OpenRoad Driver Volume 15 Issue 1 - Page 40

40 » OpenRoad Driver There is a new trend emerging in urban real estate. I have become fascinated with the price of homes, what we think we need, how we are building and designing homes, and the impact those decisions have on our lives and families. I’ve noticed that people, including us, tend to live their lives based on the space they have rather than creating the space to fit their lives. So we, as a family, set out to explore this theory and challenge ourselves to show what might be possible. What’s been the hardest part about making that lifestyle change? Getting rid of stuff. We have been working on it for over a year now and we are not done yet. It is a long process that is hugely challenging. It’s not just about getting rid of stuff. It’s a shift in how you live and how much stuff you buy. You have a lot of hands-on experience renovating your own homes. You spent seven years renovating your last house and now you’re completely gutting your new home. Do you enjoy the process, and what’s the most challenging part? It is one of my favourite thi