Originally Posted by Piobaire
I view work differently than most people do. It's just something to minimize in my life while maximizing my compensation.
I don't get the FIRE (financial independence, early retirement) mentality. Work your ass off for 10-15 of the best years of your life, save 50+% of your income, then retire to a life of leisure. I wonder how many people actually make it to the end goal. I'd rather have a job that I enjoy, that pays well enough to survive and save, and that doesn't consume my life.
Then there's the tiny house thing... Every yuppie/hipster who romanticizes tiny house living should rent a 400sf studio for a year before they sink $30k into building a house on wheels. Every time I see something about tiny houses, I want to hear from normal people (i.e. those not trying to monetize it with a blog or TV show) who have made it past the 2 year mark.
... but, like crash dieting, it works for some people, so to each their own.