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The tiny home movement in the United States is gaining recognition as an innovative way to reduce costs and live in a more sustainable way.
But people interested in this exciting opportunity to re-invent their lives have encountered permitting obstacles in towns and cities around the country. Well, here in Spur, we think that’s just silly.
We have established a city ordinance that clears the way for anyone to come to Spur and build a tiny house without any requirement to obtain special permitting.
PSA: if you see a tiny house PLEASE do not go up to the door and knock on it and ask to see the house and ask a bajillion questions. GUYS this is our home. Would you like it if I came up to your house and knocked during your dinner?
Look, I know we’re cool novelties and I like that you’re curious but please remember this isn’t a cool fad for us, it’s our life.
Honestly, I’ve been so white-washed, I’m not sure I ever truly grew up in the culture. I was exposed to it, I saw relatives, heard the language, ate the food every night, and listened to the music, but still, it wasn’t the same.
I’m always interested in learning about my families culture and customs, that’s why I enjoying seeing some of my cousins, aunts and uncles, because they’re proud of it.
In relation to the Catholic side of the culture, I treat that like I do any religious community.
I don’t actively live by anyones morals but my own.
In relation to keeping the culture alive in my life…
I still make the food, listen to the music and stay in touch with the news in the Middle East.
To give you a perspective: the news coming out of Iraq, with the militants taking over and forcing people into Alqosh…that’s where my aunt lives and my cousins.
The moment I heard the news, I called my mother, the woman who is accusing me of kidnapping my brother away from a loving home.
My concern for my families safety, no matter how I view their moral choices, is still there.
I hope that helps :)
Have a good day!
Good to know.
Though, I think the reason I reblogged was because I had this image of the white-tification of the people in media.
The reason I like Orange is the New Black, even though the main character is white, is that they focus on people who aren’t. They even have episodes where characters will speak in differently languages for most of the show. That’s amazing!
That’s a step forward. It has always bothered me that TV shows and movies always have to have the main characters be white for it to sell. I get it, they’re appealing to what they perceive to be the main audience, but I would argue that the world is full of non-white people that are willing to see movies, you just have to make them.