I’ve just spent months and months clearing all my clutter. My “yes” box is tiny compared to my “no” box and my “maybe” box is huge. Now I’m ready to downsize and move into my brand new tiny house. How will I feel and how do I feng shui my tiny house? Will I feel squeezed and diminished? Will the smallness of my space be too yin? Will the narrow shortness inhibit qi? Will the eight mansions of my bagua be strong enough to deal with my life time issues? Will my sense of refuge and shelter provide a solid enough base to ascend the Tao holon of self fulfillment? Tiny house feng shui is my new challenge, and my spatial concepts will have to be microscopic compared to my lifelong obsession with lots of space.
The tiny house is the latest phenomenon in our housing culture. It is the complete opposite of the trend toward mega mansions in recent years. This modern day development is so very much the manifestation of the yin & yang spectrum of opposites. Having reached excess with mega mansions and megamalls, we reach the tipping point or flip syndrome that seeks the opposite.
Assuming that we’ve found the perfect spot to anchor our tiny house, we need to figure out how to implement the attributes of the dragon’s lair, i.e. the armchair position. Is there any kind of elevation, we ask, or perhaps some tall trees that could serve as protection thus symbolizing the black tortoise in the back? Undulating shrubs or a low fence might be the green dragon and white tiger on the left and right. An open view toward the red Phoenix could be anything from a birdbath to a fountain, a small rock garden or a flowerbed. Our Ming Tang or bright hall could be a tiny porch with a step-up and perhaps a retractable awning which will provide a feeling of refuge and shelter.