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like relationships, passions, and community. This allows a person to free themselves from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance. Another way to understand why the tiny house can help people feel happy is by visiting Laura LaVoie’s website, “Life in 120 Square Feet.” Laura M. Lavoie is a full-time blogger and a freelance writer; she lives off the beaten path in the rural area of Western North Carolina in a 120 square foot cabin with her partner Matt and their Sphynx cat, Piglet. The tiny house movement matched their high values and lifestyle perfectly and they decided to begin building their own tiny house in 2009. Lavoie gives workshops at tiny house events and consults for new tiny house owners. Her blog contains photos of all of her project and video tours. She also answers questions and gives updates on tiny house news. Laura LaVoie’s blog proves that the tiny house lifestyle can act as the glue in the pieces of a life. By putting all of her needs in a small box, LaVoie is able to pursue a career, maintain a healthy relationship, and live her dreams all at the same time. Finding these kinds of people can help us make the change from a miserable life to a happy and fulfilling one. Minimalism goes hand in hand with architecture by generating a maximum effect with minimum means. In the article, “On minimalism in Architecture – Space as Experience”, Vasiliki Dragana talks about how minimalism can be combined with architecture. Vasiliki goes into detail about how to reduce energy consumption and increase functionality, fulfilling the potential of the building and the people that use it. Minimalism has a high influence on the design and concept of a building as well as the flow inside it. Of course, the end product of a building is just an object, however, with the right combination; design can transform a building into a spiritual and physical modern movement. Minimalism and architecture go together when the consumer is provided with the environment they need. Qualities like, colors and sizes of the space have a huge impact on the user. One color can fill the room with happiness and the other can help make
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Zarur 5 the room seem bigger. The simple change of design may influence our body and mind. For example, Vasiliki says in her conclusion, “Minimalism in architecture presents the origins of the minimalist aesthetics, it offers simplicity as a personal lifestyle and a road to individual freedom” (Vasiliki). When it comes to individual freedom, the tiny house design requires the tiny house owner to be organized and neat. This emphasizes the idea of relieving stress from clutter and possessions, resulting in a happier life. The author sees architecture as a cultural symbol that provides a new way to demonstrate different lifestyles.
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