The Small House Movement
We live in a world of consumerism where our value is judged not by our character or integrity, but rather by our possessions and number/value of them. That is why I love the movement to downsize. To prioritize one's life and realize that not all we have is needed is both difficult but freeing.
A friend of mine from university, Laird Herbert, is a champion of this movement with his company Leaf House in Whitehorse, Yukon. When it started he was just looking for a way to provide affordable housing in a not so forgiving landscape and found a way to merge his environmentally conscious beliefs with a practical housing solution.
Check out his story and website: