I know , tiny houses are somewhat fashionable these days . But my wife and i took it to heart and decided to live it for the benefit of our footprint on the earth and our relationship .The obvious question ….. how does happiness relate to square footage ? Lets not make any assumptions and evaluate on our return . I used to advice my daughters to take a backpacking trip with the emerging boyfriends . If they can not just survive, but thrive during a few nights in a back packing tent , they may qualify for a longer term relationship. Here are some of the friends with tiny homes we learned from and met on the road.