Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House DocumentaryHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Small is Beautiful is a revealing look into the tiny house movement, a grass roots response to the housing affordability crisis that traps young and low income citizens from across the developed world. In Portland, Oregon, we meet four characters, each of whom are at various stages of building and living in their own tiny homes. Ben is a 20 something single guy with an inheritance to spend and a design he drew, but an ambitious timeline and no building experience. Nikki and Mitchell are a young couple who, along with their two dogs, dream of bucking the stereotypical life story of buying a big house and spending the rest of their lives paying it off. Karen, 50, has loved living in her tiny house for two years yet still struggles with the lack of permanency that comes with living in a house on wheels.It’s a fascinating insight into the way a major personal undertaking of any sort can drive a person to the brink of insanity and tear apart relationships. A timely reinterpretation of the age old American Dream, a study in the gaining of wisdom through the humiliation of failure, and ultimately a celebration of community.Ultimately Small is Beautiful proves that it’s not what’s inside the walls of a tiny house that counts, but rather it is the strong community of like minded people who support each other as they dare to be different.
What a gem!
This film is so well made. By really getting to know these four people in Portland, the filmmakers were able to show them in raw and vulnerable ways that is so rare. It's not often that you see people go through the transformations able to be captured over a two year period.
It's not so much about building houses, or about the tiny house movement as it is to show how beautiful the process of becoming a more confident and strong person by achieving a very difficult dream.
I was able to see an early screening of the film and meet the home owners and the director. I cannot recommend this movie enough. It will lift your spirits no matter your mood and it may also help you learn more about how to overcome a difficult condition in your own life.
Not worth the rent/buy
Show was very very slow and was about people and their personal problems, who just so happened to be building a tiny house. Don't waste your money on this video. My husband and I are currently building our own tiny house and enjoy watching videos about others but this one is no good.
A true gem
As a tiny house dweller, I can't recommend the film enough. Jeremy offers an honest, authentic, and vulnerable perspective on the tiny house building and living journey. If you are considering building or purchasing your own tiny home, this is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to some of the emotional, physical, spiritual challenges, while also gaining enthusiasm and great hope for the future of the tiny house movement!