Have you heard of tiny homes, those compact structures that, from the outside, look like a mansion built for a squirrel? Some are built on trailers for easy hauling and some on slabs. They can resemble cottages, log cabins, a train boxcar, and even a box. Yes, a box. I don’t quite understand that one, but to each his own.
The tiny home concept—and tiny homes themselves—come across as charming and quaint. It’s a reputation they’ve earned. Some people cannot help but coo over them, especially when they see the surprisingly roomy interior and innovative storage ideas. They’re just plain cute.
So is a collection of novellas about tiny homes just as cute and adorable? When dealing with what comes across as a comical subject, can those stories possibly touch on serious issues?
As it turns out, tiny homes aren’t just oversized dollhouses built to amuse. As stories in Coming Home: A Tiny House Collection point out, tiny homes are an affordable housing alternative for individuals as well as communities dealing with homelessness and the aftermath of natural disasters.
But tiny homes themselves aren’t necessarily the focus of the stories. As our official description states, these are stories about people, “chasing their dreams, making fresh starts, finding love, stumbling upon forgiveness, and embarking upon new adventures.” They’re stories about fighting for justice and struggling to be independent. About recovery after loss and even survival.
In other words, they’re stories about life. And in Coming Home, the characters’ lives are connected in various ways to the innovated use of a tiny home.
So yes, a collection of stories featuring tiny homes can be fun at times, but also deadly serious. Check us out in print or on Kindle.