In the video series "Kumail Tours Portland," Kumail Nanjiani takes a look at the real city behind the hit comedy TV show. In the sketch above, he visited a tiny house, had a look around, and asked the owner a few questions.
"I like the idea of seeing how simple, how small it could be," the owner says.
The idea of tiny houses have long been a favorite in the pages of YES!, where we've talked about them as a way to live more cheaply, sustainably, and simply. But how would the tiny house movement come off on TV?
Pretty well, it turns out. Kumail gets a few laughs at the owner’s expense and the scene in general is “very Portland,” but the tiny house itself looks clean, beautiful, and livable.
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- This 16-year-old is building himself a future free from mortgage payments, not to mention college accommodations that are a bit homier than your average dorm room.
- With 5 million houses in foreclosure, we are rediscovering that living sustainably includes living affordably.