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WASHINGTON — The trendy tiny house movement that’s made headlines over the last few years used to make me feel hopeful for western civilization. I assumed tiny house dwellers were doing it to tread lighter on the planet. But you know what they say about assuming. A recent expose spotlighting tiny house hipster hypocrisy shows that people living in these micro-dwellings are usually no different from anyone else in our consumer culture.
In a wildly popular article called “Tiny houses look marvelous but have a dark side: three things they don’t tell you on marketing blurb,” we learn that the majority of skinny jeans wearing tiny house hipster dwellers made the move out of necessity, not an altruistic desire to save the planet.
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