner of your house. How does it feels? I see you are saying “I’d love that”… In case if you does – go spend a night or two there, in the darkness, cuddling near the cold wallpapers, while dreaming where you’d put your shower or the heater. 

Breathe in – breathe out! 

There’s no place for the shower, sweetheart, but… ok, we don’t want you to die from pneumonia. Here is your heater. Keep it. You can use it like a bed. Look, so cosy!

Who should read this book?
Anyone who is dreaming about living without all the stuff that seems to weigh us down, environmental fighters, single travellers to new destinations… plus, also curious and lonely. 

The author:
A person with a huge passion for THM (Tiny Houses Movement). The woman who dream big dreams, but start small. A journey of 1000 steps begins with one…

Genre:
memoir

Concept: Go Tiny or Go Down! How to find yourself during the struggles of transition from “Big” to “Small”. 

Look at yourself from the space! You are very little, you are so tiny! But there is something Big in you: your great ideas! Even from the space they look big, because they have the power to change the universe! M. ildan

Idea:
Wise? Probably. Especially in the age of the environmental disaster we are facing. Just imagine the Earth full of tiny houses…

  1. Book idea alert!
  2. What would rich people do with all their money? 
  3. Sex in a tiny space VS sex in zero gravity
  4. Confused? You should be…

The beauty of the book:
There’s so much depth, tragedy and hope in this story. Dee Williams shares the discovery she made while facing death, gives whole-hearted explanation of her decision to go TINY, adds funny nuances and practical problems. Her spirit and courage absolutely amazing!

Pros:

  • odd humor
  • more a memoir than “How to”- book
  • interesting road to to finding your ‘place’ in the universe

Cons:

  • jumping timelines
  • no explanation on the serious matter: HOW to build the house without any help?
  • deaths

To remember:
In reality, how small or big your house is – doesn’t matter. Even in the tiny (or big) houses people still can be strangers to each other… 

At the end:
Think, the Earth is also VERY teeny. Microscopic. Pee-wee-sized. The tiny miracle in the giant, endless Universe. Maybe just being (living) here, while doing the best we can with our ‘little midget’ … is the purpose of our lives? 


Next post – “The value of humanity: does a single life matter?”

 

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20 Responses

  1. librepaley says:

    See the attraction of tiny house, but not being able to escape everyone!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      As a person who lived “tiny” until 29 – I’m saying “no” to the movement:) nothing for me (or enough! 😂😂) but it was interesting to read tho

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      The attraction is mostly on Netflix 😉 when they build amazingly cute tiny houses with characters:))

  2. masercot says:

    I like the concept of the tiny house; but, I can’t live without my BOOKS…

  3. Rebecca says:

    I left moved of my stuff behind when I moved last time…. just brought 2 suitcases. BUT! I miss my stuff! I really do….. I haven’t gotten rid of it, it’s in boxes in Belgium. Some day I’ll have it shipped over to where I am now and it will be like one big giant Christmas present!!
    It does sound like an interesting book though.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      2 suitcases 🧳? Girl, you’d be able to handle any “tiny” house living, especially after Swedish winters…:))

      It was an interesting read, because I don’t think I heard about THM (tiny house movement). It’s spreading…

      • Rebecca says:

        I am actually surprised though by how much I miss my stuff… first it felt kinda freeing to leave almost everything behind but one of my big hobbies is painting and making jewelry and I have so many supplies just waiting for me in Belgium!

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        We r attached to every lil thing we r buying I guess 🙂 we r choosing to have (buy) it for some reason, right?
        Well, I’m sure soon you can get your supplies shipped

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Just saw this quote…💙💙 for the #winner!!

        If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end, low vibrational relationship or friendship — you won. Lalah Delia

      • Rebecca says:

        Haha I like that!!

  4. Edwin says:

    Tiny houses are cool but I much prefer my rock.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Tiny houses are usually cute, but really not practical! Where would you put your dreams??

  6. Damn, you had to throw that line in there about purpose . . . .

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