Tiny House

63E64607-9C68-4E47-8902-EB6E07E9F8A7.jpegArlene and her husband were watching a tiny house show on HGTV when she said, “Abe, we should sell this house and build a tiny house.”

“A tiny house?” Abe said. “You’re joking, right?”

“No, I’m serious,” Arlene said. “It’s just the two of us now that the kids are grown and out of the house. Why do we need to live in a four bedroom, three bathroom house?”

Abe got a smirk on his face. “Why? I’ll tell you why, Arlene. Tiny houses are too small. Do you really think I want to be cooped up with you in a very tight and extremely compact place day in and day out? It’s not practical.”

“It wouldn’t be so bad,” Arlene said.

“Oh no?” Abe countered. “As it is, you refuse to share a bathroom with me. Tiny houses have just one bathroom. Be honest, Arlene, you’d only use the same bathroom as me if you were under duress.

“I think it’s something we should pursue Abe,” Arlene said. “We could sell this house for a whole lot more than it would cost to build a tiny house. Plus, it’s mobile. We could travel all around the county and have our house with us wherever we are.”

“We’re not turtles, Arlene,” Abe said. “We don’t need to go around with our home on our backs. And we have a Toyota Prius. We’d have to buy a big honking truck to tow that thing around. Are you going to drive a truck with a house trailing behind it, because I’m not.”

“Fine,” Arlene said, “you win. We won’t do a tiny house.” Then she looked at the TV and said, “Oh look, ‘Caribbean Life’ is on. You know Abe, maybe we should sell our house and buy a place in the….”

Abe grabbed the remote out of Arlene’s hand and switched channels. “Oh look,” he said, “a rerun of ‘Law and Order: SVU’ for us to watch.”

Written for Ragtag Daily Prompt (smirk), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (compact), Word of the Day Challenge (duress), and Daily Addictions (pursue).

14 thoughts on “Tiny House

  1. James Pyles September 21, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Actually, some cities are using these wee houses to provide for the homeless. Of course, you probably already knew that.

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    • Fandango September 21, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      Yes, and as I understand it, the ones available for the homeless are quite spartan, unlike those seen on HGTV, and are not being very well received by the homeless.

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      • James Pyles September 21, 2018 / 2:49 pm

        They’re supposed to be an alternative for those among the homeless population who can’t or won’t qualify for standard shelters. Too bad they’re not being well received because they seem like an elegant alternative to shelter life.

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  2. isaiah46ministries September 21, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    I admit that this can be me. With travel shows, I want to go everywhere. But, I am claustrophobic, so no tiny house, ever.

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  3. Léa September 22, 2018 / 3:45 am

    That would do for the two cats and this human but I should need at least another dozen to begin to accommodate my books!

    Liked by 1 person

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