Over the last year, as the Audrey Press Team has worked on bringing the beautiful diverse picture book, Sissy Goes Tiny, to life, we’ve had the chance to really get a unique “behind the scenes look” at what its like to downsize your life and choose to live in under 400 square feet.
Then the topic turned to gifts…so what DO you buy the person who lives tiny and practices minimalism? It was a great question to pose to co-author and tiny houser, B.A. Norrgard.
“This is a tough one because tiny housers have super intentionally pared down their possessions to all of their favorite things. That can be hard, and they may not appreciate even the most well-intentioned gift. But experiences? Consumables? Those are AWESOME.,” shared B.A.
B.A.’s List of Best Gift Ideas for Tiny House Dwellers
Other Lessons for Kids and Adults inside the pages of Sissy Goes Tiny:
*The act of “going tiny” or downsizing/minimizing from a child’s perspective.
*Mommy and Daddy are excited about the tiny house lifestyle, but 8-year-old Sissy isn’t so sure (and that’s OK!).
*The child in the story “loves her life” and continue to do so even when their lifestyle and living situation changes.
*Touch on the process of downsizing, repurposing, and how “stuff is just stuff” in a positive way.
*The underlying lesson throughout the whole story is that living Tiny has BIG possibilities and can open up life to all sorts of adventures and learning.
*When keeping things “beautiful and useful” how different that might look to a child.
*She knew that her family’s new tiny adventure was full of big possibilities, and wherever they went on their journey, they would always be home.
So if your family is interested in a diverse picture book about tiny house living, check out the upcoming, Sissy Goes Tiny!
In Sissy Goes Tiny, eight-year-old Sissy and her parents make the bold choice to downsize their life and embark on a journey of living tiny and doing more with less. At first, Sissy struggles to get used to the idea of living in a tiny house on wheels and traveling around the U.S, but as she and her mommy and daddy learn about downsizing, repurposing, and how “stuff is just stuff,” she soon understands that a life of “living tiny” will be filled with the big adventures and learning.
“I believe that Sissy Goes Tiny is going to open so many minds for people! A tiny house is absolutely not for everyone, but we all like to dream and step into the shoes of another lifestyle in our minds. Learning about this lifestyle I think will help people be more supportive of people who do choose to live unconventionally. Sissy and her family are a great example of that.” Co-author, B.A. Norrgard
Join us in celebrating the idea of Tiny Living and BIG Adventures!